Crispy Oven Baked Garlic Tofu

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This is a super easy and delicious "shake-and-bake" style recipe. It's super versatile and easy to make.

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Lightly coat a baking sheet with vegetable oil or line the sheet with parchment.

1 package of extra firm organic tofu
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon garlic powder
pinch of fine sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

Wrap the tofu in a clean towel. Then, gently press the tofu for 3 to 5 minutes with a kitchen towel to remove the water - or you could use the Tofuture tofu press, which makes the whole process much easier.

After removing the water, cut the tofu horizontally into thirds, then cut each third into four strips. Finally, cut each strip into five pieces to make approximately 1" cubes.

Add the cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, and tofu to a covered bowl or gallon-size plastic bag and gently shake to coat, then add the oil and shake again.

Spread the tofu onto the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn and bake for 10 minutes.

You now have perfectly tender, crispy pieces of tofu to serve however you like!

Enjoy it straight out of the oven as it is, or toss it with your favorite sauce and serve it over rice or noodles, as shown below.