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Tofu Nuggets

My children enjoy these crispy nuggests (they call it tofu chicken), and they are a great snack with some home-made barbecue sauce or tomato ketchup.

Plate with Tofu nuggets
Tofu nuggets. Photo by Almut Späth CC AT-NC license


1 egg, 1tbsp. tamari or soy sauce, 1tsp. paprika powder, 60g cornflakes, 25g rice flour or any other flour, a 200g block of firm tofu.

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Beat the egg with the tamari sauce and paprika powder and put it on a small plate. Measure out the flour on another plate. Crush the cornflakes (I use a pestle and mortar, but crushing them with your hands in a bowl will be just as good) and pour onto a third plate. Cut the tofu in 1cm thick slices.
Now dip the tofu slices first into the flour and turn until all sides are covered. Repeat the same with the egg mixture and finish with a coating of crushed cornflakes.
Bake for 20 minutes and serve immediately.

Preparation time: 15 minutes plus 20 minutes cooking time.

Sometimes, I cut smaller pieces of tofu and put them on small wooden skewers. Makes a great party food and children enjoy eating them with their hands and dipping them into the tomato ketchup.

Gluten-free: Use gluten-free cornflakes and any gluten-free flour you like.
Vegan: Mix 30g of flour with the tamari sauce and paprika powder and add as much plant-based milk as necessary to form a creamy dough. Cover the tofu pieces in this dough, then turn in the crushed cornflakes and bake for 20 minutes at 180°C.