Crispy Tofu Yums

Crispy Tofu Yums I guess this would be my grilled chicken breast alternative. I marinate 2 or 3 pounds of tofu and then cook it up in small batches throughout the week. Crispy tofu yums are all about packing tofu with flavor and then coaxing it to a crispy finish for maximum enjoyment. Enjoy on salads, on sandwiches, with veggies, or just eat ’em!


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 12 mins

    TOTAL : 30 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 2 pounds

  • Place 2 layers of paper towels on a flat work surface; arrange tofu slices on top. Cover tofu slices with a baking sheet. Place cans, jars, or book on top of the baking sheet. Press tofu for 15 minutes. Remove weights and discard accumulated liquid.

  • Mix lemon juice, tamari, and garlic together in a bowl.

  • Place tofu slices on the baking sheet; pour lemon juice mixture on top. Let tofu marinate for 15 minutes.

  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat; pour in olive oil. Add tofu slices in a single layer. Cover and cook until golden brown on the bottom, 5 to 7 minutes. Flip tofu and continue to cook, covered, until golden brown on the second side, about 5 minutes more. Remove lid and cook uncovered for 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining tofu.

Per Serving: 141 calories; protein 12.1g; carbohydrates 4g; fat 9.9g; sodium 507.9mg. Substitute soy sauce for tamari if preferred.