Oven-Baked Tofu

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Serves: 8


  • 1-2 firm tofu block
  • 1-2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • corn starch/arrowroot starch, to coat


  1. Cut each block of tofu into small cubes.
  2. Reassemble the tofu cubes into original block, wrap each tofu block with paper towel.
  3. Place wrapped tofu in between 2 plates. So if you have 2 blocks of tofu, the arrangement will be plate, tofu, plate, tofu, plate.
  4. Place a heavy object at the top of the plate. I usually use my cast iron skillet.
  5. After about 30 minutes, the tofu should be drained and a pool of liquid will form around the tofu.
  6. In a mixing bowl, marinate drained tofu with soy sauce. Let it rest for up to 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 200 Celsius (400 Fahrenheit). Line a baking tray with parchment paper to prevent from tofu from sticking.
  8. Lightly dust tofu with corn starch/arrowroot starch. Place coated tofu cubes on prepared tray.
  9. Bake for about 30 minutes, but the exact required time will depend mostly on the size of your tofu cubes. In general, we want to achieve a crispy golden brown skin but the inside is still soft. Toss the tofu every 10 minutes so they will brown evenly.
  10. The baked tofu cubes can be served as is, with salad, or used in any of the recipes that called for fried tofu.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.