Seasoned, baked, and then broiled, super-firm tofu turns chewy and flavorful, perfect for sandwiches, tacos, or salads. Here’s a simple way to get there.
- super-firm tofu
- olive oil
- ground spices of choice (such as chili powder, cumin powder, turmeric, curry powder, chile powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and/or prepared spice mixes)
- smoked salt or kosher salt
- Preheat the oven or toaster oven to 375º. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
- Slice the tofu as thinly as possible. Lightly brush the slices with olive oil to make it possible for the ground spices to stick.
- In a shallow bowl, mix the ground spices and salt until combined. Coat the tofu with the seasoning and place the slices on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake the tofu long enough so that the slices dry out and make it possible to flip them (they might stick if you try to flip them too soon), but watch that the seasoning doesn’t burn. Flip the slices, sprinkle with more seasoning if desired, and bake the second side for a few minutes. Turn on the broiler and broil until crisped, making sure the seasoning doesn’t burn and flipping the slices again if needed until crisped the way you like.