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Crispy Tofu with dipping sauces served on a plate
5 from 21 votes

Crispy Tofu Air Fryer

My Crispy Tofu Air Fryer recipe is super easy to make in the air fryer or oven baked. It's crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time21 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: crispy, quick, vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Ayeh
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Ingredients

  • 225 g firm tofu
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Olive oil spray

Instructions

  • Add panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder and salt in a wide bowl, mix together
  • Slice tofu into rectangular pieces approximately 1 centimeters in thickness
  • Dip each piece into the crumb mix one at a time and cover in the crumb mix, pressing down so the crumb sticks. Flip and make sure to coat each part of it. The moisture from the wet tofu will allow the crumb mix to stick without a batter.
    Once all pieces are crumbed, continue with your preferred cooking method below

Air Fryer

  • Preheat air fryer to 180°C/350°F
  • Spray olive oil to the air fryer base and add the tofu pieces in a single layer, making sure there is space in between each piece and they aren't touching. You may need to work in batches
  • Spray olive oil generously to the tops of the tofu and cook for 12-13 minutes until tops are golden brown
  • Flip pieces around and again spray the tops generously with olive oil. Cook for a further 7-8 minutes until golden brown
  • Serve in a sandwich or wrap, with rice and veggies, in rice paper rolls, or just enjoy being dipped into your favourite sauces.

Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F
  • Once pieces are crumbed, place on an oven tray lined with baking paper in a single layer making sure there is space in between each piece and they aren't touching
  • Generously spray the tops with olive oil and cook for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden brown
  • Flip the pieces around, spray the tops generously with olive oil and cook for a further 15-20 minutes until golden brown
  • Serve in a sandwich or wrap, with rice and veggies, in rice paper rolls, or just enjoy being dipped into your favourite sauces.

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Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 3mg