crispy tofu bites 3 ways served on a large platter with ranch dipping sauce and fresh veggies
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Crispy Tofu Bites

A healthy plant based appetizer option
Course Appetizer
Servings 6 servings
Author Jessica


  • 1 block Tofu Extra Firm
  • 1 cup Chicken or Vegetable Stock


  • cup Flour all purpose
  • cup Cornstarch
  • cup Milk of choice
  • ¼ cup Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs plain
  • ½ - ¾ cup Grapeseed Oil


  • Arrange tofu between two pieces of paper towel and place a heavy book or skillet on top. Press tofu for one hour to expel any extra moisture.
  • Cut the pressed tofu into ½”-1” cubes. In a bowl add all of the cubed tofu and 1 cup of chicken or vegetable stock. Let the tofu marinate in the stock for 30 minutes. Drain off any excess stock and set tofu aside.


  • To make the batter mixture, in a small bowl combine the flour, cornstarch, milk, ¼ cup chicken or vegetable stock, dijon mustard, granulated garlic, parsley, and paprika. Stir well to combine.
  • In a separate small bowl, add the breadcrumbs. Set aside.

Frying the Tofu Bites

  • Working in small batches, place a few cubes of the tofu into the batter mixture and coat on all sides.
  • Move the batter dipped tofu cubes to the breadcrumbs and coat on all sides.
  • Place the breaded tofu on a plate and repeat this process until all of the tofu has been breaded.
  • In a large fry pan, add enough grapeseed oil to make it about ¼” deep. Heat the oil over medium heat and add in the breaded tofu. Make sure to not crowd the pan, fry the tofu in batches if necessary.
  • Fry the tofu for 2-3 minutes on each side until all sides are golden brown. Remove tofu from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
  • Toss the tofu bites with preferred topping and serve. Some great options are Honey Hot Sauce, Buffalo Sauce, Salt and Pepper, Honey GarlicSauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Sweet Chili Sauce, Barbecue Sauce, etc.