Flying Tofu Wedges

By Sadassa_Ulna
May 3, 2011
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Author Notes: I don't make baked tofu all that much since I am usually the only one in my house who eats it, but I converted a few tofu disdainers with this recipe. The aerodynamic wedge shape is fun but rectangles will work. I like to pre-bake the tofu, to get a chewy texture and get rid of the moisture, that way the tofu soaks up more flavor. Flipping the pieces mid-bake helps maintain uniform chewiness. I like to triple this recipe when I make it because the method is a little time-consuming. The marinade is not vegan, but if I were to serve to vegans I would omit the fish sauce and double the amount of sesame oil. This is good on sandwiches or added to stir-fried vegetables or as a snack on its own. Sadassa_Ulna

Makes: 24 small wedges

  • 1 block firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon sriracha ( or other "heat")
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine (or dry sherry)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce - for vegan recipe double amount of sesame oil
  • lots of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.*
  2. Cut tofu crosswise into 8 slices; cut each slice into 3 wedges using an angled cut. Place the wedges on the sheet.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip the wedges and bake for another 15 minutes. (Meanwhile make the marinade by mixing remaining ingredients in a bowl). The wedges will look golden and the edges will be firm. Reduce oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Arrange wedges in a small baking pan (as small as you can without too much extra room). Pour marinade over all. Bake 40 minutes, flipping at the halfway point. The sauce will thicken a little as they cool.
  5. *This might seem wasteful but parchment paper can be re-used, just wipe it down with a towel after using. I re-use sheets until they get yellow at the edges and brittle. Go cheap and go green!

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