Tofu isn’t just for vegetarian stir-fry—when baked with a little sesame oil, it transforms into a surprisingly addictive, crunchy appetizer. Serve ’em with a sweet and savory sesame-ginger dipping sauce for an Asian-inspired hors d’oeuvre your guests won’t soon forget.
Yield: 1 to 2 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Make the tofu
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place block of tofu between two thick sheets of paper towels and place a flat, heavy object, such as a cookbook, on top. Leave to drain 5 minutes, then cut tofu into thin, 1-inch squares. Arrange in a single layer on baking sheet, brush each side with sesame oil, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and salt. Bake in oven 15 to 20 minutes until crispy and golden.
Make the sauce
Whisk all sauce ingredients together in small bowl. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons water to thin it out.
Serve tofu squares with the sauce on the side.
Photo credit: Paul Delmont
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