Tofu nuggets are better for you! These also taste great dipped in barbecue sauce, salsa, or spicy peanut sauce.
3 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
6 Tablespoon ice water
1/2 Cup lightly toasted breadcrumbs
1 Teaspoon salt
Dash of cayenne pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
1 lb. firm or extra-firm tofu, pressed, frozen, thawed, and cut into 1-inch cubes
For Maple Mustard Dipping Sauce
1-1/2 Teaspoon cornstarch
6 Tablespoon water
1/4 Cup Mustard
4 Teaspoon maple syrup
1 Teaspoon brown rice vinegar
1 Teaspoon soy sauce
How to prepare
In a small bowl, whisk the flour and water together to make a smooth batter in a separate dish, toss the breadcrumbs, with the salt and cayenne pepper.
Heat one inch of oil in a heavy skillet.
Dip each tofu cube in the batter to coat. Then, roll the cubes in the breadcrumb mixture. Drop the cubes into the hot oil, and cook for two minutes.
Turn the cubes and continue cooking and they are golden brown. Drain the cubes on paper towels, and serve immediately with Maple-mustard Dipping Sauce.
Dissolve the cornstarch in a small amount of the water. Place the cornstarch mixture in a small saucepan, and add the remaining water, along with the rest of the ingredients. Heat the sauce, stirring constantly, until thickened.