Tofu Nuggets


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These healthier nuggets are made with extra firm tofu and have a similar texture to real chicken nuggets!

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20 min preparation


  • 3 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tbs. cold water
  • 2/3 C. unseasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Dash of ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 12-oz. pkg. extra firm tofu packed in water, drained, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2/3 C. barbecue sauce, sweet-and-sour sauce, salsa or ketchup

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In small bowl, beat flour and water with whisk or hand beater until smooth. In shallow dish or pie plate, toss bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Dip tofu cubes into batter, then roll in bread crumb  mixture to coat. Im 10-inch skillet, heat oil (1/2-inch) over medium-high heat. Cook 15 nuggets at a time in oil about 1 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Drain nuggets on paper towels. Serve hot with the sauce of your choice.

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