Crispy Oat-Crusted Tofu Nuggets with Creamy Asian Dipping Sauce

Oats Meets East with these yummy nuggets and spicy sauce.

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Crispy Oat-Crusted Tofu Nuggets with Creamy Asian Dipping Sauce

Course Mains
Servings 4

Ingredients

Tofu

  • 1 16 oz block extra-firm tofu
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 cups ground oats; quick or rolled will work, to make oat flour place rolled oats into food processor and process until the oats are finely ground.
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds

Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

For the Tofu

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  2. Cut tofu into bite-sized cubes and place the tofu pieces into a medium size bowl, add the oil and soy sauce. Toss well and set aside.
  3. You will need three shallow bowls. In the first bowl, add the cornstarch and set aside.
  4. In a second bowl, whisk the egg and set aside.
  5. In the third bowl, combine the ground oats and spices, mix together and set aside.
  6. One at a time, take a piece of marinated tofu and dredge it in the cornstarch, coating all sides of the tofu.
  7. Then, dip into the egg mixture.
  8. Next, coat into the oat crumb mixture.
  9. Place on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake tofu nuggets for 10 minutes; then flip each nugget over and cook for another 10 minutes.
  10. Take baking sheet out of the oven and drizzle honey over the tofu nuggets and sprinkle with sesame seeds, place back in the oven and bake for another 3 minutes or until tofu is golden and crispy. Remove from the oven, and sprinkle with a bit of salt.

For the Dipping Sauce

  1. In small bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Taste and adjust for more spice or sweetness.

To Serve

  1. Serve tofu with dipping sauce on the side.

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Dipping Sauce can be made ahead of time and will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.

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