Thursday, February 28, 2008

Crunchy Tofu Sticks

Source: Vegetarian Times
Makes 16 sticks

16 oz. package firm tofu
2 TB tamari
¼ cup ground flaxseeds
1 cup bread crumbs
½ cup sesame seeds
¼ tsp salt
4 tsp herbs and/or spices… some ideas:
Herbed: 1 tsp each thyme, basil, oregano, garlic powder
Mexican: 3 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chili powder
Spicy: 1 tsp each cayenne, garlic powder, paprika, pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400. Wrap tofu in paper towels & drain in colander 30 minutes. Cut tofu into 16 sticks; brush both sides with tamari; set aside. Combine flaxseeds with ¾ cup hot water in small bowl; let stand 15 minutes.
2. Combine bread crumbs, sesame seeds, salt, & herbs/spices in large bowl.
3. Dip 1 tofu stick in flaxseed mixture, then drop into bread crumb mixture. Press mixture onto all sides of stick, then transfer to oiled baking sheet. Repeat with remaining sticks. Sprinkle remaining bread crumb mixture on top of & around sticks. Bake 20 minutes, turning halfway through. Serve with dipping sauces.

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