Replace traditional fries with these delicious crispy tofu fries. They take minutes to prepare and are ideal for a vegan diet.
These tofu fries are crispy on the outside and chewy in the center, and perfectly mimic the texture of traditional fries. Serve them traditionally with ketchup, or with some creamy homemade guacamole or hummus.
Switching my diet to gluten-free a few years ago coincidentally opened up my eyes to a variety of different foods that I was missing out on-in this case, tofu.
Tofu is a great high-protein option to add to any diet, especially a vegan diet. On a side note, be sure to look for GMO-free tofu when purchasing, to ensure you the get healthiest protein substitute as possible.
These crispy tofu fries also double as a quick, gluten-free version of traditional croutons. Either slice them lengthwise to prepare a unique version of a fry, or chop the tofu into cubes and add to a salad.
This simple salad is one of my favourites at the moment-romaine lettuce, tofu croutons, black olives, cucumbers, avocado, and oregano.
Although I’ve never been a huge fan of croutons in my salads, I don’t mind that added crunch and texture every now and again. But when you follow a gluten-free diet, croutons are hard to come by.
Sure, I could make my own. I could go buy expensive gluten-free bread, cut it into cubes, and bake them in the oven.
But I won’t.
Because gluten-free bread is not as healthy as it seems-and is usually laden with hidden refined sugars. On a side note, it doesn’t come cheap either.
Whenever I prepare these fries for the kids, I also prepare a batch of croutons for myself, to add to a salad. (Salads are not their thing at the moment).
Slice the tofu lengthwise into four pieces, about 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick. Slice each piece lengthwise into strips (or into cubes if preparing croutons).
Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan on medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
Add the tofu fries to the pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano (or spice of choice), to taste.
Set the tofu fries on a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up any excess oil.