baked tofu nuggets

There are a lot of things I enjoy doing as an adult.

I like not having a bedtime or a curfew or any authority figure telling me what to do.  I like being able to bring any type of beverage or food in my car, though now it indefinitely smells like coffee.

I like ice cream in the morning and York peppermint patties for lunch.  I like deciding how long play time can be.  I also like naps.  I like alcoholic drinks and grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup three times a day.


I like having the freedom to write and using serious machines like ovens.  Speaking of which, these imitation nuggets are seriously the best.  With just the perfect amount of smokey paprika flavor and baked bread crumbs, they are just great.

Baked Tofu Nuggets

(yields 18 pieces, 4 servings)


1 package firm tofu, cut into stips

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 cup of breadcrumbs

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine breadcrumbs, paprika, garlic powder and other spices in a large bowl.  Place tofu in a separate bowl and coat with olive oil.  One by one, place each piece in the breadcrumb mixture, coating each side.

Place each tofu strip on a baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes.  Once done, remove from oven and flip each one, place back in the oven and cook the other side for 15 more minutes.  Serve immediately or store in a container for one week.