Crispy Tofu Bites with Sweet Chile Sauce

These little crispy bites make fantastic starters
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Make this vegetarian appetizer for any dinner party. Your friends won't believe how delicious these crispy tofu bites taste in a sweet, tangy sauce. You can also make this dish vegan by using soy milk instead of regular milk. 

16
Servings
28
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Crispy Tofu Bites with Sweet Chile Sauce

  • package tofu,such as Nasoya Sesame Ginger-Flavored Marinated Baked Tofu
  • 1/3  Cup  milk or soy milk
  • 1/2  Cup  panko bread crumbs
  • 2  Tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chopped green onion
  • Sweet chile sauce

Directions

For the Crispy Tofu Bites with Sweet Chile Sauce

Cut tofu into 16 pieces. Pour milk into a small bowl. Place bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Dip tofu cubes in milk; roll in bread crumbs to coat all sides.

In a 12-ince, nonstock skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook tofu cubes in hot oil, 5 to 7 minutes, turning occasionally until golden brown and crisp. Remove to serving plate.

Sprinkle cubes with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve with sweet chile sauce for dipping. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
18µg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
15mg
2%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fluoride, F
3µg
0%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
11mg
2%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
46mg
3%
Water
7g
0%

Tofu Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Tofu Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.