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Crispy Barbequed Tofu Slices Recipe
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Crispy Barbequed Tofu Slices

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"Sliced tofu is dipped in egg whites, floured, fried, coated with bbq sauce and grilled. My husband and two year old son love this recipe!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    8 hrs 35 mins


  1. Drain tofu, and slice into strips. Place in a plastic bag or container, and freeze overnight. This will give the tofu a meatier texture. Thaw tofu strips, and blot with paper towels to dry.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg white and 1 tablespoon of barbeque sauce. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a separate bowl. Dip the tofu slices into the egg mixture, then into the flour mixture, shaking off excess flour. Fry in the hot oil for about 1 minute on each side, until golden brown. Just fry enough at one time so they are not crowded. Remove from the oil to paper towels to drain and cool.
  3. Preheat the oven's broiler. Brush tofu slices with additional barbeque sauce, and allow to marinate while the broiler heats up. Arrange them on a broiler pan, or wire rack set over a cookie sheet for best results.
  4. Position the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Broil for 5 minutes on each side, or until browned and crisp, watching closely so as not to burn them. Serve warm with the remaining barbeque sauce for dipping.
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  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 04, 2007

I work in food service in a natural foods store, and the trick to getting tofu firm, not mushy, is baking it first. We do that for all tofu we use. You just cut it how you want to, spray a baking sheet with oil, and bake on 375 for about 15 minutes, more depending on how firm and crispy you want it. Anyway, I baked it, coated it in the egg and bbq sauce mixture, rolled in flour mix and fried. It was great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 10, 2011

Very good but a bit time consuming. I possibly might make this again.

Jul 15, 2008

This is THE BBQ tofu recipe!!! I live in memphis and I swear it's better than any other BBQ anything out there. I did bake for 15 minutes before coating in egg/sauce and flour mix and frying. The tofu was very crispy at that point. I cooled pieces on paper towel to soak up some oil and then coated with Corky's BBQ sauce and placed on a well greased pan and put back in the oven for about 5 minutes. (I'm not sure about broiling) When they came out of the oven I thought they were ruined because they were no longer crispy but I'm telling you the texture is right on! All the consistency of chicken wing meat without big veins hanging out, chunks of cartilege and other assorted nasty things associated with actual meat. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for the first tofu recipe I actually like better than the real thing!!!!

Apr 19, 2007

The ingredients list flour/salt/pepper but the instructions never tell what to do with them, they are crucial to the crispiness. So after rolling in the egg white mixture roll in flour/salt/pepper mixture, then fry, will be crispy and absolutely delicious! My husband loved this and I didn't even do the last step adding more BBQ sauce, didn't need it!

Mar 09, 2008

We loved this! But you do have to bake the tofu first as another reviewer suggested, otherwise your tofu will not be crispy.

Jul 27, 2008

Great Recipe. I'm fairly new to cooking with tofu and have found getting it to be crispy has been one of the harder skills to learn. Coating the tofu with egg does the trick and, if desired, you can use breading and various other seasonings instead of flour and bbq sauce.

Mar 13, 2008

Very good and easy. Dredge the tofu first in the eggs, then in the flour/salt/pepper mix. Don't be afraid to brown this. The more it gets brown, the more it gets crispier.

Jul 30, 2005

I really liked this recipe! I used teriyaki sauce instead of BBQ and it was also very good. I didn't freeze the tofu beforehand, but I don't need the "meaty" texture. It was very fast and easy to make with little clean-up required.


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  • Calories
  • 409 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.4 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 15.2 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 1348 mg
  • 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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