Hoisin Tofu Snack Sticks


Makes a tasty and healthy snack on its own, or serve with udon noodles and stir-fried vegetables for a complete meal. If you'd like to make your own hoisin sauce, check out our recipe for Homemade Hoisin Sauce.


20 ounces extra-firm tofu
1 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 cup canola oil


Cut the tofu into thin squares or sticks. Place in a shallow pan and cover with the hoisin sauce. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, or up to 24 hours.

The next day, position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 275 degrees F.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove several pieces of tofu from the pan, shaking off as much excess hoisin sauce as possible (but save the sauce). Cook 4 to 6 pieces of tofu at a time, taking care that the oil doesn't spatter. Sauté for 1 minute, then flip the pieces and brown on the other side, about 1 minute.

Transfer the cooked tofu to a baking sheet, and repeat with the remaining pieces, adding more oil to the skillet as needed.

Place the tray of tofu in the oven. Bake 45 minutes, then flip each piece and brush with a small amount of the reserved hoisin sauce. Return to the oven and bake until the tofu is crisp, dry, and browned, about 1 hour.

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