Crispy tofu and french fries

Crispy tofu and french fries

I love french fries, I love tofu, I love finger food, and I know that this recipe, even though it might look unhealthy, is actually not bad. It’s oven baked so there is not a ton of oil and tofu is a good source of protein, among other things, for the vegetarian I am.

The crispy tofu recipe is coming from the blog of The Curious Chickpea. I skipped the buffalo sauce as I’m not a big fan of spicy food.

I have been doing french fries in the oven for years and years now, you can also replace potatoes by sweet potatoes, same process! Season them with different spices and herbs. I always have herbs at home, weather they are dried or not. When I find a good deal at the supermarket, I buy fresh herbs (parsley, dill, chives, basil…)and wash, cut and freeze them as soon as I get home. One of my favorite herbs is thyme, because it tastes good and also because it has a lot of health benefits.

Crispy tofu and fries in a rectangular dish

Crispy tofu and french fries

Oven baked crispy tofy and french fries.
Recipe for one hungry person!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person


French fries

  • 2 medium red potatoes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt to sprinkle

Crispy tofu

  • 1 block medium firm tofu 350 g
  • cornstarch
  • plant-based milk I used almond coconut blend

Bread crumb mixture

  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pepper
  • ½ tbsp chives
Keyword Crispy tofu, French fries, Oven baked fries, Oven baked tofu

Preheat the oven at 425°F.

Peel the potatoes, rinse and cut them. Put them in a bowl along with the olive oil, the paprika and the thyme. Mix it all together and spread on a baking tray lined with parchment. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Oven baked french fries before baking

Cut the tofu in 9 pieces and prepare the bread crumb mixture by simply mixing all the ingredients together. Put some cornstarch in a plate and some milk in a bowl.

Dip each piece of tofu in the cornstarch, then in the milk and finally in the bread crumbs. Place them on the same tray as the french fries.

French fries and crispy tofu before baking

Bake the french fries and the tofu for 25 minutes at 425°F. Flip and bake again for another 10 to 15 minutes until it’s crispy and has a nice golden color.

French fries and crispy tofu after baking

Enjoy with your favorite sauce!

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