Breaded Tofu Strips

Make super crispy breaded tofu sticks with just 5 base ingredients and a pan, oven, or air fryer. Delicious, versatile, and easy to make gluten-free and adapt with your seasoning and coating of choice!


– 14 to 16 oz of extra firm tofu – ½ C of cornstarch – ¼ C of water – 2 Tbsp of soy sauce – ½ C of breadcrumbs – 1 Tbsp of nutritional yeast – Pinch of salt – ¼ C of vegetable oil – ½ C of bbq sauce

Drain and press the tofu and cut the block into strips the size and length of a finger.

In a medium bowl, combine the cornstarch, water, and soy sauce and whisk thoroughly with a fork.

Pour breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, and salt onto a plate and mix thoroughly.

Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Dip the tofu strips into the cornstarch mixture until evenly coated and immediately press into the breadcrumbs until all sides of the tofu are completely covered.

Once the oil is hot, lay the tofu on the pan and cook until it turns golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and serve with bbq sauce.