Crispy Coconut Tofu Fries with Spicy Apricot Sauce

  • Product: Extra firm, Super firm
  • Meal Type: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Level: Easy
  • Special Consideration: Vegetarian

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick baking spray.
Slice tofu crosswise into 4 slabs. Line a plate with several layers of paper towels, arrange tofu in a single layer on the plate, cover with more paper towels, and then top with a second plate weighed down by a heavy pot and set aside for about 15 minutes to dry out.
Then slice tofu slabs into 1/2” sticks.
Beat together eggs, salt, pepper and lime zest in shallow dish.
Mix panko and coconut in second shallow dish.
Dip tofu in egg mixture, turning to coat, and then toss in breading mixture pressing gently to help coating adhere.
Arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until crisp and golden, flipping the fries after 15 minutes.
While the fries bake, make the sauce by melting the apricot jam with the lime juice, sriracha and salt in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Transfer to a bowl.
Serve the fries hot, with the warm sauce for dipping.

Note:
Original recipe created by Jennifer Beckman

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INGREDIENTS

For Tofu Fries:
1 (14 oz.) House Foods Premium or Organic Tofu Extra Firm or Super Firm, drained
2 eggs
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. finely grated lime zest
2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
2/3 cup shredded coconut

For the Spicy Apricot Sauce:
½ cup apricot jam
¼ cup fresh lime juice
1 tbsp. sriracha
¼ tsp. salt

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories
340
Carbohydrates
46g
Fat
8g
Saturated Fat
6g
Cholesterol
80mg
Protein
13g
Sodium
470mg
Fiber
1g
Sugars
25g