Crispy Tofu Nuggets

Tofu nuggets are the ultimate crispy vegan snack. We love to serve these delicious bites with a side of soy sauce or ponzu.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 people



For Marinated Tofu

  • 16 oz Firm Tofu, cut into large cubes
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 15 turns Black Pepper, freshly cracked

Wrapped Bread Crumbs for Tofu

  • 2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 2 each Large Egg
  • as needed Vegetable Oil Spray

Ponzu Sauce For Tofu Nugget(optional):

  • 1 each Lemon zest
  • 6 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Mirin
  • cup Soy Sauce
  • 0.5 oz Katsuobushi
  • 2 piece Kombu


  • Put all ingredients in a bowl, soak for at least 4 hours, and strain through a strainer before using.
  • Cut the tofu into 1 inch cubes and add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the spices, soy sauce, and sesame oil to the bowl of diced tofu. Gently mix until the tofu is evenly coated.
    16 oz Firm Tofu, cut into large cubes, 2 tsp Soy Sauce, 1 tsp Sesame Oil, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1/8 tsp Cayenne Powder, 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt, 15 turns Black Pepper, freshly cracked, 1/8 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • Place the bread crumbs, corn starch, and beaten eggs in 3 different bowls. Bread the tofu by first dipping it in the flour followed by the beaten eggs, and lastly the seasoned bread crumbs. Lay the breaded tofu on a paper towel-lined plate or tray. Note: We suggest using one hand for dipping in the wet ingredients and the other hand for coating in the dry ingredients.
    1/4 cup Cornstarch, 2 each Large Egg, 2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Preheat the Typhur Dome to 420°F/215℃. (Around 5 minutes)
  • Carefully add the breaded tofu to the cooking tray in a single layer making sure not to overcrowd the tray. Lightly spray the tofu with vegetable spray. Return the tray back to the Typhur Dome.
    as needed Vegetable Oil Spray
  • Cook the tofu nuggets.Temperature: 420 °F Time: 15 minutes
  • Carefully transfer the tofu nugget to a paper serving tray or plate.
  • Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. We like to save these up with a bit of ponzu or soy sauce.

(Nutrition information is calculated automatically by Spoonacular API and should be considered an estimate.)