Crispy Tofu with Peanut Sauce

Crispy Tofu with Peanut Sauce

Looking for the perfect crispy tofu with minimal fuss and loads of flavor? Look no further! The Minimalist Baker created this excellent recipe and Eliot’s peanut butters provide an extra flavor boost. Add in rice, noodles, and your favorite vegetable for a delicious and nutritious meal.


  • 12 ounces extra-firm tofu 

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil

  • 1/4 cup  soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 

  • 1/2 tsp chili garlic sauce

  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Eliot’s peanut butter (Spicy Thai, Honey Chipotle or Classic Salted)


Drain tofu for about an hour and a half. Near the end of draining, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cube the tofu, and place in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove from oven and cool.

To prepare the sauce, whisk together the remaining ingredients until combined. Adjust seasoning to taste. Add cooled tofu to sauce and stir to coat. Marinate for 15 minutes. Preheat a skillet over medium high heat. Add tofu to pan with slotted spoon and add a few spoonfuls of sauce to coat. Cook, stirring constantly, for a few minutes. Serve over rice or noodles with a side of your favorite vegetables. Enjoy!

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