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The Ingredient That Will Change Your Crispy Tofu Forever
Crispy tofu can be served simply with salt and pepper, or you can turn it into tofu fries, a vegan version of General Tso's chicken, or kebabs. However, if you want to enjoy your crispy tofu without adding unnecessary calories or sodium to the dish, there is one other ingredient you can throw in.
Vegan bloggers like Plant Based RD swear by nutritional yeast as the perfect ingredient to level up both the flavor and the nutritional content of a crispy tofu dish. It also gives it an umami flavor, and as one Redditor points out, “Tofu is like mushrooms: tastes bleh if you eat it raw... marinate it & it'll taste like whatever you're soaking it in."
Nutritional yeast makes the tofu extra crispy with a cheesy and savory flavor. It’s also popular as a flavor additive, because it has a good dose of vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, and B9, as well as potassium, zinc, protein, and just the right amount of fat and carbs.