There is a way to make tofu crispy without deep frying it or using corn starch or bread crumbs and that is to use potato starch. The starch gives the outside of the tofu a crispier texture while still keeping the inside soft and chewy. This dish will take you less than 15 minutes to make, so you can have dinner on the table in no time at all!
Who would have thought that something so simple as crispy tofu would make such a big difference in the taste of your meal? With a little olive oil and some spices, this dish can easily be turned from bland to golden and delicious. And unlike chicken or beef, tofu is low in fat and cholesterol-free, making it a great option for those looking for a heart-healthy meal. So the next time you're feeling uninspired in the kitchen, give this easy recipe a try!
This is a simple and easy recipe for crispy tofu. It can be served as an appetizer or a side dish.
- 1 block of firm tofu
- 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1. Put the pressed and drained tofu in between two plates and put something heavy on top of it to press out all the liquid.
2. Take the pressed tofu out of between the plates, cut it into cubes and fry them in vegetable oil until they are browned on all sides.
3. Add soy sauce, grated ginger, garlic powder, sesame oil, salt, pepper, and vinegar to taste (optional).
4. Fry an egg for each person you are serving with the fried tofu cubes (optional).
Small tip: if you have an air fryer in the house, then I would suggest you use the air fryer to make this tofu dish, it tastes fantastic and is for sure not worse than a freed version. Air frying is healthier than deep frying because it doesn't require as much oil. Air fryers use a combination of hot air and convection to cook food. Air frying tofu is a great way to get crispy tofu without the mess of frying. The process is very simple. First, drain the tofu and pat it dry with a paper towel. Then cut the block into desired shapes, such as cubes or strips. Next, place the tofu in a single layer in a baking dish and cover it with salt and pepper to taste. Finally, cook for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until browned on all sides.