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Basic Crispy Tofu

I am delighted to bring you this tofu recipes.

A basic tofu recipe that can be added to salads, soups and mains as a veggie-based protein boost.

Ingredients


1 block (12oz) Tofu, regular, extra firm

1 tsp Salt and pepper

1 tsp Garlic powder or fresh

1 tsp Onion powder

4 tbsp Potato starch

2 tbsp Grape seed oil


Instructions


  1. Press tofu on a plate lined with a paper towel. Add a heavy object such as a large can and let it sit for 20-30 minutes allowing it to drain excess liquid.

  2. Remove the weight and drain off the excess liquid. Pat the tofu dry. Slice the tofu into 1-inch-thick cubes, rectangles, or sticks, depending on your preference.

  3. Transfer the tofu to a shallow dish and season all sides well with 1/2 each salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder (or any other seasonings you like).

  4. In another shallow dish, add the potato starch and season with 1/2 each salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder (or any other seasonings you like).

  5. Toss tofu in potato starch mixture, until well coated on all sides.

  6. Set a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp oil. Heat until the oil shimmers and flows smoothly to coat the bottom of the pan. It should not smoke. If you see a wisp of smoke, lower the heat slightly and immediately proceed with adding the tofu.

  7. Add all of the tofu in a single layer. The tofu should sizzle upon contact (if not, wait a few minutes to let the pan heat up more before continuing).

  8. At first, the tofu will stick to the pan (unless you're using a nonstick skillet). Wait until the tofu releases from the pan before browning the next side; the underside of the tofu should be golden-brown.

  9. As you flip tofu onto the other sides, add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil and continue frying until all sides are browned and crispy.

  10. Transfer the browned tofu to a cooling rack (it will remain crispy for a few hours but will become chewy and lose its crispness if refrigerated).


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Thank you!

Jeniece Paige CN, PT, NLP & PhD Student

CEO Black Vegan Health & Wellness Enterprise






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