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How to: Crispy Fried Tofu

Tofu is such a staple in my house! There's so many ways to enjoy it, one of my favorite being this crispy, fried, sesame flavored-tofu. It's a great way to make sure you're getting protein in your diet, PLUS it just tastes sooo good. And you can pair it with any veggies you like, and a bowl of rice to make it a complete meal. YUM!



  1. 1 package of extra-firm tofu (Trader Joes has a great one!)

  2. 2 tbsp cornstarch

  3. 2 tbsp olive oil (or coconut)

  4. 3 scallions, chopped

  5. (optional) 1 tbsp sesame seeds for topping!

Sesame Sauce: Make your own with this recipe, or try this pre-made one from Trader Joe's!

  1. 1 (or more, to your preference) garlic clove, minced

  2. 2 tsp minced ginger (Trader Joe's has this great frozen minced ginger)

  3. 2 tbsp soy sauce, tamari, or coconut aminos

  4. 1 tbsp sesame oil

  5. 1 tbsp maple syrup

  6. 1 tbsp rice vinegar

  7. 1/2 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp cold water


  1. Open & drain the tofu package. Press out the extra water by wrapping in a kitchen towel, and placing on top of a plate with something heavy on top (a large pot with a bag of rice inside or something!)

  2. Cube the tofu into sizes of your liking, then toss in a bowl with cornstarch and make sure all pieces get covered.

  3. Heat the coconut oil in a pan on medium-high heat then add the tofu & cook on each side until golden brown (2-3 minute per side).

  4. Use this time to prepare the sauce, if making homemade. Just mix all ingredients together & stir!

  5. Pour the sauce, chopped green onions into the pan when tofu is done cooking & coat all pieces of the tofu.

  6. Serve up with your favorite sides!

Written by Alisa Tiburzi


Did this clear up your tofu troubles? I hope so! I wonder if you have any other favorite ways of cooking it. Send them my way!

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