Quick & Easy Crispy Tofu



The fastest, easiest way to make crispy tofu for any dish. Just 4 ingredients and 20 minutes required! Perfect for adding to stir fries, curries and more!

The fastest, easiest way to make crispy tofu for any dish. Just 4 ingredients and 20 minutes required! Perfect for adding to stir fries, curries and more!

Ingredients
  • US Customary - Metric
  • 16 ounces extra firm tofu (extra firm is important)
  • 1 healthy pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp desired seasoning (such as curry powder, chili powder, tamari, tandoori spice, etc.)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut, avocado or grape seed oil (if avoiding oil, skip this, but tofu may stick to a bare pan)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and wrap your extra firm tofu in an absorbent towel. Set something heavy on top - like a cast iron skillet - to press out extra moisture for 5 minutes.
  2. Unwrap tofu and cut into small cubes (see photo), then add to a medium mixing bowl and season with a pinch of salt and desired seasoning, which will vary depending on your dish. I was adding mine to a curry, so I added curry powder. If adding to a BBQ dish, try a BBQ seasoning blend. Or if adding to a Thai dish, try a Thai curry powder. If you want it to remain neutral in flavor and just crisp up, simply season with salt and skip the extra seasoning.
  3. Heat a large oven-safe metal or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the oil and the seasoned tofu. Sauté for 5 minutes, shaking/flipping occasionally to cook on all sides, until tofu has a slight crust on each side and has begun to brown.