Crispy Pan Fried Tofu

Your kids will call this easy 20 minute Crispy Pan Fried Tofu “chicken”. It’s that good! Tofu is cooked in a skillet on the stovetop with a simple marinade and no pressing required. You will fall for this delicious fried tofu recipe full of plant based protein.

Extra firm tofu Soy sauce Cornstarch Garlic powder Black pepper Olive oil Green onions Sesame seeds

Ingredients You Need

In a medium bowl, add cubed tofu and soy sauce on top. Stir gently with silicone or wooden spoon (metal will do more damage to the tofu). Set aside.


In another medium bowl, add cornstarch, garlic powder and pepper. Stir well with a fork and set aside. Then, preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium heat, and add half of the olive oil.


Add tofu cubes to a bowl with cornstarch mixture and gently stir to coat. Tofu will be coated in sticky wet cornstarch mixture.


Add half of the tofu to a pan in a single layer. Cook until browned, about 2-3 minutes. Flip each cube and pan fry for a few more minutes (add half of the marinade now). Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining tofu.


Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion. Crispy tofu is best served immediately as it loses its crispiness after a half an hour I would say. Or if you cover it. Still delish!!!


Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


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