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.

Firm or Extra Firm Tofu Soy Sauce Cornstarch Garlic Powder Ground Black Pepper Olive Oil Green Onion Sesame Seeds

Ingredients You Need

Remove tofu from packaging, drain, no need to press. Cut into 1 inch cubes.


To a bowl, add cubed tofu and soy sauce. Stir gently with silicone or wooden spoon. Set aside. In another bowl combine cornstarch, garlic powder and pepper.


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


Add half of tofu to pan in a single layer. Cook 2-3 minutes. Flip each cube and fry until crispy. Transfer to a plate and repeat this step with remaining tofu.


Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion. Crispy tofu is best served immediately as it loses its crispiness after half an hour.


Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Leftovers will not be as crispy, but will still taste delicious.


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