Deep Fried Tofu

Deep fried tofu
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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Deep-frying gives the tofu a golden color and a crispy texture in this easy to make tofu recipe. Dipping suggestions for the deep fried tofu are included at the bottom of the recipe directions. Serves 3 to 4.

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What You'll Need

  • 1 pound medium or firm tofu
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons cornstarch or flour, as needed
  • Oil for deep frying, as needed

How to Make It

Directions for Deep fried Tofu:

1​. Drain the tofu.

2. Cut the tofu into 4 large triangles or cubes as desired.

3. Roll the tofu in the cornstarch or flour.

4. Heat wok and add oil for deep frying. When the oil is heated to at least 350 degrees F., carefully add 2 tofu pieces into the wok.

5. Fry, stirring occasionally until the tofu is golden on both sides. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Keep warm while frying the remaining tofu. Serves 4.

Serve with Soy-ginger dressing, Sweet and Sour Sauce, or Chinese-Style Peanut Sauce.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 114
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 10 mg
Carbohydrates 3 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 12 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)