Easy Salt And Pepper Tofu Recipe
By Earth of Maria
🔪Prep Time: 5 mins
👩🍳Cook Time: 10 mins
10 oz firm tofu
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Sichuan peppercorns
2 tbsp sesame oil, to serve
1 large red chilli, de-seeded and chopped
1Wrap it in a kitchen towel and place a heavy object on top. Set aside for 10 minutes.
2Mix together cornstarch, salt and crushed Sichuan peppercorns. Feel free to also add other spices of your choice, such as paprika or cayenne pepper.
3Cut the tofu either into rectangular slabs or cubes, depending on personal preference. Transfer the cornstarch mixture to a plate or flat surface, and coat the tofu evenly on all sides.
4Heat the vegan butter in a large frying pan or skillet. Add the tofu in a single layer, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry over a medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, then flip and cook for 3-4 minutes more, until evenly crispy and golden brown.
5To serve, heat the sesame oil in a frying pan or skillet and add the chilli. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then drizzle over the tofu.
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I’ve never been good at introductions because when they’re needed, I seem to forget every single interesting thing about myself. But I guess we’ll start with the basics. My name is Maria, and I am a twenty year old student from England. I study history at the University of Oxford and live in Brighton, but I was born in Russia and moved to the UK around ten years ago. I’m a vegan foodie (as you can probably tell by this blog), a lover of long walks and somewhere awkwardly between extrovert and introvert. Veganism and healthy eating are a huge part of my life, given that both have helped me overcome an unhealthy relationship with food. Finding balance took a lot of time and patience. But, as with many things in life, hard work proved 110% worth it! Whenever I’m not in the kitchen or working in my room, you’ll often find me at the gym, or at the grocery store looking for inspo for my next recipe.