How To Cook Tofu

How To Cook Tofu Recipe

By Food With Feeling

🔪Prep Time: 15 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 10 minutes


~14 ounce block of extra firm tofu

oil for frying

sea salt and pepper for serving


1Press your tofu for 15 minutes by using a tofu press. If you don’t have a tofu press, see note above for how to do it with what you have lying around your kitchen.

2Cut your tofu into thin pieces that are about 1/4 inch thick. These can be small stripes, cubes, or triangles like what I used. See the video above to learn different ways to cut tofu.

3Pour oil in a large skillet so that it will come up about 1/2 up the tofu pieces once they are in the pan. Heat over medium high heat and once shimmering, add in the tofu. Cook for about 5-8 minutes on each side until it forms a nice and even crust. Watch carefully so that it doesn’t over cook.

4When done, place the tofu on a paper towel lined plate to cool down slightly. Serve with your favorite sauce, in a stir fry, or simply sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and enjoy!

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