Crisp ‘n’ crunch before ya’ munch! Dust your Tofu with some cornflour before you fry for a satisfying crispy crunch.
How to make Crispy Tofu
If you have never cooked tofu before or have no idea where to start we are here to help.
Crispy Tofu, some people say this is the holy grail of tofu. Any tofu novices out there this is what you need to make first. It is truly the pinnacle of scrumptiousness. And we are here to tell you how to cook it.
We recommend The Tofoo Co brand (wink wink) if you’re new to tofu as it’s pre-pressed and ready to go. You’ll also need an oil with a high smoke point such as Rapeseed or Vegetable oil (Olive Oil won’t work as well!) and some cornflour. Additional ingredients could be seasonings such as salt pepper, garlic powder, herbs. These can all be mixed into the cornflour for an extra flavour punch.
Get your tofu and cut it into whatever shape you like. Sticks, cubes, slices… go wild! Next, heat up some oil in a shallow pan. After dusting the tofu with cornflour (and any seasonings you want!) get frying. Carefully drop your pieces of tofu into the pan and fry on all sides until golden. Once crispy on all sides place on a plate with some paper towels to absorb any extra oil. Sprinkle with a little salt to keep crispy!
But why even bother going to all the effort to making tofu crispy? We get it, it does seem like a lot of effort. But trust us, crispy tofu is the best way (in our humble opinion) to eat it. Cooking your tofu until it is golden and crispy gives you another level of texture and allows you to lock in all that flavour you packed in by marinating (see our blog post on marinating tofu if you need some tips on this!).
And this is only the beginning. There is a world of things that you can do with crispy tofu!! Here are some of our fave recipes:
Now if you are feeling extra lazy (or efficient as we like to say) we have some BRAND NEW products, our Straight to Wok range of tofu cubes are pre-seasoned, pre-cornfloured and ANDDDD frozen, so all you need to do is pop them into a hot pan straight from the freezer and you’ll have crunchy tofu in minutes.
Find it now at Tesco and Waitrose stores!