How to Fry Tofu

Tofu is more accessible than ever before. This soy-based protein has exploded in popularity thanks to its unique texture, adaptable flavor, and health benefits. However, cooking tofu is still a mystery for many people.

Did you know that frying tofu at home is actually quick and easy? In just five simple steps, you can fry delicious tofu in less than half an hour. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, fried tofu tastes great dipped in sauce or as an addition to salads or stir-fries. Follow the steps below to learn how to fry tofu perfectly:

Fried tofu skewers with sesame seeds on a serving dish.

Prep Time: 20 mins.

Cook Time: 5 mins.

Step #1. Prepare the Ingredients

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Prepare all of the ingredients before starting to cook:

  • 400 gr. - tofu, firm or extra firm
  • ¼ cup - soy sauce
  • Square
    1 tbsp. - honey
  • 4 tbsp. - sesame oil
  • Square
    Black sesame seeds
  • Square
    White sesame seeds
  • Square
    Wooden skewers

Step #2. Cut the Tofu

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Cut tofu in small pieces and insert them into wooden skewers.

Step #3. Coat the Tofu with Sauce

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Mix soy sauce and honey. Cover the tofu pieces with the sauce.

Step #4. Fry the Tofu

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Heat sesame oil in a skillet. Cook the tofu pieces until golden brown on every side.

Step #5. Cover with Sesame Seeds

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Cover with sesame seeds and serve.

And that's it--with six ingredients and five easy steps, you have delicious, wholesome tofu that's ready to eat. Make sure to use firm or extra-firm tofu in order to achieve a golden, crispy crust. The sesame oil and soy sauce add rich flavor, but the calcium, minerals and protein present in tofu make this dish a great option for the health-conscious. Since fried tofu can be incorporated into many different meals, this is definitely a recipe to keep close at hand. How will you enjoy your fried tofu?

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Fried Tofu

In just five simple steps, you can fry delicious tofu in less than half an hour. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, fried tofu tastes great dipped in sauce or as an addition to salads or stir-fries.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword how to fry tofu
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 312kcal
Author Joss D

Ingredients

  • 400 grams tofu, firm or extra firm
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 4 tbsp. sesame oil
  • Black sesame seeds
  • White sesame seeds
  • Wooden skewers

Instructions

  • Cut tofu in small pieces and insert them into wooden skewers.
    How to Fry Tofu - Step 2 image of cubed tofu on cutting board. inthekitch.net
  • Mix soy sauce and honey. Cover the tofu pieces with the sauce.
    How to Fry Tofu - Step 3 image of tofu being brushed with sauce. inthekitch.net
  • Heat sesame oil in a skillet. Cook the tofu pieces until golden brown on every side.
    How to Fry Tofu - Step 4 image of frying tofu. inthekitch.net
  • Cover with sesame seeds and serve.
    How to Fry Tofu - Step 5 image of fried tofu covered in sesame seeds. inthekitch.net
Nutrition Facts
Fried Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 1085mg 45%
Potassium 40mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g 26%
Calcium 17.1%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It does not include toppings.

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