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Crispy Tofu

This is a quick recipe for crispy tofu which we use to compliment many of our dishes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 block firm tofu (we use Tofoo)
  • 4/5 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp paprika (optional)
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  • Remove your tofu from the pack, place on a sheet of kitchen roll on a plate and place another piece of kitchen roll on top. Place another plate on top and weigh down (I use a large cook book) for 10 minutes. This squeezes all the moisture out of the tofu.
  • Whilst this is being pressed, in a bowl stir together your cornflour, salt and paprika (if using).
  • Chop your tofu into 1 inch chunks and coat each piece in the flour mixture all over.
  • Heat some oil in a frying pan, I usually shallow fry so the oil is around 5mm deep in the pan.
  • Add your tofu but don't let the pan get too crowded otherwise they will stick together.
  • Allow the tofu to fry for around 3 minutes, then turn each piece and repeat until you have a nice crispy coating on each side.
  • Enjoy with your favourite noodle dish or curry or stirred into a salt and pepper mix with onions and chillies.