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Crispy Fried Tofu Recipe

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Crispy Fried Tofu Recipe
Fried tofu is great on it's own or dipped in just about any kind of sauce. You can also use fried tofu in a vegetable stir-fry, fried rice a vegetarian curry or noodle dish, or just about anything. I like to add fried tofu to vegetarian soups and salads for extra protein and a bit of crunchy texture. This Chinese-inspired fried tofu recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.


  • 1 block firm or extra firm tofu
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


Slice the tofu into 1/2 inch cubes.

In a small bowl, combine the tofu with the remaining ingredients, except the oil, and toss gently to coat the tofu well. Or, place all ingredients in a zip-lock bag or covered container and shake well.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat and add the tofu. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown and lightly crispy.

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 5 out of 5
unbelievably tasty!, Guest Karen W

Didn't expect much from this recipe, but it is delicious, as well as simple. I added sesame seeds at the end, and served it with brown rice, greens, and soy sauce.

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