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How To Make Simple Crispy Tofu For Stir Fry

I finally made tofu that I actually wanted to eat. 😂 🙏🏻Now that I know how to make this simple crispy tofu, it has become a regular part of our dinner rotation. Jump to Recipe

crispy tofu stir fry
Simple Crispy Tofu Stir Fry

My kids love tofu in all forms. Me? Not so much. However, I have had amazing tofu once in a while and I’ve never been able to recreate it. Until today.

Super simple!!! We used this simple crispy tofu on a stir fry with shrimp that I bought already cooked from the seafood bar at Fresh Market. Satisfied all the peeps.

Crispy Tofu Stir Fry
Crispy Tofu Deliciousness
To make amazing crispy tofu …

I used extra firm tofu. I drained it and then wrapped it in a towel and left it on the counter while I did carpool.

Firm tofu cut into pieces
Firm tofu …
This is Gluten-Free!!

When I got home, I patted the tofu dry and cut the tofu into bite-sized pieces. I combined corn starch and plenty of salt and pepper. Toss the tofu cubes in the cornstarch.

Tofu
Tofu tossed in cornstarch … ready to be sauteed
Saute! 

Heat olive oil or toasted sesame oil in a large pan – just cover the bottom of the pan with oil. Sesame oil adds such a nice flavor. It is a stir fry game changer.

Shake the extra cornstarch off the tofu. Carefully add to the pan. Cook about 2-3 minutes and then flip the tofu. Remove the tofu to a plate with a paper towel on it to absorb any extra oil or moisture.

Add to your stir fry or eat it standing over your stove. No judgment.

Some of our other favorite seafood recipes … 

Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad

Easy Baked Salmon Cakes

Simple Shrimp Spring Rolls

Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe and Cauliflower Rice

How To Make Simple Crispy Tofu

How To Make Sauteed Crispy Tofu

Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword gluten free, vegetarian
Servings 6
Calories 64 kcal
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

  • 1 T toasted sesame oil
  • 1 lb tofu extra firm
  • 3 T cornstarch
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Extra firm tofu works best for this. Drain it and wrap it in a towel and leave it on the counter for at least fifteen minutes. More is fine.

  2. Heat olive oil or toasted sesame oil in a large pan - just cover the bottom of the pan with oil.
  3. Shake the extra cornstarch off the tofu. Carefully add to the pan. Cook about 2-3 minutes and then flip the tofu. Remove the tofu to a plate with a paper towel on it to absorb any extra oil or moisture.
crispy tofu and shrimp stir fry
Deliciousness.

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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

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