How to Cook the Perfect Crispy Tofu!
When I first started eating tofu, I had no idea what I was doing… I probably wasted 2 full containers in tone week because I suck at following rules and just like to do my own thing in the kitchen.
I only used tofu as a scramble or in my fried rice recipe because I had no idea how to make it crispy and delicious!
I tried a lot of different things to make my tofu crispy. Then one day I was in a hurry and did just a quick hand press (to get the water out), sliced it and pan fried (ON A NON-STICK PAN) it with just a spritz of cooking spray!
It was the perfect crispiness without a ton of extra oil, making this tofu the perfect addition to a sandwich, wrap or salad!
Tofu is a complete protein, which means it contains all 9 essential amino acids. Protein is made up of 20 amino acids, 11 our bodies can produce naturally, and the other 9 we need to get from the food we eat.
As adults, we should have 2-4 servings of complete proteins per day, depending on our activity levels and body mass. Nuts (including nut butter) and beans are also a great course of complete proteins!!
How to Cook Crispy Tofu – Oil Free!
Heck yeah! You read that right!! It’ll only take you 6 minutes to cook this perfect crispy tofu!! Get ready to memorize these few easy steps to the perfect crispy tofu!
- one block of Extra Firm Tofu
Remove the Extra Firm tofu from package, drain water
Use a few paper towels or tea towels to gently squeeze some excess water from the tofu
Slice to tofu block into 12 even slices, start by making 4 equal sections and then divide each section into 3 slices
On medium heat, cook both sides of the tofu slices for 3 minutes each (feel free to cook them longer for extra crispiness)
Remove from heat and serve on your favorite sandwich or wrap! Chop into small pieces for a salad, or store in the fridge for up to one week!
If you need to use some cooking spray on your pan due to the non-non-stick... then feel free!
Just don't use too much!
Easy Peasy! You’re Done!!
Check out the Simple Tofu Burger next!
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