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Quick & Easy Crispy Tofu

Cast iron skillet filled with cubes of the best Crispy Tofu recipe

If you follow my. Instagram. stories you likely already know I’ve been playing with my. How To Make Tofu Taste Great recipe. to make the process even faster (.20-25 minutes!).

I believed it wasn’t possible to make crispy tofu without baking it for a minimum of 30-40 minutes. But, I was wrong.

It’s that excellent. I do not know why I didn’t think of this sooner carves 5-10 minutes off of the original approach and includes the chance to include more seasonings Hi., quick and crispy tofu!

A block of tofu on a towel to show one of the steps for how to make the best crispy tofu

Action 1 Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C) and cover your extra firm tofu (this is very important — anything less than additional firm won’t crisp up as quick or as well) in a cooking area towel and set something heavy on top like a cast iron frying pan.

Showing how to cut tofu into cubes for easy Crispy Tofu

Action 2 Cube tofu and contribute to a blending bowl. Season with salt and, depending upon what type of meal you’re adding it to, season accordingly (i.e. curry powder. for a. curry dish or a bit of tamari and/or chili garlic sauce for a. stir-fry. ). I was adding my own to a green curry (coming later on this week!), so I opted for curry powder.

Stirring cubed tofu in spices for our Crispy Tofu recipe

Step 3 Sauted in oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes or till browned on all sides (shaking the pan as required to prepare all sides).

Step 4 End up baking in the oven for about 15 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Mmmm, yes, please.

Now what to do with crispy tofu? Add it to. salads. curries. stir-fries. and more! While skilled well on the outside it will still benefit from a hearty sauce, like my. stir-fry glaze. Almond Butter Tofu Glaze or a BRAND-NEW green curry sauce coming soon!

If you try this new-and-improved technique, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and do not forget to tag a picture. #minimalistbaker. on Instagram. Cheers, pals!

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Grabbing a spoonful of Crispy Tofu from a skillet for an easy plant-based meal
  • 14-16 ounces additional firm tofu.( extra firm is essential).
  • 1 healthy pinch.sea salt.
  • 1 tsp. desired flavoring.( such as curry powder, chili powder, tamari, tandoori spice, etc.).
  • 1 Tablespoon.grape, avocado or coconut seed oil.( if preventing oil, avoid this, however tofu might stay with a bare pan).
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and wrap your additional company tofu in an absorbent towel. Set something heavy on top– like a cast iron frying pan– to extract additional wetness for 5 minutes. Additionally, use a. tofu press. .
  • Unwrap tofu and cut into little cubes (see picture), then add to a medium blending bowl and season with a pinch of salt and preferred seasoning, which will differ depending on your meal. I was including my own to a curry, so I added curry powder.

  • Heat a big oven-safe metal or cast iron skillet over medium heat. As soon as hot, include the oil and the seasoned tofu. Saut\u00e9 for 5 minutes, shaking/flipping occasionally to cook on all sides, until tofu has a slight crust on each side and has actually started to brown.

  • Transfer skillet to oven to bake for about 15 minutes, or until the tofu is firm to the touch and has actually started to dry and crisp up. The longer it bakes, the firmer it gets. I discovered the 15-minute mark to be about right.

  • Now you have crispy tofu to contribute to virtually any meal you ‘d like! While the tofu is crispy and somewhat seasoned, it does still gain from a sauce, such as. Peanut Sauce my. Almond Butter Glaze a. Curry Sauce or my. Garlic Dill Sauce . Best when fresh, but can be saved in the fridge up to 3 days. Reheat in a 375 degree F (190 C) oven up until really hot.

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