Fried tofu, a delicious way of incorporating good-quality vegan protein into your diet. It requires only 6 ingredients and just 20 minutes!
12 ounces firm tofu (340 g), cubed
1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
3–6 tbsp cornstarch, see notes
1–2 tbsp oil of your choice, I used extra virgin olive oil. Add more oil if needed
Add the tofu cubes, tamari or soy sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper to a large bowl, mix until well combined,and let it rest for at least 5 minutes.
Drain the tofu and transfer 1/3 of the tofu cubes into a freezer bag with 1 or 2 tbsp of cornstarch and toss to coat. Repeat this step with the remaining tofu and cornstarch. Add more cornstarch if needed.
If you don’t want to use a freezer or plastic bag, just add the cornstarch to a shallow dish, then the tofu cubes and toss to coat.
Once the tofu cubes are coated with the cornstarch, heat the oil in a skillet and add the tofu cubes. I used extra virgin olive oil, but any oil will do.
Cook the tofu cubes over medium-high heat until all sides are golden brown. Remove the tofu from the skillet and set aside.