Monday, April 27, 2009

Pan Fried Crispy Tofu

Had some leftover tofu and decided to pan-fry it. Tofu can be quite bland so remember to season generously yet not over board. Best to enjoy the crispy tofu with a condiment such as this Thai sweet chili sauce or ketchup.


  • Regular Tofu, cut into slices like above

Season with:

  • Sea salt grinder
  • McCormick Italian herb seasoning grinder
  • Peppercorn Medley grinder
  • Rice flour or cornstarch for coating

Serve with:
  • Thai sweet chili sauce


1. Cut the tofu and pat dry with paper towel on both sides. Season generously with seasoning listed on both sides except rice flour/cornstarch. Let it season for at least 30 minutes.

2. In a plate, pour some rice flour/cornstarch. In a medium heat skillet, heat some oil. Coat both sides of seasoned tofu with flour and slowly put into the heated oil. Pan-fry both sides of tofu until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Serve with Thai sweet chili sauce or ketchup.


Pearl said...

what a simple and different way to prepare tofu!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

your this tofu is very Western style, will give a try later.

sue said...

Hi, Little Corner Of Mine, this is a very good way to cook left over tofu. Simple, healthy and yummy. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I like visiting your blog, you always have wonderful recipes....


noobcook said...

good idea to pan fry it till cripse. so delicious!

Unknown said...

i havent tried frying tofu here in hk yet...i normally buy fried tofu puff (tofu bok) and just pop them in the oven to crisp. which kind of tofu is good for this?

SIG said...

I love tofu, but can't consume too much of it. :)

Carrie said...

This looks so good! It sounds like a great and healthy weeknight meal.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Pearl. Quick and easy is my way of cooking. :P

Hope you like it Emile. You can add any seasoning you have at your house too. :)

Thank you Sue. Visit often ya! :)

Thanks noobcook. Evy loved this as she loved crispy food.

Rita, regular or firm tofu is best. Definitely not the soft tofu. This taste totally different from the tofu bok, give it a try. You can season it with Indonesia blend of spices too.

Aww SIG, what a pity! :(

Thanks Carrie.

Big Boys Oven said...

I defintely love this tofu, crispy and fragrant! ;)

Lore said...

Tofu with Italian herbs sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great idea. I usually bake tofu with Panko breadcrumbs, but that takes so long. I used your recipe with Spelt flour instead of the cornstarch and it was awesome!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks for your feedback Anon. Glad you liked it. :)