Recipe Wednesday: crispy tofu

One of my readers wanted me to post the recipe for crispy tofu. It is so simple and easy, I was hard pressed to actually even consider it a recipe. When I became vegetarian, I wasn’t immediately drawn to tofu. In reality it is flavorless and bland. I like it, but I can see how for some it is an acquired taste. I know some people who don’t like its texture. I prefer to eat mine seasoned and fried giving it a nice crisp and crunch. I have eaten it cold in salads and in hot and sour soup, but fried is really my favorite. I mean what doesn’t taste good deep fried.

Crispy  Tofu


4 ounces extra firm tofu (drained, dried and cut into 1/2 pieces)

1/2 teaspoons sea salt

1/2 teaspoons cracked black pepper

4 cups extra virgin olive oil


1. Heat olive oil in medium saucepan

2. When oil has reached frying temperature drop in tofu. Fry tofu until lightly browned and crispy

3. Remove fried tofu draining excess oil to a prepare pan. Serve over rice or beans


  1. Well this reader appreciates it even if it is not what you would consider a recipe. What is frying temp and would any oil do? Olive is a bit pricy out here.

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