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Simple Pan-Fried Tofu

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"An everyday dish from Hong Kong for those who love the taste of soy sauce. Kids will love the salty fried protein. Serve with rice or eat as a snack!"
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35 m servings 130
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place tofu onto a plate and place another plate on top. Set a 3 to 5 pound weight on top. Press tofu for 20 to 30 minutes; drain and discard the accumulated liquid.
  2. Cut tofu into 2x4-inch strips about 1/4-inch thick.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook tofu strips in the oil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Stack tofu strips horizontally in a dish with sloping sides, like a teacup saucer.
  4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the same skillet. Add green onions; cook and stir until fragrant, 10 to 20 seconds. Spoon green onions over tofu while they are still sizzling. Coat with soy sauce. Let sit until tofu soaks up flavors, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 130 calories; 10.8 2.6 7.4 0 458 Full nutrition

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I added red onion and cilantro, I changed cheddar for pepper jack cheese

Aside from the draining time, this is a quick and flavorful recipe. Simple ingredients that I always have on hand. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare tofu, so thank you for the new idea!