Simple Pan-Fried Tofu


This pan-fried tofu recipe is 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!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 (12 ounce) package extra-firm tofu

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  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 accumulated liquid.

  2. Cut tofu into 2x4-inch strips about 1/4-inch-thick.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook tofu strips in hot 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 and sizzling, 10 to 20 seconds. Spoon green onions over tofu while still sizzling. Coat with soy sauce. Let sit until tofu soaks up flavors, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

130 Calories
11g Fat
3g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 458mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 300mg 23%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 136mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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