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Simple Pan-Fried Tofu

The Cow

"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 cals
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 g fat; 2.6 g carbohydrates; 7.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 458 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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!

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