Egg-Fried Tofu


Another simple, quick, and tasty tofu recipe taught to me by my wife, who is Korean. The dipping sauce described is quite spicy, so temper the ingredients to your taste. Eat with chopsticks.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
21 mins
2 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package firm tofu

  • 1 pinch sea salt to taste

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying

Dipping Sauce:

  • cup soy sauce

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 2 serrano chile peppers, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Slice tofu into 12 equal rectangular pieces. Sprinkle salt on both sides of tofu slices.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large, deep saucepan over medium heat.

  3. Dip tofu slices into bowl of beaten egg and fry in hot oil until lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side.

  4. Mix soy sauce, green onions, chile peppers, vinegar, sugar, and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl. Dip fried tofu into dipping sauce.

Cook's Note:

Korean-style soy sauce works best in this recipe.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

340 Calories
23g Fat
14g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 340
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 2631mg 114%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 485mg 37%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 549mg 12%

* 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.

You’ll Also Love