Crispy bites of tofu with a crunchy exterior and a creamy interior. Serve with any of your favorite dips, like Thai peanut sauce or teriyaki.

Sufia
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Drain tofu, place on a plate, and stack heavy plates on top of it to drain any extra moisture, at least 15 minutes. Slice into 24 bite-size pieces.

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  • Combine flour, cornstarch, salt, and pepper in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Toss tofu into bag, seal completely, and shake to coat. Transfer tofu pieces to a plate, shaking off any excess flour.

  • Pour vegetable oil into a skillet; heat on medium-high until just smoking. Cook tofu, turning often, until golden brown on all sides, about 5 minutes per side.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Cook's Note:

When frying the tofu, take care not to crowd the pan; you may need to cook in two batches.

Nutrition Facts

335 calories; 14.9 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1313 mg sodium. 38.4 g carbohydrates; 13.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2018
Addictive little nuggets! These are dangerous. You ll eat them all like popcorn. I used frozen tofu and think it helped texture. If you have a deep fryer I would suggest using that for ease. I m going to try this in my airfryer. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2018
These turned out okay but I found the flour taste too much and it was just not a lot of flavors Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2018
Addictive little nuggets! These are dangerous. You ll eat them all like popcorn. I used frozen tofu and think it helped texture. If you have a deep fryer I would suggest using that for ease. I m going to try this in my airfryer. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2018
Addictive little nuggets! These are dangerous. You ll eat them all like popcorn. I used frozen tofu and think it helped texture. If you have a deep fryer I would suggest using that for ease. I m going to try this in my airfryer. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2018
I have made these numerous times. It is very important to get as much water out of the tofu as possible. When it hits hot oil it will spatter everywhere if you don't. You could get burned badly and if it hits your floor it may cause slippery falls. Also instead of straight flour add lots of cornstarch and the bites will be nice and crunchy. I use only cornstarch with a little salt and they come out great. You can also make a batter using soda water and they will come out puffy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2018
My granddaughter would like to become vegetarian or vegan. She s recently decided she really doesn t enjoy eating meat. I try to help her find foods she can eat to take the place of meat. I can t believe how versatile tofu is. Thank you for this recipe. So many things you can do with these little nuggets. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2018
Easy to make....I made my own self rising flour too (1 cup flour plus 1.5 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp fine salt. We used peanut sauce to di but may try tempura sauce next time as it would be lighter Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2018
Made these for lunch and they turned out great!! Super quick and easy. I used firm instead of extra-firm tofu bc that's what I had on hand and I added some garlic powder onion powder and sesame seeds to the coating. Served them with sweet chili sauce and gochujang for dipping. I'll definitely make these again!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2018
These turned out okay but I found the flour taste too much and it was just not a lot of flavors Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2018
I love it served with with a homemade peanut sauce. It was awesome Next time I'm going to mix a little powdered sugar with the flour make up a dipping sauce of jam mixed with cream cheese. You can add your own little twist I truly recommend trying these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2018
Introduced my husband to tofu with this - he was not objecting with the same vehemence at the end of the meal.:) Easy to make and really delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2018
this was a great recipe Yes I will make it again Read More