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Crispy Tofu Bites

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 335 cals
Original recipe yields 3 servings (24 pieces)

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Footnotes

  • 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


Per Serving: 335 calories; 14.9 g fat; 38.4 g carbohydrates; 13.3 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 1313 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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’...

Most helpful critical review

These turned out okay but I found the flour taste too much and it was just not a lot of flavors

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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’...

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 ba...

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’...

These turned out okay but I found the flour taste too much and it was just not a lot of flavors

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 . ...

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 l...

I would definitely make it again! Very simple and all my Vegan friends and family ate them all up.

I would add peanuts, cilantro, and mung bean sprouts for some nice flavor and texture.