Crispy Tofu Bites


Crispy tofu coated in cornstarch for a crunchy exterior and creamy interior. Serve with your favorite dips, like Thai peanut sauce or teriyaki.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
24 pieces


  • 1 (12 ounce) package extra-firm tofu

  • 1 cup self-rising flour

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or as needed


  1. Drain tofu, place on a plate, and stack heavy plates on top of tofu to drain any remaining moisture, about 15 minutes. Slice into 24 bite-sized pieces.

  2. Combine flour, cornstarch, salt, and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Toss tofu into the bag, seal, and shake to coat. Transfer tofu to a plate, shaking off any excess flour mixture.

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


When frying the tofu, do not crowd the skillet; fry in batches if needed.

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

335 Calories
15g Fat
38g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 335
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 1313mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 537mg 41%
Iron 8mg 46%
Potassium 196mg 4%

* 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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