January Recipe Series: Crispy Tofu

Published on: January 18, 2024

Welcome to the delightful world of vegetarian cuisine! Today, we’re going to dive into a recipe that transforms the humble tofu into a dish that’s both nutritious and incredibly satisfying. Tofu, a versatile and protein-rich ingredient, often gets a reputation for being bland, but not in this recipe! “Crispy Tofu” is a delectable treat that promises to change the way you think about tofu. Perfectly golden and crunchy on the outside, yet soft and tender within, this dish is a testament to the magic that can happen with simple ingredients and the right techniques. Whether you’re a long-time tofu lover or a curious newcomer, this recipe is sure to delight your taste buds and add a spark of excitement to your culinary repertoire. 

Here’s a recipe series for making Crispy Tofu using organic palm oil. 


  • Firm tofu 
  • Organic palm oil 
  • Cornstarch or tapioca flour 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Optional: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika 


  • Knife 
  • Cutting board 
  • Paper towels or a clean kitchen towel 
  • Bowl 
  • Frying pan 
  • Slotted spoon or spatula 
  • Plate lined with paper towels 

Preparation Steps:

1. Draining and Pressing Tofu: 

  • Cut the tofu into slices or cubes. 
  • Lay out a kitchen towel or several layers of paper towels on a flat surface. 
  • Arrange the tofu on the towel in a single layer. 
  • Cover with another towel and place a cutting board on top. 
  • Put a heavy object on the board to press and drain for at least 30 minutes. 

2. Coating the Tofu: 

  • In a bowl, mix cornstarch (or tapioca flour) with salt, pepper, and optional spices. 
  • Once the tofu is drained, toss the pieces in the dry mixture until evenly coated. 

3. Frying the Tofu: 

  • Heat a generous amount of organic palm oil in a frying pan over medium heat. 
  • Carefully add the coated tofu pieces to the oil. 
  • Fry until golden brown and crispy, turning occasionally for even cooking. 
  • Remove the tofu and drain on a plate lined with paper towels. 

4. Serving Suggestions: 

  • Serve hot as an appetizer or a main dish. 
  • Goes well with dipping sauces or as a protein addition to salads, stir-fries, or wraps. 


  • Ensure the tofu is well-drained and pressed to achieve maximum crispiness. 
  • Adjust spices according to taste preferences. 
  • Organic palm oil should be heated to a medium level; overheating can affect its nutritional properties and taste. 

And there you have it – a tantalizing plate of Crispy Tofu that’s bound to impress both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. This recipe not only offers a delightful crunch and a burst of flavor with each bite, but it also provides a wonderful way to incorporate the health benefits of tofu into your diet. It’s a testament to how a few simple ingredients, when cooked right, can create a dish that’s both wholesome and indulgent. Serve it as a main, a side, or even as an appetizer; it’s versatile, delicious, and sure to be a hit at any table. Enjoy the satisfaction of creating something truly special and savor each crispy, flavorful bite! 

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