Crispy Pan Fried Tofu is a fabulous vegetarian snack or appetizer. The crunchy golden exterior is the perfect complement to the soft texture of the tofu. Paired with a bold & spicy dipping sauce, you'll want to eat these straight out of the skillet!
If you don't use the whole package of tofu immediately: reserve the water and store the remaining tofu and water in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Use extra firm tofu, as it slices and fries well
Press tofu for at least 30 minutes to remove as much water as possible
Don't overcrowd the skillet, or the tofu will steam and not fry. I use a 10" skillet, and fry the tofu in 2 batches.
Don’t make Crispy Pan Fried Tofu too far ahead. It won’t taste good at room temperature, and it will start to get soggy