Pan-fried tofu is one of our favorite lazy vegan recipes! It's delicious and flavorful, but the texture can be tough, chewy, and jerky-like. Here’s a simple cooking method that makes fried tofu taste great and feel just as good in your mouth.
Drain the tofu then cut it into small dice, about ½ inch or 1 cm thick. Set aside.Tip: don't pat dry and don't press the tofu.
To a medium-sized dish, add the cornstarch, garlicpowder, chilipowder, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix with a fork till the ingredients are well combined.
Toss the tofu cubes into the dish with the seasoning. Shake the dish left and right till the tofu is fully coated in the seasoning. Tip: you might need to use your hands to fully coat the tofu in the seasoning.
Warm up the oliveoil on medium heat in a nonstickpan. Add the tofu onto the pan and fry for about 12 minutes on medium heat.Flip the tofu around with a fork every 2 to 3 minutes.
Your fried tofu is ready when it's cripsy and golden-brown on the outside.