Here’s the Easiest Tofu Recipe you will ever find. you can make this Spicy Crispy Tofu in 15 minutes.
To be honest, I even hesitated before sharing this recipe on the blog because I thought it was not really a recipe! But as I make this tofu every week I told myself that you would surely like to have this delicious express recipe.
The taste and texture of the Crispy Spicy Tofu are so perfect that I just salivate just to think about it. Honestly, I think this is my favorite way to prepare tofu. Versatile, you can accompany this tofu with a good salad, with fried rice, or simply with the vegetables of your choice.
Have you ever wondered how restaurant chefs make such mouth-watering tofu dishes? The secret is to press the water out of the tofu to remove the moisture before marinating or frying it.
You’d be surprised with how healthy tofu is. Tofu is made from 100% soy. It can come in silken, soft, firm, and extra firm in texture. It has many health benefits, for example, decreasing your chances of osteoporosis and promoting healthy bone growth. Tofu has properties to help with memory and is great for promoting healthy brain function. Tofu is rich in calcium, manganese, copper, selenium, protein, phosphorous, omega-3 fats, iron, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B1.
- Firm or extra firm tofu
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Sriracha sauce
- Sesame seeds
- Salt and pepper to taste
See recipe card for quantities
Step by step instructions
In a cast iron (ideally) over medium-high heat add the olive oil, tofu, and spices. Cook for 10 minutes until tofu is browned and crisp. Serve and Enjoy!
I recommend buying organic, non-GMO whenever possible for the best quality
Silken – Silken tofu gets mainly used in dressings for salads or desserts.
Soft – Soft tofu can get used in many different dessert dishes such as cheesecakes and mousses. It even can be used for smoothies as a thickener.
Firm – When it comes to firm tofu, firm is mainly used as an alternative for meat products and can be baked, fried, deep-fried, and even boiled.
Extra Firm – Extra-firm tofu is another soy product that gets used to replace meat. It can be cooked in most methods like grilling, broiling, pan-frying, deep-frying, and can even get crumbed to give the appearance of grounded meat.
You can technically still cook and eat tofu that has not been pressed but it will not absorb flavor as much and the texture will be softener.
You can keep the tofu for about 4 days in the fridge, you can also freeze it for 3 months.
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THE EASIEST TOFU RECIPE
- 1 block (14oz) extra firm tofu cut in cubes about ½ inch
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon granulated onion
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Sriracha Sauce to taste
- In a cast iron (ideally) over medium high heat add the olive oil, tofu and spices.Cook for 10 minutes until tofu is browned and crisp.Serve and Enjoy !
- You can keep the tofu for about 4 days in the fridge, you can also freeze it for 3 months.
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