While it might seem like it'll be tricky or take too much time, it's really quite simple when you do it right, and those few extra minutes of frying the tofu are worth the crispy exterior and creamy inside. :D Plus, you don't use very much oil for the frying, which is excellent, and you can use the same oil to cook veggies after!
I've been trying to perfect fried tofu for about six months now, and I am utterly in love with the way I'm doing it currently. I have finally been able to fry tofu as perfectly as my favorite Thai place back in Louisville! HOORAY!
There are a few important things to remember when making fried tofu, but when you get the process down it's nearly foolproof!
Step 1: What you'll need:
- 1 package firm/extra firm tofu
- a few tablespoons canola/vegetable oil
- paper towels or lintless towels or some sort
You'll need the towels for drying the tofu - I've used cloth towels before and it works great. Just make sure whatever you're using won't leave part of itself on the tofu.