Crispy tofu on a chopping board

Crispy tofu

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus 20 mins draining
  • Easy
  • Serves 2-4

Fry tofu in a coating of smoked paprika, garlic and seasoning to make these crispy tofu bites. Eat as a snack or as a starter or side dish in a veggie feast

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving (4)
NutrientUnit
kcal165
fat10g
saturates1g
carbs11g
sugars0g
fibre0g
protein8g
salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 400g block firm tofu
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Method

  • STEP 1

    Drain the tofu, wrap in 4-5 sheets of kitchen paper, put on a plate and put something heavy over the top, like a wooden chopping board, or a tray with a few tins on it. Leave for 20 mins to drain the excess moisture from the tofu.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the cornflour, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Unravel the tofu from the paper, cut in half through the centre, then cut into triangles, cubes or strips. 

  • STEP 3

    Toss the tofu pieces in the spiced cornflour to coat all over. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Fry the tofu for 2-4 mins on each side until golden, crunchy and browned at the edges. Smaller cubes will take 2 mins each side, larger triangles will take 4 mins. Cook in batches if you need to, adding a little more oil if the pan gets dry.

  • STEP 4

    Drain the cooked tofu on kitchen paper and season with a pinch more salt before serving. 

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