Another recipe from Grandma coming atcha! This pan-fried tofu is a really easy way to make tofu. By pan-frying it, you get a nice, slightly crispy texture on it and then dip it in this awesome sauce. We also add chili sauce to give it some spiciness, but if you prefer your sauce mild, you can leave it out.

This can be served as a fun side-dish or as an appetizer-like item. Tofu may not be as traditional as say, the mini-quiche or pigs-in-a-blanket, but it’s good nevertheless. But that’s just me. I’m unabashedly fond of tofu.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 package firm tofu
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallion
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce or chili black bean sauce (optional)
  • sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

Cut tofu into small rectangles about ½ an inch thick. Heat the vegetable oil in a cast-iron or non-stick skillet over medium high heat and add the tofu.

pan fried tofu

Fry until they’re a soft golden color on both sides, about 7-8 minutes per side. Prepare the sauce by combining the scallion, soy, garlic, sesame oil and chili sauce (if using) in a small bowl. 

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pan fried tofu

Plate the tofu, garnish with sesame seeds (if you’ve got ‘em) and serve with the sauce. 

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pan fried tofu

 

Pan-fried Tofu with Soy Dipping Sauce
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package firm tofu
  2. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  3. 1 tablespoon chopped scallion
  4. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  5. 2 cloves chopped garlic
  6. ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  7. 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce or chili black bean sauce (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cut tofu into small rectangles about ½ an inch thick. Heat the vegetable oil in a cast-iron or non-stick skillet over medium high heat and add the tofu. Fry until they’re a soft golden color on both sides, about 7-8 minutes per side.
  2. Prepare the sauce by combining the scallion, soy, garlic, sesame oil and chili sauce (if using) in a small bowl.
  3. Plate the tofu and serve with the sauce.
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