Fried Crispy Tofu Recipe With Cornstarch (Vegan)

Fried Crispy Tofu Recipe With Cornstarch (Vegan)
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An easy fried crispy tofu recipe with cornstarch that is naturally vegan and gluten-free. This vegan fried crispy tofu recipe is made with cornstarch, coconut oil, maple syrup, soy sauce, and other simple pantry ingredients. This main dish is ready in under an hour and did I forget to mention that it’s super yummy!

Ingredients For Vegan Fried Crispy Tofu With Cornstarch:

  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1½ tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1½ tsp Pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 tsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 14 oz Extra firm tofu
  • 5-6 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup green onion cut in rings

How To Make Vegan Fried Crispy Tofu With Cornstarch?

  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, maple syrup, sriracha, and garlic powder.
  2. Add the tofu, green onion, sesame seeds and toss gently to coat, arranging the tofu in a single layer in the bowl. Let marinate 15-20 minutes, flipping the tofu once.
  3. Transfer the tofu to a zip-top freezer bag, discarding any leftover marinade. Add cornstarch to the bag one tablespoon at a time, zipping it up and shaking around to coat the tofu entirely.
  4. You have enough when there’s a thin white layer of cornstarch covering the tofu.
  5. Heat coconut oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the tofu and cook 2-3 minutes per side until golden and crispy.

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Crispy Tofu With Cornstarch

Easy Crispy Tofu

An easy crispy tofu recipe that is naturally vegan and gluten-free. Made with cornstarch and other simple pantry ingredients, this main dish is ready in under an hour.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 140 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • tbsp Lemon juice
  • tsp Pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 tsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 14 oz Extra firm tofu
  • 5-6 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup green onion cut in rings

Instructions
 

  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, maple syrup, sriracha, and garlic powder.
  • Add the tofu, green onion, sesame seeds and toss gently to coat, arranging the tofu in a single layer in the bowl. Let marinate 15-20 minutes, flipping the tofu once.
  • Transfer the tofu to a zip-top freezer bag, discarding any leftover marinade. Add cornstarch to the bag one tablespoon at a time, zipping it up and shaking around to coat the tofu entirely.
  • You have enough when there’s a thin white layer of cornstarch covering the tofu.
  • Heat coconut oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the tofu and cook 2-3 minutes per side until golden and crispy.
Keyword Crispy Tofu, fried tofu, tofu


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