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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


  • 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


  • 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