This Crispy Tofu is versatile: add it to hearty salads with a miso or soy-sauce-based dressing, toss it in a vegetable stir-fry, lightly coat it with a sesame stir-fry sauce, or top it with a drizzle of peanut satay sauce.

This recipe was developed by Kate Sherwood, The Healthy Cook. Have a comment, question, or idea? Email Kate at

Serves: 4
Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 16 oz. package super-firm tofu
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tbs. neutral-tasting oil (like peanut, grapeseed, safflower, or sunflower)


  1. Cut the tofu into 8 thick slabs and blot dry. Press the large sides into a plate of the cornstarch. 
  2. In a nonstick pan over medium heat, heat the oil until shimmering. Sauté the tofu until browned on both large sides, 8–10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Per serving (2 pieces):

  • Calories: 220
  • Total fat: 13 g
  • Sat fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbs: 11 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Total sugar: 0 g
  • Added sugar: 0 g
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Sodium: 40 mg

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