Pan-Fried Sesame Garlic Tofu

What Is Tofu?

Tofu is a food product made from soybeans that's popular in Asian cooking.  This crispy pan-fried tofu with sesame and garlic is easy to make, perfect if you're just starting to cook with tofu!

Simple Ingredients

You'll need firm tofu and a few ingredients for the sauce. Find the full ingredients list linked below.

Drain the Tofu

First, press the tofu between paper towels to drain the excess liquid.

Prepare the Tofu

Next, cut the tofu into cubes and toss them in cornstarch.

Brown the Tofu

Add the tofu to a skillet with oil and cook until it's browned on all sides.

Make the Sauce

In a separate bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients.


Pour the sauce over the tofu and toss to coat.


Enjoy this crispy fried tofu on its own or served over rice.

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