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Air Fryer Crispy Tofu

This Air Fryer Crispy Tofu recipe is a budget-friendly and flavorful appetizer. Serve with Asian-inspired dipping sauce is also perfect for a snack or any meal of the day.

Air Fryer Crispy Tofu

How to make Air Fryer Crispy Tofu

Press the tofu. Wrap the tofu with a paper towel and place it on an inverted container or use a rack with a small baking pan to catch the excess liquid from the tofu. Place a small cast iron pan or wooden board on the tofu and let it stand to press for 30 minutes.

Slice the tofu into a cube about an inch and a half. After slicing, squeeze out as much moisture as possible for a crispier result.

How to make Air Fryer Crispy Tofu

In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, sesame oil and Worcestershire sauce. Toss the tofu with the oil mixture in a bowl.

Mix all the seasoning ingredients in a container with the cornstarch and cornmeal. Then add to the tofu, toss or shake in a bowl until covered with the seasoning.

Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil. Spread the tofu in a single layer. Depending on your air fryer and how crispy you like your tofu. Air fry the tofu at 400°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden and crispy.

Mix all the dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl and serve with the tofu. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Air Fryer Crispy Tofu

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Air Fryer Crispy Tofu

Air Fryer Crispy Tofu Recipe

Air fryer crispy tofu is one of the easiest and quick air fryer recipes for vegetarians. A delicious meal or appetizer recipe that only takes 15 minutes of cooking time!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: air fryer tofu, Crispy tofu, tofu recipe
Author: Maricel
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
pressing: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2

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Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients

  • 350 g tofu firm or extra firm traditional tofu
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce or you can use gluten-free soy sauce
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp cornmeal
  • fresh parsley for garnish

For the seasoning

  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • tsp cayenne pepper optional

For the dipping sauce

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tbsp water
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar or honey to taste
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic minced or grated

Instructions

  • Press the tofu. Wrap the tofu with a paper towel and place it on an inverted container or use a rack with a small baking pan to catch the excess liquid from the tofu. Place a small cast iron pan or wooden board on the tofu and let it stand to press for 30 minutes.
  • Slice the tofu into a cube, about an inch and a half. After slicing, squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
  • In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, sesame oil and Worcestershire sauce. Toss the tofu with the oil mixture in a bowl.
  • Mix all the seasoning ingredients with cornstarch and cornmeal. Then add to the tofu, toss or shake in a bowl until covered with the seasoning.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil.
  • Spread the tofu in a single layer. Depending on your air fryer and how crispy you like your tofu. Air fry the tofu at 400°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  • Mix all the dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl and serve with the tofu. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Crispy Tofu Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Sodium 850mg37%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 249IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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