Deep-Fried Tofu

Deep-fried tofu cubes make a great substitute for croutons in salads. Use when you want a handy source of protein without the tofu texture.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 block (12 1⁄3 oz.) firm tofu, cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes
  • 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 cups vegetable oil


  • Coat tofu cubes with cornstarch.
  • Add oil to a preheated wok and heat to 350°F. When oil is hot, add tofu squares and deep-fry until they turn golden. Drain on paper towels.