Deep-Fried Tofu with Garlic and Chilies

Serve this dish with hot chili oil or another dipping sauce of your choice.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 block medium tofu (12.3 oz.)
  • 1⁄2 cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1⁄2 cup peanut oil


  • Drain the tofu and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the rice flour, salt, chili flakes, and minced garlic.
  • Heat the oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Coat the tofu cubes in the flour mixture and immediately set them in the hot oil. Fry until golden on all sides. Drain on paper towels.