This crispy, garlic pan-fried tofu is easy to prepare and packed with flavor. The crunchy texture achieved by coating tofu in organic garlic granules provides an unmatched crispiness and caramelized garlic flavor.
Crispy Fried Garlic Tofu Recipe
Sweet mirin balances the umami flavors provided by the soy sauce and miso paste. This dish is a wonderful gluten-free and vegan alternative to fried chicken making it a suitable dish for most people. A simple marinade and single ingredient “breading” makes this quicker and simpler to prepare than other traditional fried tofu recipes.
1 16-ounce block firm tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes
½ cup organic garlic granules
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon mirin
1 tablespoon light miso paste
¼ cup vegetable oil
Pat tofu dry with a paper towel.
Mix together soy sauce, mirin and miso paste in a large bowl.
Toss cubed tofu in soy sauce mixture completely covering each side.
Measure organic garlic granules into a shallow bowl.
Coat each piece of tofu in garlic granules tossing gently until completely covered.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
Cook tofu for 7-12 minutes until golden, flipping and turning each piece as you go to ensure even browning.
Drain on a plate covered with paper towels.
Serve with rice for lunch or dinner.
This accessible meal is a great alternative for those with diet restrictions. It uses few ingredients and simple cooking techniques to achieve maximum flavor and a pleasurable eating experience. Caramelized, crispy garlic stars in this Japanese inspired recipe.
Calories 331, Carbs 15.2 grams, Cholesterol 0 milligrams, Fat 25 grams, Fiber 2 grams, Protein 15.6 grams, Saturated Fat 5 grams, Sodium 1897 milligrams, Sugar 3.5 grams