How do you fry tofu without it sticking?
Tofu has a tendency to stick to the pan—hard. Of course, scraping it off the bottom of your pan will both strip it of its crispy coating and break it up into pieces, leaving a mess. Go with nonstick pans or naturally nonstick cast iron, and use a generous amount of oil.
Why is my tofu sticking?
Editor: Tofu may stick to the pan because the pan isn’t hot enough or the tofu has too much moisture in it.
What happens if you don’t press tofu?
What happens if you don’t press tofu? You can technically still cook and eat tofu that has not been pressed HOWEVER it will not absorb flavor as well and will definitely not have a very good texture. Especially if you’re trying to get it crispy at all.
How should I season my tofu?
Sprinkle salt and pepper on diced tofu for a simple seasoning solution.
- Salted tofu tastes very good fried, but this method of seasoning is versatile enough to be used with almost any style of cooking!
- There is no strict guideline for how much pepper to use for seasoning; season your tofu cubes to taste.
Can you fry tofu in a stainless steel pan?
You can use a non-stick frying pan (medium heat only) or a stainless steel frying pan, using a little non-stick cooking spray if you have any concerns about sticking. Patience is required. When you start frying, don’t move or touch the tofu pieces in the frying pan until they’re golden brown and ready to flip.
Can you fry soft tofu?
Because it has a high water content, soft tofu is not recommended for shallow-frying—the sputtering and spit-back can be dangerous.