Oatmeal Crusted Fried Tofu

Author: Anita Jacobson





Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

Serves: 4-6


  • 2 blocks (each about 1 lb. / 450 gram) firm tofu
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ~1/2 to 1 cup oatmeal, ground into powder
  • enough oil for shallow deep frying (~ 1/8" deep)


  1. Wrap each block of tofu with a kitchen towel, sandwich the tofu blocks between two large plates, or two cutting boards. Place a heavy object (e.g. cast iron skillet) on top of the plate or cutting board to press out the liquid from tofu. Leave for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  2. Unwrap the now drained tofu. Cut each block into 6 equal portions (roughly cube size) to come up with a total of 12 cubes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then coat with ground oatmeal.
  3. Heat about 1/8" of oil in a large frying pan (non-stick preferably) over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, fry the tofu cubes until all sides are golden brown.
  4. Serve with your choice of chili sauce, or cut into smaller cubes and add them to your salad.

Another great recipe by https://vforveggy.com.