Fried Tofu with Spices and Herbs

Yields: 6 servings


From The Hodo Kitchen


Who doesn’t love fried foods? It’s so simple — it’s like having protein tater tots. Have this for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a bite-size snack. But on a serious note — here’s a little science behind the frying: Frying tofu pushes out the water and makes it like an airy puff. It’s in creating a light, airy puff that brings out the umami and the crisp nuttiness flavor of the tofu.


  • 2 - 10oz. packs Hodo Firm Tofu Locate Product
  • 2 pints frying oil (peanut, rice bran, safflower)
  • Marinade:
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • 2 scallions, sliced on bias from whites to green
  • ½ cup cilantro, rough chopped with stems


  1. Heat frying oil to 360F.
  2. Cube firm tofu into ½ inch cubes and set aside.
  3. Whisk together all marinade ingredients and toss cubes.
  4. Carefully place tofu in fryer until crisp and golden.
  5. Remove from oil, let cool a bit and toss with herbs and serve with chili sauce.