A popular appetizer on some Asian menus is Fried Tofu. Tofu contains a good amount of fat and deep frying it in oil takes a healthy food and turns it into a not-so-healthy one. Here’s a great way to make Fried Tofu, without frying!
One package (15-16 ounces) of tofu.
Freeze the entire package of tofu. Once frozen, the package can be defrosted. Freezing and defrosting changes the texture of the tofu and makes it chewier.
When the tofu has defrosted, remove it from the package. With your hands, over the sink or over a bowl, gently press the block of tofu and squeeze out the water. The tofu can be wrapped in a towel to remove more water.
On a dry cutting board, cut the tofu into 1/2 to 1 inch wide sticks.
Preheat over to 400oF. Take a large baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Place the tofu sticks the baking sheet. Do not overlap.
Cook for 15 minutes. Remove baking sheet and carefully turn tofu fries over. Return to the over and cook for another 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and place tofu fries on a serving dish. Serve hot with Spicy Peanut Sauce