Air Fryer Tofu
Perfectly crispy and absolutely addictive, air fried tofu couldn't be easier or better.
Servings 4 servings
tofu press, optional
- 1 block firm or extra firm tofu drained from package
- spray cooking oil
Wrap tofu in paper towels and place on a plate.
Press under a heavy pan or skillet until tofu has drained. Change paper towels after 30 minutes, then check again in 30 more minutes. Alternately,
Cut the tofu into cubes. Pat dry. Salt liberally and add to the air fryer basket. Spray everything with cooking oil and toss again.
Cook at 380º for 10 to 20 minutes (see notes for desired crispiness). Toss tofu halfway through cooking time. Toss in sauce or serve with dipping sauce!
Do not skip pressing and draining tofu!
Notes on pressing and draining: Can use clean dish towel instead of paper towels. Can use books instead of skillet to press. Place a cutting board between the tofu and books so that they don't get wet, and don't use any nice books. Alternately, use a tofu press to squeeze out the liquid from your tofu!
- 10 minutes - golden and crispy on the edges
- 15 minutes - crispy all over but still soft
- 20 minutes -super crispy and very firm, like it has been commercially deep fried (not great on its own, but perfect for something saucy like a stir fry)
Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 1g