Vegetarian and vegan

Crispy Tofu Stir Fry

Tofu is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes, from soups to salads to stir-fries. This Crispy Tofu Stir Fry recipe is quick and easy to make, making it perfect for busy weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. The tofu is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and the stir-fry sauce is packed with flavor.

A Personal Story

I first tried tofu when I was in college and experimenting with vegetarianism. At first, I wasn't sure what to do with it, but after a few tries, I fell in love with it. This Crispy Tofu Stir Fry recipe has become one of my go-to dishes when I'm short on time but still want something delicious and satisfying.


  • 14 oz firm tofu, drained and pressed for at least 30 minutes
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cut the tofu into 1-inch cubes and toss with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch until evenly coated.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tofu and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the tofu from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Add the red bell pepper, yellow onion, and broccoli to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes, until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  4. Add the garlic and ginger to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and remaining tablespoon of cornstarch.
  6. Pour the sauce over the vegetables in the skillet and stir to coat. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  7. Return the tofu to the skillet and toss with the vegetables and sauce.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.

Serving Suggestions

This Crispy Tofu Stir Fry is best served over rice or noodles. It's a great dish to make for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, but it's also fancy enough to serve to guests. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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