Spice-crusted Pan-fried Tofu

Spice-crusted Pan-fried Tofu

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  • 1/2 pound extra firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons high-heat oil


Drain tofu and place it in a weighted tofu press or wrap in a clean towel and weigh down with a heavy plate to draw out excess moisture. The tofu should be pressed for 15 to 30 minutes. Cut tofu into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

Combine brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, garam masala, oregano, garlic powder and salt. Dredge tofu in spice blend, covering all surfaces.

Heat oil over medium heat in a small sauté pan and brown tofu until golden on both sides, about 1 minute to a side.

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