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How Do I Make My Tofu Crispy?
Reader Question: I'm wondering how I can get my tofu crispy on the outside and still light on the inside. I always try to get the excess moisture out of the tofu by pressing it with a cloth before cooking it, but most of the time it gets mushy, and I waste many, many paper towels! Any tips?
Answer: Don't just dry it with a towel. Try pressing it for about half an hour before you cook with it. Here's a recipe that explains the setup: Sesame-Crusted Tofu over Vegetables. Another tip for awesome textured tofu is to coat it in cornstarch before cooking it in hot oil. That'll give you that great crispy texture on the outside. Here's a recipe that uses that method: Szechuan Tofu & Green Bean Stir-Fry.