Salt and Pepper Tofu
serves 2 as an entree or about 4 as an appetizer
1 block (14 oz when drained) extra firm tofu
4 tablespoons corn starch
1/2 teaspoon or to taste freshly cracked black pepper
Vegetable or canola oil for frying
Pat dry the drained tofu. Cut into 1 inch strips or cubes. Place the tofu cubes in a large bowl. Add corn starch, salt and pepper. Gently toss till the tofu pieces are very well coated.
In a skillet, pour oil so that it comes up 1/2 inch. Heat the oil.Make sure oil is hot. Add tofu cubes a few at a time. If you fry too many in one go they won’t crisp up. Fry the tofu pieces, flipping them around, so that all sides are golden brown. Drain onto a few layers of paper towels.
NOTE: ours needed way more salt & pep ! i was afraid to add too much salt. but maybe add like 1 full tsp? Try making one cube and taste testing next time.