Here’s how to get that perfect, crispy pan sear for your tofu. Slideshow: Terrific Tofu Recipes
Pat the tofu dry with paper towels to remove excess water. Cut into 1-inch slices.
Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the oil and after the oil is hot, carefully add the tofu into a single layer (hot oil may splatter). Sear each side for 1-2 minutes, or until at least 2-3 sides are golden and crisped.
Drain on paper towels.
In my experience its more like 8 or 9 minutes on each side