Pan-Seared Tofu


Here’s how to get that perfect, crispy pan sear for your tofu. Slideshow:  Terrific Tofu Recipes 

Pan Seared Tofu
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Total Time:
15 mins
2 to 4


  • One 14 ounce (396g) package firm tofu, drained and rinsed

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil (or other high flashpoint oil)


  1. Pat the tofu dry with paper towels to remove excess water. Cut into 1-inch slices.

  2. 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.

  3. Drain on paper towels.

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