Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 mins

These are really spicy so use less pepper if you don't care for a lot of heat. Serve with rice or even as a sandwich filling. The recipe was found in The Giant Book of Tofu Cooking. When you prepare this be sure to press out the excess water.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine salt and seasonings in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Brush each piece of tofu with melted butter and dredge each slice in spice mixture, patting it firmly into tofu.
  3. Pour a teaspoon of melted butter onto each slice of tofu; place tofu, butter side down, in a hot frying pan.
  4. Stand back and fry for 2 minutes; turn tofu over and fry for another 2 minutes.
  5. Keep fried tofu in a warm oven until they're all ready to serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wow this was very good although crazy spicy! I found I actually enjoyed it more cold the next day on a sandwich (super yummy!) as it tempered the intense flavor a bit. I experimented a bit with the coating and I found dipping into the butter wasn't actually needed, also adding a bit of flour to the spices maked the tofu nice and crispy.