Blackened Tofu

READY IN: 14mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

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.

Top Review by sofie-a-toast

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.

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.

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