Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

The tofu in this recipe is cooked like a steak - seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic cooked till crispy on the outside and hot in the middle. I like to serve with an assortment of chargrilled veg and mushrooms and soy sauce and wasabi as condiments.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain the tofu and wrap in kitchen paper. Place in a sieve with a weighted plate on top to remove as much liquid as possible, leave for 30 minutes.
  2. Slice into 4 and season with salt, pepper and minced garlic. dust with the flour.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan to a high temperature Add the tofu and turn when crispy.
  4. Serve.
Most Helpful

4 5

I used tofu the way it is packaged in the US... a container of 538 grams (19 ounces), which comes with 4 rectangular cubes. I did drain it with some weight on top, but I don't think much time would have been necessary. I sliced each rectangle in half twice (ended up with 16 pieces ~3" x 1.3" x 1/2"). <br/><br/>After I was done, I realized that next time I need to salt and pepper it more generously. It was good. I agree with another viewer that this is a great basic recipe. <br/><br/>I give it 4 stars as it was very good (I think I would have to personally love tofu to give it 5 stars... but I guess I love it in that it's healthy and we are trying to keep our family eating low on the meat consumption side of things). <br/><br/>The biggest surprise was that my picky 3 year old ate 4 pieces! He loved it and now I know something to make for him that he will eat. I can hardly believe he tried it, much less liked it!

5 5

Great recipe. However, I was taken aback by the prep time. I wouldn't drain the rinsed tofu for 30 minutes, or even 30 seconds. Just rinse and shake off the water. Also, I would get the firmest tofu that I could find. I also use asafetida (hing) instead of garlic.

5 5

ok so i admit. i only used your recipe as a "guideline"/"basic" as a novice tofu eater. BUT man what a sweet idea for it. make it your own people. have fun with it. thanks for this reciepe.