Crispy pan-fried tofu glazed with hot honey garlic sauce! Crispy tofu bites, achieved with minimum amount of oil.
Learn how to make this easy pan fried honey garlic tofu recipe with tips and tricks to make tofu taste so good!
Use 2 absorbent kitchen towels, one on top and the other below the tofu blocks. If you don’t have a tofu press, place a flat heavy object like a cast iron pan on top.
This honey soy sauce needs 5 main ingredients: honey, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vinegar, chilli flakes with salt and pepper. Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Slice each (200 gms) tofu block horizontally into half. Slice each half into 9 pieces.
Slicing tofu like this instead of cubes makes it easier to fry and flip. More surface area exposed to oil = crispier tofu!
Sprinkle cornflour, pepper and salt on the tofu slices and toss gently until all the pieces are covered.
Heat oil in a wide pan and pan-fry tofu in batches, without overcrowding. Cook on medium-high flame and do not stir for 5 minutes.
Flip and cook the other side for 5 to 8 minutes, again without stirring. If they’re not well browned, flip again and fry 3-5 minutes more.
Heat the same pan used for frying tofu. The oil sticking to the bottom of the pan is enough to fry garlic. Fry the garlic on a low flame for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Pour in the prepared sauce and bring up the flame. Let the hot honey garlic sauce come to a rolling boil.
Once the sauce boils reduce the falme. Gently drop in the pan-fried tofu pieces and mix. Simmer until the sauce thickens.