Crispy outside, tender tofu on the inside and coated with spicy, umami, and a touch of sweet sauce. Korean Fried Tofu is super addicting and will wow you to switch it up for your typical protein.

addicting flavor

Step 1

Wrap the tofu in a clean kitchen towel. Press using a heavy cast iron pan or heavy canned goods between two plates for 1 hour. After pressing, remove from the towel and cut into cubes.

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press the tofu

Step 2

In a small saucepan, combine the sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Heat over low heat until fragrant. Add the brown sugar, gochujang, soy sauce, and water. Whisk until well combined.

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make the sauce

Step 3

Coat tofu in cornstarch. In a large deep skillet, heat oil and drop one piece in the oil to check the temperature. It should be rapidly bubbling on the sides.

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coat and cook tofu

Step 4

Add the remaining pieces. Turn them every 2 to 3 minutes, cooking until golden brown. Transfer to paper towels to drain excess oil, then toss with the sauce.

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add the sauce

Serve & Enjoy!