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.
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.
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.
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.
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.