Air Fryer Tofu - Crispy & Flavorful!
Super crispy and flavorful, this Air Fryer Tofu is worth getting an air fryer for! The tofu pieces get incredibly crispy as if they were deep fried, with just a smidge of oil. No more tofu sticking to an oily pan!
Servings: 4 servings
Quick press the tofu: Cut the tofu into cubes. Place them evenly on a flat surface such as a cutting board lined with paper towels or a clean towel. Cover with a layer of paper towels, set a baking sheet on top and then something heavy, like a large book or cast iron skillet. Press like this for 15 minutes. Or use a tofu press.
In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil.
Add the pressed tofu cubes to a bowl and drizzle the marinade over them. Toss gently to coat the pieces. Let the tofu marinate for about 15 minutes, longer if desired (up to 8 hours in the refrigerator.)
Place the tofu cubes in the air fryer, in a single layer, so the pieces don't touch. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook half the tofu at a time. Cook at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally after 10 minutes. Cook until the tofu is golden and crispy, but not burned.
- Gluten free? Use tamari instead of soy sauce.
- May use olive oil instead of sesame oil, but I love the flavor sesame oil adds. For oil free, you may omit it but it may not get as crispy.
- May add a tablespoon of cornstarch to the marinade if desired for a little extra crispiness.
- If you have leftover tofu, simply re-heat in the air fryer for 5 minutes to re-crisp!
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg