Deep Fried Tofu | Ethical and Chic

Delicious, crispy, mouthwatering, deep fried tofu!

I am usually not the deep fried kind of person. Oil-fried stuff tends to turn me off but sometimes I get this craving for them, I just have to give in.

I love deep fried okra or picked by the way! I can eat a whole basket all by myself and still want more! The last time I have some was almost a year ago.

Last week I had this pack of extra firm tofu that I really wanted to get rid of before it starts looking sad.deep fried tofu

I wanted some sort of Indian dish with it but I never came around to it besides it felt like a lot hassles!

Then, my husband suggested that we deep fried the tofu. The guy can live on fried stuff if he could!

For once, I gave in…

We decided to use corn flakes cereal to coat the cubes and have a tart dipping to go with since the cereal would give a sweet flavor to the tofu.

I only have lemons and cranberries on hands, so we decided to use them.

Oh, that was epic!

deep fried tofu


deep fried tofu

What to expect?

This deep-fried tofu is really delicious!

It is:




easy to make

goes well with barbecue sauce, mustard dips, and some other great condiments!

It’s also a great base to toss in with vegetable stir-fries.

It surprisingly freezes really well!

eating them make me feel like I am having wickedly delicious fair food! I haven’t been to the State Fair since going vegan, not sure how I would feel about some of the displays ☹…

Deep fried tofu

Deep Fried Tofu

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Deep Fried Tofu | Ethical and Chic
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Delicious crispy deep fried tofu coated in corn flakes cereal! Great with dipping, barbecue sauce, mustard and so much more. It's vegan, gluten-free and easy to make
Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten free
Serves: 5 Servings
  • 1 pack of firm tofu
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • For the dipping sauce:
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup corn flakes cereal
  • 1 tbs. cornstarch
  • ½ cup frozen cranberries or 1 cup of concentrate juice
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  1. Cut the tofu into roughly one-inch cubes. Discard any liquid.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the corn flakes and starch in a blender, pulse for 30 seconds.
  4. Transfer the corn flakes mixture to a bowl.
  5. Add the tofu cubes. Coat them well.
  6. Heat up the oil on medium to low heat.
  7. Add the coated cubes, cook until golden and crispy.
  8. Meanwhile, mix the cranberries, the lemon juice, salt, pepper, and sugar in a blender until smooth.
  9. At this point, you can either use it as it is or pour it into a saucepan and reduce for 5 minutes on low heat to thicken.
  10. Serve with deep-fried tofu and enjoy!
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