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Deep Fried Tofu | Ethical and Chic

by Michaelle
deep fried tofu

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

Deep Fried Tofu | Ethical and Chic

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
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings: 5 Servings
Author: Michaelle


  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup corn flakes cereal
  • 1 tbs. cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberries or 1 cup of concentrate juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar


  • Cut the tofu into roughly one-inch cubes. Discard any liquid.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Add the corn flakes and starch in a blender, pulse for 30 seconds.
  • Transfer the corn flakes mixture to a bowl.
  • Add the tofu cubes. Coat them well.
  • Heat up the oil on medium to low heat.
  • Add the coated cubes, cook until golden and crispy.
  • Meanwhile, mix the cranberries, the lemon juice, salt, pepper, and sugar in a blender until smooth.
  • 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.
  • Serve with deep-fried tofu and enjoy!

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