The texture of tofu can be an acquired taste, but just as the flavor of tofu can change with the addition of companion ingredients, its texture can change, too. From whipping it into a creamy shake, to pressing out as much moisture as possible and forming it to the dense consistency of a dumpling, tofu is flexible. One surprising way to explore its textural potential is to deep fry it. Very firm tofu is the best to use for this application. You can deep fry tofu alone or lightly flour it beforehand for a satisfying crunch. The resulting golden brown slices will be soft on the inside, like fried cheese sticks.
- Fried Tofu Stir-fry
- Crispy Tofu With Shiitakes and Chorizo
- General Tso's Chicken (or Tofu)