Thursday, June 14, 2012

Glazed Tofu

This is something I was addicted to for a while. I love it cold the next day for lunch! I also like to chop it up and put it in a salad with apples and candied walnuts. Here is how to make it a la carte. Oh, and I used a 15.5 oz package of Extra Firm Wildwood SprouTofu. It comes in a double pack. The recipe makes just enough for my husband and I.

Step 1: Press water out of the tofu. 
The sliced tofu is actually underneath this pan, between the paper towels. This is how I  get the excess water out. 
Step 2: Make the glaze
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 Tb agave nectar
1 ts salt
1/2 ts garlic powder
1/2 ts onion powder
1/2 ts mustard powder (optional)
lots of pepper

Step 3: Pan fry the tofu

  • Heat enough oil to cover the pan on medium heat
  • Wait till oil is shimmering and hot. It should sizzle when tofu touches the oil
  • Allow tofu to fry until golden underneath. Don't play with it too much. Just let it get crispy.
  • Flip and continue to fry the tofu until golden underneath.
  • Pour over the glaze and watch it bubble, bubble, toil and trouble=)
    • Allow to deglaze for another ten minutes, until a sticky syrup forms.


    1. Wow, everything on your blog looks so delicious! I will definitely try out a couple of recipes and post about it on my own food blog! Thanks for the inspiration =)

    2. thank you gemstonejar! i'll take a look at your jewelry!

    3. just made this and it's pretty awesome! i subbed maple syrup for agave because that's what i had.

    4. mm that looks really nice. I've had a block of firm tofu in the fridge approaching the best before date and really had no inspiration. Thanks for this! :-)

    5. Anneka, what type of non stick pan did you use? I like using my EZ Tofu Press to remove the water out of my tofu...but have not found a really good pan to fry in.

    6. Looks awesome, I'll have to make this! (I usually bake my tofu slices a la Lauren Ulm)

      Like benzel, I'd be interested in what kind of pan you're using as well by the way!

    7. Hey guys! The pan you are asking about can be found here
      Its so important to me that I've even brought it with me on vacations! Its my baby=) Thank you so much for reading my blog=)

    8. Sounds like a great glaze. I'll have to give it a try!