Fried Tofu Cubes


Fried Tofu Cubes

My kids are both vegetarian, so I look for creative meal ideas.  People often assume we eat a lot of tofu since we are vegetarian, but we actually do not.  However, we do like tofu, and after trying this recipe, my kids are a huge fan of this fried tofu!  It is pretty easy, and is based off a recipe for larger pieces of tofu (so you can modify the recipe to use larger pieces of tofu instead of purchasing cubed tofu).


16oz block extra firm cubed tofu)

Optional – 2 cups vegetable broth (I use Vegetable Better Than Bullion)

vegetable oil

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

salt & pepper


Drain and press your tofu.

Optional: place tofu in a bowl and soak in broth.  To cut down on time, I leave out this part of the recipe, but if you have enough time to prepare ahead of time, it will add some extra flavor.  If you leave out this step, you may want to add more salt to the dry ingredients.

Combine your dry ingredients – flour, nutritional yeast, cayenne, salt, and pepper.  You can adjust the spiciness as well as the saltiness depending on your taste, especially if you are serving to kids.

Fried Tofu Cubes Nutritional Yeast

Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly.

Fried Tofu Cubes

Warm your oil in a skillet.  Roll the tofu in the dry mixture.  Don’t be afraid to heavily coat.

Fried Tofu Cubes

Fry until golden brown and crispy.

Fried Tofu


Fried Tofu Cubes

My kids love to dip these cubes in ketchup.

Fried Tofu Cubes

 Adapted from a recipe at

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  1. 1
    ellen beck says:

    These look interesting and allthough I dont eat tofu, I hink we would like this quite a bit. It looks good, and the spices would add a great taste to it.

  2. 2

    I used to love tofu. My husband hates it, so I haven’t had it in years. I have recently been toying with reducing my meat intake. I am sure I will still want an occasional meat treat, but would like to get away from it. This looks like a recipe that I would really enjoy. I love nutritional yeast and can imagine it would totally make this dish. Thanks for the recipe idea.

  3. 3

    I’ve been experimenting with frying tofu. My last try was to roll it in potato starch, but I didn’t like it that way. I’d like to try this! I’ve found that soaking them in broth, etc., doesn’t really add that much flavor, so now I’m leaving that step out.

  4. 4

    Wow. These look yummy. Normally not a tofu fan, but these look enough like paneer that it may be worth trying in an Indian dish.

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    Maryann D. says:

    I love tofu and my daughter and I try to make it often. I do like this recipe and would like to try it!

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