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.

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 Cubes


Fried Tofu Cubes

My kids love to dip these cubes in ketchup.

Fried Tofu Cubes


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By | 2016-12-19T18:31:48+00:00 January 3rd, 2015|Appetizer, Kids, Vegan, Vegetarian|8 Comments

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  1. Gisele January 4, 2018 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    I’m a pescatarian and this looks awesome to me. I’m going to have to try this. I’ve cooked tofu before and many of my attempts to make something delicious ended in disaster. Using this recipe I will hopefully succeed at something delicious!

  2. Joely Smith January 4, 2018 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I was a vegetarian for 7 years and never really got into tofu. I am curious still, however! I will give this a try! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Sarah Bailey January 4, 2018 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Now these sound really nice and such a fun things to do for kids as well. Its been a while since I had Tofu I think I might just have to try it again.

  4. Lisa Favre January 4, 2018 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    I always have the intention of cooking tofu but never really know how. These cubes would be fantastic in a stir fry!!

  5. Jennifer Van Huss January 4, 2018 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a great recipe. I never heard of nutritional yeast before this past season! I love the taste and bet it would add a great flavour to the tofu!! I can’t wait to try it!

  6. Marissa Zurfluh January 5, 2018 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    This is an amazing recipe! I love tofu!

  7. Lynndee January 6, 2018 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Yum! I love tofu. I have never tried it fried though. I will have to try this soon. Now if only my picky boys would eat it too. 🙂

  8. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen January 7, 2018 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    We love fried tofu cubes at home but we only season it with salt and pepper. I will try nutritional yeast next time.

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