Tofu can be tricky to cook. Air Fryer Tofu is a delicious recipe and method for getting a crunchy outside and a soft inside of your tofu bites.
The Air Fryer is a GREAT way to cook many things and tofu is one of them! We often eat tofu in our house.
It is a quick and easy meal that the entire family loves. Even the kids. It is a great source of protein for us.
I’ve been playing with the Air Fryer and found that it can cook up tofu in a SNAP! Before I do anything with the recipe, I always press my tofu. I do this with my EZ Tofu Press.
I’ve talked about the press many times before.
I have played with cooking Air Fryer Tofu and I have found that when I add in a secret ingredient, it makes the tofu even crisper! Any guesses about what the secret ingredient is?
It is not gluten-free flour but corn starch. YES, it helps to create a delicious crispy outer coating! For this recipe I mixed some corn starch and some smoked paprika.
Then I seasoned with salt and pepper! I gently tossed with my hands to coat.
Next up, toss those tofu chunks into the Air Fryer basket!
Ready for this easy peasy recipe?
- 1 block of extra firm tofu pressed
- 1/4 c cornstarch
- 1 T smoked paprika
- salt and pepper
After pressing the tofu, cut into squares or little bite sized pieces.
Mix the cornstarch and smoked paprika together then sprinkle over tofu.
Season with salt and pepper.
Put into Air Fryer basket.
Set temperature for 370 Degrees F. Turn on the Air Fryer for 12 minutes. (You may need to add a few minutes if you like crisper tofu)
Every 4 minutes remove the basket and "shake" to stir up the tofu. Every air fryer is different, be sure to monitor how it is cooking.
Based upon reader comment it seems that Air Fryers out there are varying widely and that is affecting this recipe.
*If your tofu is not crisping, consider adding time to your cook time. Just add in small amounts and remember to shake*
*If you are getting a chalky feeling to your tofu, be sure you are pressing the tofu for at least 10 minutes before hand in a tofu press. Then you can also lessen the amount of corn starch :)*
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