Crispy Salt and Pepper Tofu

Salt and Pepper Tofu is a popular Chinese dish that can be made easily at home. The tofu has an incredibly crispy exterior, giving way to a soft, silky interior.

You’ll Need:

  • 18 oz firm tofu drained
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • Canola oil for frying

Optional garnishes

  • 2 red chili pepper seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  1. Place tofu block onto a cutting board. Place a second cutting board over tofu. Place a heavy object on top of the cutting board, preferably a heavy can. Apply the weight on the tofu for about 15-20 minutes, to release water from tofu.
  2. Slice tofu into 1 inch cubes. Pat dry the tofu cubes with paper towel.
  3. Get full recipe==>>