Crispy Tofu With Cabbage and Carrots
Goodbye nuggets, hello crispy tofu squares! This vegetarian take on a family-friendly classic is a fun way to introduce a new ingredient if you’re trying to get kids on board, and adults will love these, too. The method for making crispy tofu in a pan does involve some prep, but the resulting perfectly fried, golden brown squares is well worth the work. Draining the tofu slices through a combination of paper towels to soak up liquid and weighting with a skillet means that the cornstarch coating can adhere to the squares and fry nicely in the oil. Paired with a fresh and delicious cabbage-carrot slaw, your meal is both satisfying and healthy. Looking to get dinner on the table in a snap? Prepare the tofu as directed through the drying steps in advance, cover with paper towels, and leave in the fridge until ready to use.