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salt and pepper tofu

Salt and Pepper Tofu in the Air Fryer

You don't need an air fryer for this salt and pepper tofu recipe, but it is easier to make in the air fryer. Frying tofu in the skillet instead of air fryer is an option.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 5 people

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  • 1 block super or extra firm tofu
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic pepper
  • ½ tablespoon red pepper flakes


  • Press the tofu with a tofu press or according to method stated above for about 20 minutes each side.
  • Cut tofu into bite sized pieces. My pieces were no bigger than a half inch tall.
  • Pour olive oil into a small bowl. Pour corn starch and seasonings into another bowl. Roll tofu in olive oil, and then roll into corn starch. The corn starch coating does not have to be super thick by any means.
  • Air fry tofu in a single layer in the sprayed air fryer basket for about 12 minutes. Check and stir half way through. Salt and pepper tofu will be done when the tofu is crispy golden brown, but still somewhat soft.


Store leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge for one week. 

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutritional facts listed are a rough estimate and should only be followed as a general idea.

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