Kosher salt or sea salt for seasoning
1/3 cup cornstarch
2-3 tablespoons coconut oil or peanut oil
- To prepare the tofu for frying, cut the block in half horizontally to form two rectangular planks. Layer 3 paper towels on a plate. Place tofu onto the paper towels and put another layer of towels on top and gently press the tofu planks to remove excess moisture. Let sit for 10 minutes so the paper towels can absorb the excess water.
- Cut each plank into 1 inch wide slices. If you prefer smaller pieces, cut into cubes.
- Heat a non-stick skillet with the oil until hot but not smoking.
- Season the tofu well with salt. Place the cornstarch on a plate and coat only enough tofu with the cornstarch that you can cook at one time (if you coat too many, the pieces that are waiting to be cooked will get gummy). Place the coated tofu into the hot oil in a single layer and cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Turn the tofu and continue cooking until all sides are browned. Place the fried tofu onto paper towels. Serve immediately or reheat as needed.