How-To Sear Tofu
- -1 pound extra firm tofu, drained and pressed (Pressing tofu isn’t essential but it removes more water and makes it extra firm. Click here for directions).
- -Salt, pepper and (optional) garlic powder, to taste
- -Olive oil or vegetable oil for greasing the pan
If you didn’t press the tofu, cut it into four rectangles by cutting it once down the middle horizontally and then cutting the two halves in half to create four equal portions.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Lightly grease the pan.
Meanwhile, sprinkle each piece of tofu with a pinch of salt, pepper and garlic powder if desired. Place the tofu, spiced side down, onto the hot pan.
Let the tofu cook for around 3-4 minutes until it begins to brown. Spice the other side of the tofu rectangles and flip each them.
Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.