Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Breaded tofu is pan-fried until crispy and placed in orange bowls. Then, it is drizzled with sweet and citrusy orange sauce. Let’s get started with my Crispy Orange Tofu Recipe!

Crispy Orange Tofu Recipe

Serving: 2 to 4
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

For the crispy tofu:
1 (14ounces) package firm tofu, cut into cubes
1/6 teaspoon salt
1 cup cornstarch
1 large egg, beaten
1 ½ cups breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons avocado oil, or other high-smoking point oil

For the sauce:
2 large oranges
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/6 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons water

Crispy Orange Tofu Instructions

To prepare:

  • To make the orange bowls, slice the orange crosswise without cutting through the flesh. Use a thumb to separate the flesh from the skin. Do the same with the rest.
  • Place the orange flesh inside a juicer. (2 oranges give us about ½ cup of juice.) Set aside.
  • Cut the firm tofu into cubes. Season it with salt. (Salt adds flavors to the tofu. It also helps it to release moisture, so it’s more flexible and less likely to break apart.)
  • Dip the tofu in the cornstarch, followed by beaten egg, and breadcrumbs. Do the same with all of them.

To cook and serve:

  • In a pan over medium heat, add the avocado oil, add the breaded tofu pieces. Pan fry until crispy on every side for about 4 minutes. Remove and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • To make the sauce, in a small pot over low heat, add the orange juice, water, rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. Whisk and bring it to a simmer. Also pour in the cornstarch slurry. Stir until it is thickened.
  • Place the tofu in the orange bowls. Drizzle the sauce over the tofu, or serve the sauce on the side. Enjoy!

Trending now:

1 thought on “Crispy Orange Tofu”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Recipes

You may also like


Never Miss A Story

Get our Weekly recap with the latest news, articles and resources.

Free Subscription

Never Miss A Recipe

Get a weekly recap of CiCi’s new recipes, videos & cooking tips.

Cookie policy
We use our own and third party cookies to allow us to understand how the site is used and to support our marketing campaigns.

Asian home recipes right into your inbox.