How to dry out tofu. You dont have to squeeze or press the tofu at this point. When purchasing tofu you may notice it labeled as soft firm. To prepare the tofu. Using a homemade press.
Use a knife to slice open the plastic covering. Spread the tofu out. Place the bowl or another cutting board on top of the top layer of paper towels. Place the weight into the bowl or onto the cutting board.
While the tofu is draining prepare a marinade or sauce for the dish you are going to cook using the tofu. Much easier is to slice the tofu then lay the slices out flat on a cutting board or baking sheet lined with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel then pressing more towels on top. Extra firm tofu and cut into 12 thick strips or triangles. This works fine but takes some time.
Slow cook in unoiled pan on low to medium heat. Lay paper towels on a sheet pan and spread tofu. Just dry the surface as much as possible. Part 1 choosing and preparing tofu 1.
Remove the tofu from the package. Drain a block of tofu and pat it dry with paper towels. Place between cloth napkins or towels and gently press to remove water. Cut off however many slices of tofu you need.
More surface area faster water removal dinner on the table that much faster. How to dry fry and marinate tofu drain 16 oz. Instructions to dry fry tofu drain 34 to 1 pound of tofu pressing it to drain thoroughly. Let the tofu sit for at least 30.
Drain the tofu and use your palms to gently squeeze out some of the water. Cut the tofu into triangular pieces about 12 inch thick. Slice the tofu into thirds lengthwise so you have 3 even slabs. Open a package of extra firm water packed tofu not the silken kind and drain.
Drain the water the tofu is packaged in pat the block dry and cut it into strips slabs or chunks with a thickness of 14 to 12 inch. If youre using silken. Use spatula to press releasing water. Lay the cut pieces of tofu on a plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels.
Place a weight on the tofu place another layer of folded paper towels or a clean kitchen cloth top of the block of tofu. When golden brown. Cut the tofu width wise into slices four or six should do it.