Deep-fried tofu cubes make a great substitute for croutons in salads. Use when you want a handy source of protein without the tofu texture.
1 block firm tofu
¼ cup cornstarch
4–5 cups oil for deep-frying
Drain the tofu and cut into cubes. Coat with the cornstarch.
Add oil to a preheated wok and heat to 350°F. When oil is hot, add the tofu squares and deep-fry until they turn golden. Drain on paper towels.
How to Drain Tofu
Cut the tofu into smaller pieces. To drain, place the tofu on a paper towel on a plate. Cover with paper towels and place a weight on top of the tofu, such as a bowl or a Book. Drain for 20 minutes. If possible, the easiest method for draining tofu is to position the plate so that it is tilting over the sink, allowing the water to flow out naturally.