French-Inspired Fried Tofu
Gruyère, the cheese of choice for classic Swiss cheese fondue, lends a sharp bite to this tofu recipe.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 2 to 4
- 1 pound firm tofu, drained and cut into ½-inch cubes
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 2 large eggs
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg, or to taste
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- ¼ cup grated Gruyère cheese
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, optional
Place the tofu cubes in a medium bowl and add the dried thyme and red wine vinegar. Marinate the tofu for 15 minutes.
Lightly beat the eggs, stirring in the nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Stir in the Gruyère cheese. Dip the tofu cubes into the egg and cheese mixture.
Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat until it is nearly smoking. Add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the crushed garlic. Stir-fry for 10 seconds, then add the tofu cubes.
Stir-fry, gently moving the tofu cubes through the pan, until they are browned. Garnish with the chopped fresh parsley before serving, if desired.