Crispy Tempeh Fries
Frying these tempeh sticks twice makes them extra crispy.
- 1 8-ounce package tempeh
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Oil for frying
- Seasoning salt, to taste
Slice tempeh into thin strips. Simmer tempeh, covered, in 1 inch of water for 10 minutes. Drain.
While tempeh is still moist, sprinkle with salt and garlic powder.
Heat oil and fry tempeh for 5–6 minutes until crispy and browned. Place tempeh on paper towels and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes.
Reheat oil and fry again for another 4–5 minutes. Season lightly with seasoning salt while still warm.
Calories: 256 | Fat: 17g | Sodium: 591mg | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 21g
Most tempeh recipes will turn out better if your tempeh is simmered in a bit of water or vegetable broth first. This improves the digestibility of the tempeh, softens it up, and decreases the cooking time. And if you add some seasonings such as soy sauce, garlic powder, or some herbs, it will increase the flavor as well.