Fried “calamari” tofu

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Fried “calamari” tofu

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Adjust Servings:
1 pack firm Tofu
2 cups Canola oil For frying
A handful washed Lettuce
1/2 lemon Lemon Cut into wedges
For the coating:
1/2 cup Rice flour
1/2 teaspoon Sea salt
1/4 teaspoon White pepper
1 tablespoon Nutritional yeast

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  • Gluten-Free
  • Keto
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Low FODMAP
  • Low-Carb

A taste of fried calamari, without the calamari... if you miss the scent and taste of seafood, you can make it vegan with tofu and a handful of cheap ingredients!

  • 20 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Easy


  • For the coating:



If you’ve ever tried fried calamari, you will probably know that they have a very distinctive flavour. This deep-fried tofu reminds me of fried calamari. How? The secret is a coating made of rice flour, seasoning, and nutritional yeast.

To prepare it, mix all the ingredients for the coating together in a large bowl. Toss in the diced tofu, and delicately mix with a spoon to coat them well. then, heat the canola oil in a pot and fry the tofu in small batches for 3-4 minutes, until it’s golden. Transfer each fried batch to a plate lined with absorbent paper. When you’re done frying, serve the tofu.

Drizzle with freshly squeezed lemon and accompany with a fresh mixed salad for a perfect meal!

Here, we have accompanied it with a large gallop of pureed carrots with ginger, garlic, and lemon.

Enjoy your vegan seafood!


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5 minutes

Slice and dice the tofu

Pat dry the tofu and squeeze it to extract as much liquid as possible. Then, dice it into 1/2-inch cubes.

5 minutes

Coat the tofu

In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the coating. Then, toss the tofu in the bowl and gently fold it to coat thoroughly.

20 minutes


Heat the canola oil in a saucepan. When it starts to sizzle, transfer the tofu to the pan in small batches (be careful not to toss them in: put them in a small colander and dip the colander in the pan, then gently shake it to unload the tofu cubes). If it bubbles too much, protect yourself by covering the pan with a fine net cover while the tofu is frying. Fry each batch for 3-4 minutes, until it's golden, then transfer to a plate lined with absorbent paper. Repeat the process for each batch.



Transfer to the serving plates, accompanying with fresh lettuce or mixed salad, and a couple of lemon wedges. We have also accompanied it with some pureed carrots to make it a complete meal. Enjoy!


I'm an IT professional with a background in journalism. Creating blogs with WordPress is a hobby and a passion of mine. Vegetarian since 2010, vegan since 2012, when I met Jeff I tempted his taste buds with my cooking and it's been love ever since.

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