Crispy Air Fryer Tofu

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Let me start by saying I tried an Air Fryer my friend lent me several years ago.  I liked it, it made crispy fries, but it wasn’t something I could see myself owning.  It’s pretty big and I didn’t think I had the counter space for it especially if I wasn’t going to use it that often.

Air Fryer Crispy Tofu with sauteed veggies over rice

Fast forward several years and I have a hungry toddler who doesn’t really like to eat the same foods we eat. Making dinner is more difficult and takes forever.  I received an Air Fryer in November and threw in some chicken nuggets and fries on a whim and man did it make dinner so much easier!  I started putting J’s food in the Air Fryer and used the oven and stove top for ours and it’s made life so much easier.

My only problem was that the Air Fryer basket was small and round so I couldn’t fit much in it and it was hard to clean.  So when I was offer a COSORI Air Fryer to try I jumped at the chance!  This one is so awesome.  The rectangular surface makes it easy to fit in a lot more food without it overlapping.   I also have to say it makes cleaning the Air Fryer easier.

So last week it was hot outside.  I don’t think I turned on my oven for over a week because I couldn’t stand the heat.  I had tofu out for dinner and was going to pan fry it when I found a recipe for Air Fryer Crispy Tofu.  I was intrigued because tofu is not something I’ve made in the Air Fryer.  I gave the recipe a try and put the tofu into the Air Fryer.

Tofu in the Air Fryer comes out crispy and delicious!

When I looked in to check on it the tofu looked awesome!  I could tell it was getting nice and crisp.  While that worked I sauteed some vegetables on the stove top and made some rice in the microwave.  When the tofu was finished it was perfectly cooked and crispy.  I put down the rice, then the veggies, and finally the tofu in a dish and spoon a sesame soy sauce on top of it.

It was so good! The tofu had a lot of flavor and it was cooked really well.  My husband liked it a lot as well. I’m thinking we are going to be making our tofu this way a lot because it takes a long time to crisp it up on the stove top or in the oven.   This would be a great way to make tofu fries for an appetizer as well!

Air Fryer Crispy Tofu with sauteed veggies over rice

Crispy Air Fryer Tofu

Yield: serves 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Tofu marinated in a tasty sauce then dusted with cornstarch makes for a crispy and delicious dish!


  • 16 oz extra firm tofu, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, and black pepper in a medium bowl.
  2. Add the tofu and toss to coat. Allow to marinate for 10-20 minutes.
  3. Preheat your Air Fryer for 5 minutes.
  4. Drain the tofu and toss with the cornstarch.
  5. Place the tofu in the Air Fryer and adjust the temperature to 370 degrees.
  6. Cook for 17-20 minutes or until the tofu is crispy, shaking the basket once halfway through the cooking time.
  7. Serve with dipping sauce.


Adapted from COSORI Air Fryer Recipes book

It's easy to make Crispy Tofu in the Air Fryer in minutes!

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