The secret to this finger snack is the Asian dipping sauce. We like Thai-style sweet chili sauce, but you could use another style, or stir up your own mixture of ketchup, soy sauce, and spices.
Vegetable oil for frying
1 package (15.5 oz.) extra-firm tofu
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Thai or other Asian sweet chili sauce
How to Make It
Pour oil into a large saucepan to a depth of 1 in. and heat to 350°. Cut tofu into sticks about 1/2 in. wide and 3 to 4 in. long; pat dry with a towel.
Mix together salt, pepper, and cayenne in a small bowl; set aside.
Drop tofu sticks into hot oil, working in batches, making sure they don't touch. Use a slotted spoon to gently turn tofu over occasionally; cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
Sprinkle with seasoning mix and parsley, and serve with chili sauce.