Tofu Frites

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto

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.

Yield: Serves 4
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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 229
  • Calories from fat: 75%
  • Protein: 11g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.4g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Sodium: 246mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 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


  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Mix together salt, pepper, and cayenne in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Sprinkle with seasoning mix and parsley, and serve with chili sauce.
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