Simple Recipe for Air Fried Tofu | The Surfers Kitchen Print
Air Fryer with tofu Blocks

Air Fried Tofu

  • Author: Karla
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


Air fried tofu is easy, quick and needs very little clean up, not to mention, it is much healthier than regular fried tofu.  Use this as a building block, it goes great in curries, in salads and more.  



1 block of extra firm tofu

1 Tablespoon corn starch

coconut cooking spray 


First, prep the tofu  

To do this, I layer a small stack of paper towels, place the tofu on top and then place a plate or heavy pan on top of that.  We are trying to squeeze the excess water out.  I leave it for 10-15 minutes and then flip it over and do it again. Once the water is squeezed out, you can cut the tofu into the desired shapes.  Cubes work great for curry.  Slices are preferred for sandwiches.  

Toss the tofu with the cornstarch in a Ziploc bag.  You want the pieces to be lightly coated.  

Place in the air fryer basket, in a single layer and spray lightly with the cooking spray.  

Set the timer for 6 minutes at 390 degrees.  Once done, shake the air fryer basket and air fry for another 4 minutes at the 390 degrees.  


  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: tofu, air fry, air fryer