Will a batter stick to tofu?

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Staff member
Feb 16, 2013
Waterdown, Ontario
I've only experienced one, but yes, it did stick.

It was a firm tofu, dried with a paper towel, flour, egg, and batter.

My gal pal says all that unnecessary, just dry and dip. But I wasn't there at that meal and don't remember if she mentioned the type of tofu she used.


Master Chef
Dec 25, 2006
Long Island, New York
Ideally press ( to get excess liquid out of tofu), Dry, then can do as you would do anything else you would batter.
You can avoid the egg, but I find the egg to be best at allowing the batter to adhere to the tofu.

If you're just looking for a crispy coating, you can coat with corn starch and fry. Will give a nice crispy texture. For this I usually just Press the tofu, pat dry ( dont have to go crazy this step as long as not dripping wet), then I put the cubes in a container with corn starch, close the lid, then lightly shake until all surfaces covered. Fry in oil til crispy. You can also season the starch a bit with onion powder, garlic powder, ginger powder ... which ever would go Witt the dish you were putting it in.

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