I make this dish every week. It’s easy, tasty and requires very little prep and cleanup—perfect for a weekday dinner. The tofu requires no pressing or marinating, and can be topped with whatever sauce you’re in the mood for. I like it drizzled with a bit of toasted sesame oil and soy sauce or just a side of sriracha. When rinsing the kale during prep, make sure to dry it thoroughly with a kitchen towel before you place it into the oven; otherwise, it will just steam instead of crisping up.Print
SIMPLE SAUTEED TOFU WITH CRISPY SESAME KALE
- Yield: 2 servings
- One bunch of kale, stems removed and ripped into small pieces
- 1–2 TB toasted sesame oil
- 1 TB sesame seeds
- pinch of salt
- 1 block of tofu, sliced whatever way you like
- olive oil
- Preheat oven to 275.
- Line a large cookie sheet with foil and place the well-dried off kale onto the sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with the sesame oil and season with a pinch of salt. Place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes.
- While the kale is baking, heat a small amount of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Place the tofu pieces into the pan and saute for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip and fry on the other side for about 5 minutes.
- Remove the kale from the oven and flip the pieces over. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until well-crisped.
- Serve immediately with the tofu.
this looks delicious! sesame oil has great flavor!
So simple yet amazing!
Thanks Junia! Isn't toasted sesame oil the best?!
Thanks Elisabeth! : )
Looks great! I love the idea of the sesame with the kale.
Thanks Trina! I'm a huge fan of your blog!
Thanks Jun! Yes, I drained the liquid off of the tofu and gave it a little squeeze before cutting it into slices. So it will fry crispy on the outside, but will have a nice soft texture on the inside.
Crispy kale is definitely going places. Did you drain liquid off the tofu before sauteing them?
Ah, I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your blog! It's giving me so many new ways to prepare tofu. Gracias 🙂