February 15, 2022

How to Cook Frozen Tofu

How to Cook Frozen Tofu

Since I started freezing my tofu, this is the only way I prep it now. Frozen tofu has the best texture and I'm showing you how to make it so that it's crispy and delicious.



  • 16 ozs. extra firm tofu (frozen)
  • 1 1/2 tsp arrowroot flour
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp Nanami Togarashi (optional)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil, divided
  1. Place tofu (in its package) in the freezer overnight.
  2. Remove the tofu from the freezer and remove the packaging.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Gently slip the tofu in the boiling water for 14 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove the tofu and let it cool before slicing.
  4. Once the tofu has cooled, cut into cubes and place in a large bowl.
  5. Add the arrowroot, tamari, salt, togarashi and half of the avocado oil to the bowl and toss gently to combine.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400℉.
  7. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and drizzle in the remaining oil. Once hot, add the tofu to the skillet and let it brown on one side before flipping, about four to five minutes. Once all pieces are flipped, transfer to the oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until crispy.


This is a basic recipe for making frozen tofu. Feel free to add different spices to the tofu mixture when tossing, and a sauce on top is a great idea!

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Pam Licht
September 15, 2023
Thank you so much for this article. I love tofu but I’m still trying to learn how to use it. I tried the air fryer method but it came out very dry and rubbery. I did spray it with olive oil and spiced it. Maybe frozen tofu isn’t appropriate for air frying. I’m trying to cut back on oils but I’ll try your way! Thank you again ‼️
February 15, 2023
This is a game changer! I always throw my tofu in the freezer when I buy it… but rarely remember to thaw it on time. And have always soaked it in hot water the sink, it takes f o r e v e r. Giving this a try right now - thank you!
Gary And Debbie Houck
November 30, 2022
Great stuff!