Deep Fried Tofu
1 lb. of firm or very firm tofu
Cooking oil (corn works well, but lower-fat oils should work too)
Place a large skillet over a HIGH flame. Add enough oil to cover the pan to a 1/2 thickness. Allow this to heat until very hot. While it is heating, slice the tofu into strips (1/4 or thinner). When the oil is hot, turn the heat down to medium. VERY CAREFULLY place the tofu strips into the oil - it is VERY VERY HOT!! I usually use a large spatula to put in 5 or 6 strips at once. Allow the tofu to cook for 30 seconds or so, then flip it and allow it to cook for about another minute. Continue flipping once every minute or so until the tofu is as cooked as you want it to be. Remove and place on paper towels to drain out the oil. Very crisp, VERY tasty... Goes great on a bagel with vegan cream cheese and lettuce and tomato. Also good for lots of other things.