Here’s a super simple appetizer!
16 oz extra firm tofu cut into cubes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds
salt to taste
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Drain as much liquid as possible from the tofu. One way of doing this is by keeping the slab of tofu between two plates for about half hour and intermittently draining the liquid. Next pat the tofu dry and cut it into cubes that are at least 1.5 inches long.
Mix the cornstarch, salt, pepper, paprika and sesame seeds. Dip each cube of tofu into the cornstarch mixture coating it evenly on all sides and set it aside.
Heat a pan with the oil. Put the cubes one by one into the oil and let them get golden and crisp on their sides before turning them gently on the other sides.
Serve them warm.