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Frozen Tofu hack

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x


Frozen tofu is a hack that changes the texture of tofu, giving it a meaty texture and can absorb flavors better.


Units Scale
  • 400 g firm or extra-firm tofu
  • 1 container


  1. Drain the tofu from the package and pat dry it with a paper towel.
  2. Put it back in the tofu container and freeze for 8 hours.
  3. After 8 hours, the tofu turns into a yellow color and you will want to thaw it using one of the following methods:

Thaw by Microwave

  1. Put it in the microwave and use the defrost setting for 5 minutes or more. Check if it's fully thawed in the middle.
  2. After thawing, let it cool down before handling.

Thaw by Refridgerator

  1. Transfer the tofu to the fridge for 8 hours to thaw.

Thaw in Room Temperature

  1. Put the tofu out to thaw in room temp, for about 4-6 hours.
  2. After thawing, press the tofu by hand on top of your sink or put something heavy on top to squeeze out all of the liquid. The tofu is now really easy to press, so this should only take 5 minutes.
  3. Cut the tofu into chunks and it is now ready to absorb all the flavorful sauces and marinades.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Hack

Keywords: plant-based hack, vegan hack