This Orange Air Fryer Tofu tastes just like your favourite Chinese takeout order! It’s crispy, delicious and coated in a sweet orange sauce!
Oh man, I’ve been waiting to share this Orange Air Fryer Tofu with you guys. The second I took a bite I knew it would be something you would fall head over heels in love with, just like I did. Let’s get into it.
If you’re brand new to air-frying, here’s a bit of a summary from my “how to make air fryer tofu” post:
An air fryer is much pretty exactly what it sounds like. It’s a small counter top high powered convection oven that through its cooking process, essentially cooks whatever you place in it as if it was being fried, except with air. Yes, that’s right, and it works too! Our air fryer is our most used device in our house and I would highly recommend everyone get one. My mom first asked for one and we were all shocked at what it could do. Fast forward a year later and I wanted one as a gift too. We make everything from fries (that are crispy, delicious and take 20 minutes), to burgers, bagels, toast, crispy roasted breadfruit and even plantain. I love the inside out crisp it gives everything and how quickly it works too.
The air fryer produces BEAUTIFUL tofu. I’m talking you’ll probably never wait on your oven to preheat again beautiful. That’s because it takes only 10 minutes to air fry this tofu.
After that it’s tossed in this beautiful orange sauce. Let’s talk about that sauce.
If you’ve been here for a while then you may recognise this sauce from my Orange cauliflower bites. It was my direct inspiration behind this since Tofu takes a lot less time than cauliflower bites and works better for meal prep.
This orange sauce is my take on what used to be one of my favourite takeout orders at my favourite Chinese restaurant. Think sweet but kind of sour and also with a nice kick of spice. It’s the kind of sauce that you would have asked for extra over your rice or noodles. It’s also the kind of sauce that‘ll take you just like ten minutes to recreate using easy pantry ingredients. Long story short – I LOVE this sauce.
You can serve this orange air fryer tofu over rice, cauliflower rice, noodles, with bread, or any starch you want. It’s beautifully crispy on the outside, very saucy and tastes absolutely amazing! It makes a little extra sauce so if you know you want more, double the sauce to pour over all the things!
Eat up and enjoy friends!
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