1 block extra firm organic tofu
3 tablespoons cornstarch
a few shakes spices such as 5 spice powder, ground ginger (optional)
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
few drops siracha and a sprinkle sesame seeds (optional but wicked good)
Remove the tofu from the package and drain any liquid. Line a plate with paper towels or clean dish cloths. Place the tofu on the towel lined plate then put more towels on top of the tofu. Place another plate on top of the towels and place something heavy on the plate such as a few more plates. Press for 30 minutes. Remove the weight and drain any excess liquid.
Cut the tofu into pieces. Mix the cornstarch and spices (if using) together in a shallow dish. Toss the tofu in the cornstarch until evenly coated. Heat the oil over medium high to high heat. Shake off any extra cornstarch. Add the tofu to the oil and pan fry until golden. Flip the tofu and brown the other side. Take off the heat, add soy sauce and nutritional yeast, stir gently. Drizzle with siracha and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. Enjoy!