Pan Fried Tofu


Serving Size:
1/2 of recipe

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Vegetarian
  • Lower Protein


  • 6 ounces firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes


  1. Slice the tofu into 4 rectangle slices. Pat each piece dry with a paper towel.
  2. Heat a frying pan with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil on high heat.
  3. Add the tofu and reduce to low-medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Once the bottom of each piece is golden brown, turn it over and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. 
  5. To make the dipping sauce mince the garlic and chop the green onion. Combine minced garlic, chopped green onion, sugar or honey, reduced-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil and hot pepper flakes (optional) in a small mixing bowl.

Helpful hints

  • Be cautious with reduced-sodium soy sauce, it does still contain high amounts of sodium.
  • You may substitute sugar for the honey.
  • If you prefer, leave out the hot pepper flakes.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 219

Protein 9 g

Carbohydrates 6 g

Fat 19 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 200 mg

Potassium 176 mg

Phosphorus 132 mg

Calcium 160 mg

Fiber 0.8 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 2 fat

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