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Press Tofu to Keep It Firm

Even extra-firm tofu contains a lot of excess moisture with makes it hard to brown and makes it susceptible to breaking apart when cooking. To get your tofu to hold together and cook properly, here’s what you need to do:

Drain and dry the tofu then wrap the block in a kitchen towel or a bunch of paper towels. Weigh it down with a plate topped with a few heavy cans for a few hours.

You may have to change out the towels if they get too wet but taking the time to do this process will make sure your tofu stays together and cooks up beautifully.