How to Remove Moisture from Tofu

Pressing tofu used to be daunting for me. However, after learning this method years ago it has made things so much easier! It’s easy and you don’t have to try and figure out what you are going to put on top of the tofu to press the moisture out. This How to Remove Moisture from Tofu method is seriously my only way to remove moisture now. It’s a no fail method. Simple a kitchen towel and a few paper towels and you’re good to go.

Steps of how to remove moisture from tofu:

Green towel folded to show stages of how to remove moisture from tofu.

Start with a regular sized clean kitchen towel. Fold it in thirds lengthwise. See picture to the left

Then fold 2 separate paper towels in thirds. If you have Quick-size paper towels then use 2 sets of 3 quick size towels. See picture to the left

*Note – To reduce waste – use 2 kitchen towels for the method and eliminate the paper towel.

Towel folded in thirds length-wise, with 2 sets of folded paper towels on each side.

Then place folded paper towels on each side of folded kitchen towel. See picture to the left.

Slices of tofu on one side of folded towels.

Place sliced tofu along one side of the towel. (Can also be done whole block tofu)

Folded towel with tofu inside.

Fold and let rest for 10-15 minutes. Then flip and let rest on that side for another 10-15 minutes.

Done! Your tofu is ready to use for whatever delicious dish you are looking to make!

Recipes to make with Tofu

Stir fried noodles with baked marinated tofu and vegetables

Full Flavor Baked Tofu – recipe link here

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How to Remove Moisture from Tofu

How to remove moisture from tofu without pressing
Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time30 minutes
Author: hungrydanekitchen

Equipment

  • 1 Kitchen towel clean
  • 2 Paper towels or 6 Quick-size

Materials

  • 1 block Tofu

Instructions

  • Start with a regular sized clean kitchen towel. Fold it in thirds lengthwise.
  • Then fold 2 separate paper towels in thirds. If you have Quick-size paper towels then use 2 sets of 3 quick size towels. 
  • Then place folded paper towels on each side of folded kitchen towel.
  • Place sliced tofu along one side of the towel.
  • Fold and let rest for 10-15 minutes. Then flip and let rest on that side for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Done! Your tofu is ready to use for whatever delicious dish you are looking to make!

Notes

*Note – To reduce waste – use 2 kitchen towels for the method and eliminate the paper towel.

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