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How to Press Tofu

Ever wonder it means when a recipe says to press tofu? Well, look no further!
Course: Breakfast, dinner, lunch


  • 1 (14-16 oz [396-453 g]) block firm or extra firm tofu


  • Drain the water from the tofu package.
  • Slice into desired sized pieces.
  • Lay flat on a thick, absorbent towel.
  • Place another thick, absorbent towel on top of the tofu.
  • Find a heavy cutting board, skillet or something similar and lay it on top of the tofu.
  • Let sit for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove tofu from the towels and pat with a towel to remove any excess water that remains.
  • Marinate or cook tofu to your desire!