Crispy Keto Air-Fried Tofu

keto tofu

This tofu recipe is unlike others because it is cooked in an air fryer, leaving it crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Crispy keto air-fried tofu recipe is delicious, quick and easy to prepare, making it a welcome addition to any ketogenic diet.



  • 16 oz. extra-firm tofu
  • ½ cup of arrowroot starch
  • 1 tbsp. umami powder (garlic powder is fine as well)
  • ½ tsp. sea salt

For the sauce:

  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. liquid stevia 
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. Arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh garlic, finely minced
  • 23 tbsp. water to thin out the sauce, optional
  • Sesame seeds and green onion for garnish, optional


  1. Press tofu under a tofu press or something heavy wrapped in paper towels for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Take a small bowl and place the arrowroot starch, powder and salt in it. Mix well.
  3. Cut the tofu into small 1 inch pieces and toss it in the mixture in the bowl until well coated.
  4. Place the tofu in the air fryer one layer at a time at 375F for 15 minutes. Open the airfryer midway through the cooking and toss the pieces around so they are cooked evenly. When your tofu is cooked, set it aside on a plate.
  5. Take all of the non-optional sauce ingredients and add them to a saucepan on high heat. Stir and take the heat down to medium/low heat for 2-3 minutes. The sauce should be thick by then. If you prefer your sauce thinner, add water at this time.
  6. Take your tofu you set aside and put it in the pan with the sauce. Toss it all around until the tofu pieces are well coated. Take the coated tofu out and place it on a plate. Sprinkle sesame seeds and green onion on your tofu if you desire. Serve with cauliflower rice, your favorite steamed or roasted veggies or a leafy green salad.


Keywords: keto tofu