Fried Tempeh

This can be an appetizer, snack, or base of a meal.  You slice the tempeh between 1/4-3/8 inch thick and fry in a high heat oil until nicely browned.  I highly recommend brining as a way to get moisture into the tempeh so it doesn't soak up too much oil while cooking.


Basic Brine

2 c water

1/4 c brown sugar

3T salt


Serve it up with a condiment of your choice.

How about deep fried with:

  • buffalo wing sauce

  • truffle salt

  • kim chee

  • honey mustard

  • sauerkraut and mustard

  • ranch dressing

  • ketchup

Fried is such a good way to introduce people to the mild, nutty flavor and meaty texture of tempeh.  We love it with hot wing sauce and on top of a big salad.  We also love it in tacos, quiches, ramen and sandwiches!