We eat a lot of tofu dishes at our house. Tofu is so versatile, a great low-fat source of protein, and takes almost no time to cook. This crispy tofu recipe is so tasty that your kids will even love it.
- 1 package extra firm tofu (14 oz.)
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
- ¼ cup lower-sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp water
- 2 tsp. Honey
- 1 ½ tsp. chili garlic sauce
- ½ tsp. rice wine vinegar
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
- 1-2 scallions, minced
- Remove the tofu block from its packaging and place on paper towels. Allow the tofu to drain and dry out a bit on the towels – about 20 minutes. Then cut the tofu into bite size cubes and place them in a large bowl.
- Sprinkle 2 Tbsp cornstarch on top of the tofu cubes and gently toss with your hands to ensure all tofu pieces are covered.
- Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. When the wok or skillet is hot, add the sesame oil.
- Add the tofu and brown on all sides, stirring occasionally.
- In the meantime, whisk together the soy sauce, water, honey, chili garlic sauce, rice wine vinegar and 2 tsp. cornstarch to make a sauce.
- Once the tofu is browned and crispy, add the sauce, which should thicken quickly. Toss the tofu in the sauce and remove from the heat.
- Garnish with the toasted sesame seeds and minced scallions and enjoy!
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Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.