Friday, October 12, 2007

General Taos Fried Tofu

Tonight dh is making General Taos Fried Tofu for those that aren't sick. I am just going to make some rice for those that are. Here is the recipe(I cannot remember where I found it):


1 box firm tofu
egg substitute or a few whipped eggs
3/4 cup corn starch
veg oil for frying
3 chopped green onions
1 Tbsp minced ginger
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2/3 cup vegetable stock
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2-4 Tbsp sugar
red chili pepper flakes to taste
1 Tbsp sherry(optional)
1 Tbsp white vinegar
steamed broccoli

Drain, dry and cut tofu into 1 inch chunks, for best results freeze tofu the night before to get a more chewy consistency, but it isn't necessary. Mix the egg replacer as specified on the box and add additional 3 tbsp of water. Dip tofu in egg replacer/water mixture and coat completely. Sprinkle 3/4 cornstarch over tofu and coat completely. Watch out that the tofu doesn't clump at the bottom of the bowl.

Heat oil in pan and fry tofu pieces until golden. Drain oil.

Heat 3 tbsp veg oil in pan on medium heat. Add green onions, ginger and garlic, cook for about 2 minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic. Add vegetable stock, soy sauce, sherry(if using), sugar, red pepper and vinegar. Mix 2 Tbsp water with 1 Tbsp cornstarch and pour into mixture stirring well. Add fried tofu and coat evenly.

Serve immediately with steamed broccoli over your choice of rice.

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