Rating: 3.5 stars
2 Ratings
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Crisp, lightly fried chunks of tofu are tossed in a homemade sweet and spicy sauce. This method helps the tofu to get super crispy outside and tender, chewy on the inside. Serve over white rice if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk broth, soy sauce, hoisin, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, ginger, vinegar, brown sugar, white pepper, and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl. Set sauce aside.

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  • Place remaining cornstarch in a resealable, zip-top plastic bag. Tear off bite-sized chunks of tofu and drop them into the bag. Shake until each piece is evenly coated. Sprinkle on cornstarch by hand, if needed, to coat each piece well.

  • Heat oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add tofu pieces one by one and cook until golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to move and turn the pieces until browned on all sides, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

  • Pour out any remaining oil. Add the white parts of the green onions and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the sauce. Allow to heat and thicken, about 2 minutes. Return the tofu to the wok and toss to coat. Discard ginger. Garnish with green onion tops, peanuts, and sesame seeds.

Cook's Notes:

For even crispier and chewier tofu, freeze the drained tofu block for at least 24 hours, then thaw before cooking.

I like to put 1 cup rice and 1 cup water in a rice cooker before starting this recipe. The rice should be ready exactly when this dish is ready.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; protein 15.6g; carbohydrates 31.4g; fat 31.5g; cholesterol 1.7mg; sodium 1226.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2020
This is a great starter recipe. I added some chopped garlic (with the green onion) and doubled the red pepper flake to make it a bit more spicy. I will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2020
very salty Read More