This is absolutely the best way to eat tofu, especially for first timers. The tofu has a slightly crunchy exterior while the inside is nice and soft. I used to make my stir-fry with chicken or beef, but my husband won't have it any other way than tofu now! And my 2 year old loves it! It is a delicious, easy, quick, and inexpensive meal. Serve with Asian noodles or with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Ani
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat, and cook the vegetables until tender. Mix in the ginger, and season with salt and pepper. Remove vegetables from skillet, and set aside.

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  • Place the eggs in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Dip tofu cubes first in the egg, then the cornstarch mixture to coat.

  • Heat the remaining oil in the skillet or wok over medium heat, and cook the coated tofu 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Stir in the peanut sauce and peanuts. Continue to cook and stir until sauce has thickened and tofu is well-coated. Serve with the vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

417 calories; 28.7 g total fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 812 mg sodium. 27.4 g carbohydrates; 15.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2007
My wife loves when I cook this for her. I made a few changes to make it a little more interesting though. First I use The Best Thai Peanut Sauce recipe I found on allrecipes. Instead of frozen stir-fry veggies I use fresh red bell pepper a yellow pepper fresh snow peas and a can of sliced water chestnuts. I also use a light flour instead of the cornstarch. Before serving I also add a little extra sauce as my wife likes it that way. Personally I really enjoy making this dish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2010
It was good but I will definately do less peanut sauce and tofu next time. It was very overpowering for the dish. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2007
My wife loves when I cook this for her. I made a few changes to make it a little more interesting though. First I use The Best Thai Peanut Sauce recipe I found on allrecipes. Instead of frozen stir-fry veggies I use fresh red bell pepper a yellow pepper fresh snow peas and a can of sliced water chestnuts. I also use a light flour instead of the cornstarch. Before serving I also add a little extra sauce as my wife likes it that way. Personally I really enjoy making this dish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2007
My wife loves when I cook this for her. I made a few changes to make it a little more interesting though. First I use The Best Thai Peanut Sauce recipe I found on allrecipes. Instead of frozen stir-fry veggies I use fresh red bell pepper a yellow pepper fresh snow peas and a can of sliced water chestnuts. I also use a light flour instead of the cornstarch. Before serving I also add a little extra sauce as my wife likes it that way. Personally I really enjoy making this dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2007
We loved this and declared it "restaurant good." We used fresh veggies (snow peas mushrooms onion red pepper green onions). I did not batter the tofu just soaked it in soy sauce and sauteed it. I made my own peanut sauce from this recipe: 3/4 cup light coconut milk 1 tsp. red curry 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter 2 Tbs. brown or raw sugar 1 Tbs. lemon juice 1/4 tsp. salt. It was a little sweet so I recommend less sugar and adding some pepper flakes or paprika. Making your own peanut sauce ensures the sauce is vegetarian which many store-bought ones are not. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2005
Excellent tofu!! (To make sure the tofu didn't fall apart in the wok I placed the tofu block under a cookie sheet with a coffee can on top to weight it down. I let it sit for probably 45 minutes. That squeezed out all the excess water.) The veggies were a little on the plain side because they're stir-fried with no sauce so I added some soy sauce to taste at serving time. I will definitely keep this recipe for the future! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2006
Great recipe changed it a bit added 1 tsp chinese 5 spice to the veggies. I also used raw veggies green & red pepper broccoli mushrooms kale chopped fine 1 zucchini cooked until tender Only veggies i had then added 1 scallion chopped 1/2 red onion chopped 2 green onions 1 cup of bean sprouts tossed only to mix in. Cooked the tofu as per the recipe but added some more chinese 5 spice 1/2 tsp. Also 1/2 tsp sambal oelek (HOT) for heat. cooked as per recipe then added (homemade peanut sauce) 1/2 cup whole almonds. Stir in cooked veggies serve. So good no need for any side rice or veggies. Even my 6 & 7 year old liked it. Great recipe thanks Ani. Diane Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2006
I really enjoyed this dish. A few tips: (1) Use FIRM to EXTRA FIRM TOFU (a response to those complaining about it "falling apart"); I used MEDIUM: that's all I had. (2) I took some frozen green beans thawed them cut onions added celery salt and FRESH ginger. Great vegetable dish. (3) My minor complaint: too much oil so I will probably use 1/4 C oil next time. (4) If you have a Trader Joe's in your area i would strongly suggest using their Peanut Sauce. Fabulous! I only have about 1 TBSP left over but it was great. I now know to not use too much sauce next I make this dish. Good luck and thanks for reading. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2008
This is a great recipe! I used fresh veggies: Broccoli red pepper green pepper red onion bamboo shoots celery carrot and bean sprouts. Buy extra firm tofu and cut it into 1/4 to 1/2 inch squares. If you drain the tofu it shouldn't crumble. By cutting it smaller you get more peanut taste instead of tofu. I also poured the rest of the peanut sauce from the jar over the dish when I was done. I might suggest pouring some peanut sauce over the veggies too and heating through if you really like peanut sauce like we do. This makes a great left over for lunch. I added soy sauce to the rice I served it on and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2006
I do not hesitate in giving this recipe five stars. My son loves cooked carrots tofu & peanut butter--so to throw all those flavors together into one recipe turned out to be a real HIT with my preschooler. That means we were able to get peas broccoli & water chestnuts into him unawares with the fabulous coating of peanut sauce. My husband upped the hot sauce on his serving tableside my son did not consider his own as-is serving too spicy & this is a wheat-free recipe (for me) so it won all all fronts! We loved the textures with the fried tofu over rice vermicelli and the crunch of crushed peanuts. NOTE--there is a lot of peanut in here so if you have even the slightest sensitivity beware. 2nd note--the time to make this is underestimated. It took lots of prep time--namely making the peanut sauce (I used a recipe from a Stir Fry book which tasted delicious but required some food processing). A new favorite! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2006
I was very pleased with the way this dish turned out. I didn't follow the recipe exactly as stated because I didn't have all of the ingredients on hand. I also added some additional ingredients to suit my taste. Instead of stir-fry veggies I used a mixture of frozen sliced carrots with broccili and cauliflower which I added to one chopped sauteed onion and three 3 cloves of minced garlic. Powdered ginger was used but next time I will be sure to use fresh. I skipped the eggs and tossed the tofu in arrowroot instead of cornstarch before cooking it in the hot oil. I used a very good prepared Thai peanut sauce and added whole almonds as suggested by another reviewer. To enhance the flavor more I added five spice powder garlic powder and soy sauce. We all loved this dish and found it was best served over rice. The almonds complimented the flavors well and added a nice crunch. This is definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2008
Before this recipe I hadn't discovered a way to make tofu's texture and taste appealing--and this created an incredible stir fry that even kept well over a few days in the fridge. Very good!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2010
It was good but I will definately do less peanut sauce and tofu next time. It was very overpowering for the dish. Read More
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