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Asian Crispy Soy Garlic Tofu

christieathome
Crispy Soy Garlic Tofu. Crispy tofu pan fried in a garlicky, savoury, umami based sauce. This tofu dish is so good it may convert the people in your life to enjoy it! This dish is ready in 30-35 minutes. It’s fantastic for dinner, lunch or for meal prep. It can be vegan as well with a substitution.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 large servings
Calories 448 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 350 grams extra firm tofu cubed
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ - ¾ cup cornstarch or as needed (or sub with potato starch)
  • 1 stalk green onion finely sliced, optional garnish
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds optional garnish

Sauce:

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl combine sauce ingredients.
  • Dice your tofu into 1 inch by 0.5-inch cubes.
  • Place cornstarch on a plate and generously coat your tofu in the starch with gentle hands. Do this in a few batches. Once tofu is coated, set aside. Warning: Do not place tofu in a bowl and dump starch on top. This will make it difficult to coat tofu without breaking apart the tofu, even with your hands.
  • In a hot non-stick pan set over medium heat, add oil followed by tofu. Allow the tofu to fry on top and bottom until golden and crispy (7-10 minutes per top and bottom, 14-20 mins in total). Note: 7 minutes for crispy or 10 minutes for extra crispy. Remove crispy tofu from pan and set aside.
  • Into the hot pan, pour in sauce and let this bubble to thicken and reduce. Once thickened, mix in tofu until coated. Optional: garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

NOTES

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Suggested Equipment & Products

10-inch non stick pan
Measuring Set
Santoku Knife
Cutting Board
Mixing bowl
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Nutrition
Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1374mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg