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General Tao's Tofu

Serves: 4 - Preparation time: 30 Minutes 


1 box of firm tofu

egg substitute for 1 egg

3/4 cup cornstarch

vegetable oil for frying

3 chopped green onions

1 Tablespoon minced ginger

1 Tablespoon minced garlic

2/3 cup vegetable stock

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

4 Tablespoons sugar

red pepper to taste

1 Tablespoon sherry (optional)

1 Tablespoon white vinegar

steamed broccoli


- Drain, dry and cut tofu into 1 inch chunks.  You can freeze tofu the night before to get a more chicken-like consistency, but it isn't necessary. 

- Mix the egg replacer as specified on the box and add additional 3 tablespoons water. 

- Dip tofu in egg replacer/water mixture and coat completely. 

- Sprinkle 3/4 cup cornstarch over tofu and coat completely. Watch out that the cornstarch doesn't clump up at the bottom of the bowl.

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

- Heat 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil in pan on medium heat.  Add green onions, ginger and garlic, cook for about 2 minutes.  Be careful not to burn garlic.  - Add vegetable stock, soy sauce, sugar, red pepper and vinegar. 

- Mix 2 Tablespoons water with 1 Tablespoon cornstarch and pour into mixture stirring well.  Add fried tofu and coat evenly.

Serve immediately with steamed broccoli over your choice of rice.

Your question and comments are welcome

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