General Tso's Tofu

General Tso's Tofu is one of our favorite tofu recipes. It has a perfect balance of crispy crunchy bites covered with sweet and spicy sauce.






Ingredients


For Crispy Tofu:

  • I block of firm tofu, pressed cut in cube

  • 5 tbsp cornstarch

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp oil


Sweet & Sour Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 tsp cornstarch

  • 2 tsp oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tsp grated ginger

  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

  • 2 tbsp tomato paste or ketchup

  • 4 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce



Instructions


For the Sauce:

  • Mix the cornstarch and water in a bowl, set aside.

  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp oil. Add grated ginger, garlic, pepper flakes and sautee few seconds.

  • Add remaining ingredients and cook for 3 minutes.


For Crispy Tofu:

  • Press tofu with Tofudee Tofu Press for 20 minutes, cut in cube shapes.

  • Transfer tofu in a bowl. Add cornstarch, soy sauce, oil and mix well.

  • Heat some oil on a skillet and fry tofu for 3 minutes on each side.

  • Add the sauce to the skillet and coat tofus with sauce.

  • Garnish with sesame, spring onions, and lemon wedges on the side.




Enjoy! 😋😉