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Thursday, March 8


Tofu is often referred to as the "cheese of Asia" because of its physical resemblance.  High in protein and calcium, but low in calories, it is one of our family's favorite staples.  We love it in korean tofu bowls, mapo tofu, and of course fried. ;) Here's a quick and simple recipe that frequents our meals.

1 package of medium firm tofu
3 T cornstarch
2 tsp Lawry's seasoned salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black or white pepper
3 T grapeseed oil

*Dipping Sauce
1/8 C of chicken broth
2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil

Mix cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl and set aside. Drain the tofu and slice it in half lengthwise. Dry the two layers between two sheets of paper towels. Gently press down to release the excess water. Remove the paper towels.  

Slice the tofu into rectangular cubes and dredge each side with the cornstarch mixture.

Heat oil evenly in a saute pan over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, gently lay the tofu pieces in the oil. You should hear the oil sizzling!

Cook each side for 3 to 4 minutes until the sides develop a golden crust. When they are ready, transfer them to a sheet of paper towel to dry up the excess oil.

For the dipping sauce, pour the chicken broth and soy sauce into a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Drizzle in the sesame oil afterwards and garnish with scallions. 

Best when served hot! :)


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