Crispy fried Tofu with a sweet soy glaze
The tofu is perfectly crispy from the outside and tender from the inside. It’s coated with a beautiful sweet soy glaze and pairs nicely with steamed white rice.
I never was a big tofu fan until I tried this recipe! I often find myself eating majority of the crispy tofu before even serving it. I really can’t help it, but it’s just so delicious.
The tofu is coated with a thin layer of cornstarch and cooked in a bit of oil. The thin layer of cornstarch is the secret to the crispiness of this tofu recipe. Without the cornstarch the tofu would never be so perfectly crispy.
I’m a 100% sure that you will absolutely love this easy crispy tofu with a sweet soy glaze. Try it out and let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
- 400 gr tofu
- 8 tbsp cornstarch
- 3 garlic cloves
- 5 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp apple vinegar
- 0,5 vegetable stock cube
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp cold water (for sauce)
- Cut the tofu into cubes of 1,5 cm.
- Gently(!) press the tofu with a clean dishcloth to remove remaining liquid.
- Place the tofu into a deep bowl and add 8 tbsp of cornstarch. Toss till all the tofu has a thin layer of cornstarch. Add more cornstarch if needed.
- Heat some oil in a skillet and add half of the tofu cubes. Important is to not overcrowd the pan.
- Cook the tofu cubes over medium-high heat until all sides are golden brown, around 8 minutes. Remove the tofu from the skillet and set aside. Repeat the same with the remaining batch of tofu.
- Add chopped garlic to the skillet (add more oil if needed) and cook over medium-high heat for about 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside.
- Mix the soy sauce, apple vinegar, vegetable stock cube and brown sugar in a bowl. Set aside.
- Take a cup and add 2 tbsp of cornstarch with 2 tbsp cold water. Stir until combined and set aside. Add a bit more of cold water if needed.
- Add the soy mixture to the skillet with the cooked garlic and get it to boil.
- Add the cornstarch with water to the soy mixture and stir continually until it thickens. This process goes quick, so be aware.
- Finally, add the tofu cubes and stir until the tofu is covered with the sweet soy glaze.
- Serve with some steamed white rice.
- If the sweet soy glaze is too thick for your liking, add a bit of water to the mixture.
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