Crispy fried Tofu with a sweet soy glaze

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!

CRISPY FRIED TOFU WITH A SWEET SOY GLAZE

Crispy fried Tofu with a sweet soy glaze

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

The tofu is deliciously crispy from the outside and tender from the inside. It’s covered with a beautiful sweet soy glaze and pairs nicely with steamed white rice.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Cut the tofu into cubes of 1,5 cm.
  2. Gently(!) press the tofu with a clean dishcloth to remove remaining liquid.
  3. 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.
  4. Heat some oil in a skillet and add half of the tofu cubes. Important is to not overcrowd the pan.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Mix the soy sauce, apple vinegar, vegetable stock cube and brown sugar in a bowl. Set aside.
  8. 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.
  9. Add the soy mixture to the skillet with the cooked garlic and get it to boil.
  10. Add the cornstarch with water to the soy mixture and stir continually until it thickens. This process goes quick, so be aware.
  11. Finally, add the tofu cubes and stir until the tofu is covered with the sweet soy glaze.
  12. Serve with some steamed white rice.

Notes

  • If the sweet soy glaze is too thick for your liking, add a bit of water to the mixture.

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