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Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Tofu is an excellent source of protein for vegans and vegetarians. Its rich texture and great taste make it a perfect side dish for any cuisine. You can either enjoy a specific tofu dish or add it to your noodles, salad or enjoy it baked. Here is a recipe to make quick and easy pan-fried sesame crispy tofu at home.
- 200 gm Tofu
- Sesame oil
- Vegetable oil
- Soy sauce
- Garlic paste
- Rice wine vinegar
How to make pan-fried crispy Tofu?
- Place 2 paper towels on a plate and put tofu on it. Then put 2 more paper towels on the top of the tofu and press it with a heavy object. Do not use an extra heavy object as it can crush the tofu. Let the tofu drain for some time.
- Once drained, cut the tofu into medium size cubes.
- Put tofu cubes into a large bowl. Then sprinkle cornstarch and gently toss it so that all the tofu is coated well.
- Heat a large skillet and add 1 tbsp sesame oil and vegetable oil.
- Once the oil is heated, add tofu pieces to it. Stir the tofu pieces occasionally and let them get brown.
- For the sauce, take a small bowl and add rice wine vinegar, honey, garlic paste, and soy sauce. Mix all the ingredients well.
- Now add the sauce to the skillet and slowly stir it. Add salt according to your taste.
- Toss the tofu when the sauce starts to thicken and switch off the gas.
- Serve the pan-fried crispy tofu with sesame seeds on top.
Chef Tip: For crispy tofu, coat it well with cornstarch. Moreover, do not stir the tofu on the skillet. Let it slowly get brown on low to medium heat.
Tofu is a rich source of plant-based protein. You can enjoy tofu in several ways with simple recipes. Tofu opens up a delicious way to have a healthy diet.
- Tofu is sometimes served as a dessert topping.
- The name ‘tofu’ is believed to stem from the Mandarin word ‘doufu.’ Yet tofu first originated in China, the term is in fact Japanese.
- A Chinese legend holds that tofu was first created 2,000 years ago when a Chinese chef accidentally mixed soy milk with seawater.
- The tofu wasn’t well known to consumers in Western nations until it was introduced during a wave of interest in healthier food options during the 1960s.
- Tofu contains all the essential amino acids that the human body needs to function.
- Tofu has been shown to reduce inflammation and improve elasticity in blood vessels.