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Firecracker Tofu – crispy tofu glazed in a sweet-spicy sauce that will leave you wanting more. A super easy and delicious recipe that’s perfect for lunch/brunch or dinner. Serve with rice/ steamed veggies or even a bowl of pasta.
Since the sweet-spicy sauce is the key to this tofu recipe, hence I’m using Karo® Syrup as it lends an even smooth and glossy texture to it.
1 Package Extra Firm Tofu – I’m using 14 oz package
1/4 Cup Cornstarch
1/4 Cup Sesame Oil – use any light oil
2 Tbsp Karo Syrup – you can use a regular or light version
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1/2 Cup Hot Sauce – you can use any hot sauce of choice
1 tbsp White Vinegar
4 Tbsp Water
1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/8 Tsp Black Pepper
1/4 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Sesame Seeds – I’m using a mix of black and white.
2-3 Green Onion Stalks – chopped thinly
Now, that we have all the ingredients, let’s get started with the recipe, I’m dividing the recipe into two main steps:
Making the Crispy Tofu.
We start by cutting the tofu into bite-size pieces or about 1-inch size.
Then pour the cornstarch on a large plate.
Add the sliced tofu pieces in the cornstarch and toss to coat them evenly.
Heat 1/2 the sesame oil in a non-stick pan/wok.
Add 8-10 coated tofu pieces and shallow fry for 3-4 minutes (turn sides and cook tofu evenly until light golden brown).
Remove the cooked tofu and repeat the step until all leftover tofu is cooked.
Take a large bowl and add all the sauce ingredients in it. Whisk to mix everything evenly.
In the same non-stick pan/wok and add the whisked sauce ingredients from the bowl.
Saute the sauce and let this simmer on low heat for a minute.
After a minute, add the crispy tofu and stir to mix everything.
Make sure the sauce evenly coats each side of crispy tofu.
Let this cook for another 2-3 minutes and then turn off the heat.
Transfer the Firecracker Tofu to a serving bowl.
Sprinkle sesame seeds and chopped green onions (scallion).
Serve hot with choice of side.
Now that the tofu is ready, let’s talk about how we serve and store it. We usually serve it with:
To store it, I usually keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. It works great in meal plans too and office lunches.
So go ahead and make this recipe soon using Karo® Syrup as it provides quality and consistent performance.
You’ll see how extremely smooth, luscious, and delicious it turns this dish!
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