FRIED TOFU WITH SWEET SOUR SAUCE

Tofu fried and then serve with a sweet and sour sauce is definitely tasty and appetising during the hot season.

This dish requires tofu pieces to be deep fried with a flour batter.  When fried, they are are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. 

It is a meatless dish, though deep fried should be considered ‘healthy’?  I supposed better that eating meat.

Ingredients

2 pieces firm tofu – cut into 2 cm cubes

some toasted sesame seeds

some chopped spring onions

Batter Ingredients

2 tbsp cornstarch

2 tbsp plain flour

1 egg

Sauce Ingredients

2 tbsp each of sugar and vinegar

1 tbsp light soy sauce

3 tbsp tomato sauce

1 tsp cornstarch water

  1. Put cut tofu cubes in a pot of cool water, add 1 tsp salt boil for 2 minutes after the water is boiled. Drained off water to dry.
  2. Meanwhile, combine and mix batter ingredients in a bowl. Mix evenly and gradually add in water, keep stirring until batter is of runny consistency.
  3. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl, mix well with some water.
  4. Heat oil in a wok over medium heat. Put tofu into batter in batches. Coat tofu pieces with batter, put in hot oil one by one to fry slowly until golden brown. Dish up.
  5. Reheat oil, return fried tofu into oil to fry for a few seconds until crispy. Remove to a serving platter. Pour sauce ingredients into a saucepan with a bit of oil, boil over high heat, stirring until sauce thickens and bubbling. 
  6. Pour all over fried tofu, sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and chopped spring onions.
  7. Serve immediately.

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