Friday, February 11, 2011

Crispy Sweet and Sour Baked Tofu

Another Tofu dish
Tofu is not a favorite of mine
I like it more than fish
I cook it for my kids
they both love tofu
go figure

Crispy Sweet and Sour Baked Tofu

1 package firm tofu, pressed
1 egg, beaten
4 tablespoon fine breadcrumbs
3 tablespoon flour

3 1/2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon molasses
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with 1 1/2 tb water

Remove tofu from package. Place between paper towels or tea towels and put something moderately heavy on top for 30 minutes to press out the water

Slice into 9 slices, cutting each in half (18 pieces).
Beat egg with water and set aside.
Combine wheat germ, flour and breadcrumbs and set aside.
Dip each piece of tofu into egg mixture and then gently press into crumb mixture, covering well. Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 350 for 30 minutes, turning once

While tofu is cooking, mix sauce ingredients except for the cornstarch/water into a small saucepan and whisk over medium heat until sugar and salt are dissolved.
Add cornstarch mixture and whisk until the sauce thickens. When thick, turn off heat and set aside.
When tofu is cooked, pour sauce on top and gently toss or use spoon to coat. Sauce should be thick and sticky.
Top with sesame seeds and serve.

This was a fun way
to make the Tofu
we all enjoyed it

the little man
give it two thumbs up

the girly
hasn't figured out
the thumbs up
so here is her version

Check out tomorrow's post
for the Chow Mien
I cooked up to complete the dinner