Thursday, June 25, 2009

Malaysian Sweet and Sour Tofu

Here is the other dish I made with the clay pot tofu (a lot of tofu, I know). I rooted around online looking at some recipes, and they all were pretty much the same. I adapted the recipe here. The tofu is fried with a cornstarch coating, but you can opt out of this step and just coat the tofu in the sauce. I never use Ener-G egg replacer, but it caught my eye at the bulk food store the other day. I thought it made a nice light and crispy batter.


INGREDIENTS
Marinade
- 1 pkg tofu, cubed
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp cooking sherry
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Batter
- Ener-G egg replacer for 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- oil for frying

Sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tomato, cut into wedges
- thinly sliced red pepper
- thinly sliced cucumber

METHOD
1. Mix together marinade ingredients and toss tofu in marinade until coated.
2. Mix together batter ingredients and toss tofu in batter until coated. Fry in 350 degree oil unitl golden on all sides. Drain.
3. Mix water and cornstarch together and pour into a saucepan. Add sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup and tomato, and bring to bubbling. Add tofu and mix to coat.
4. Garnish with red pepper and cucumber (I didn't have any on hand as you can see) and serve with rice.

9 comments:

Caroline said...

I use Ener-G egg for baking sometimes, but never would have thought to include it as part of a batter. Brilliant!

Laurie said...

Coating the tofu on cornstarch before frying seems like such a simple thing, but I cannot BELIEVE how much of a difference it makes! My omni-fiance has actually requested that I make him "the crispy tofu" quite a few times even though he never ate tofu when I fried it as is.

This looks delicious!

AB said...

Mmm... this looks good. I hope I can find a way to get my not so tofu loving fam to eat this dish.
After following your blog for a couple months, I was finally inspired to start my own blog. http://theyoungvegan.blogspot.com/
Thanks, Vegan Dad!

Tracy Warner said...

This looks so good. I just came off a fast so I'm still eating fruit and juice but I want this!!

Bianca said...

I really like Energy egg replacer. It's a staple in my pantry for baked goods!

Frannie said...

Yumm! Tried this. Did a few substitutions because I didn't have the egg replacer, flour, and cornstarch. Keep the recipes coming!

Ashley said...

Yet another hit in the Hopkins household! Juni is 18 months old and really picky. She went nutso for this recipe! Her mama and daddy-o fancied it too, heh. Hip hip hurraw for Vegan Dad!

The pic of her cleaning her plate is the best advert for this awesome dish :)

Thanks for taking the time to write a blog that has really enriched our daily mealtimes!

Willie said...

Wonderful recipe! I think the sauce would be great with any sort of vegetable mix, but the recipe for battered tofu is also delish and works well! Thanks so much!

kat said...

just made this. it was great! thanks for the recipe!