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Crispy Tofu Stir Fry
Crispy Tofu Stir Fry
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 2
  • ½ cup peanut oil (or other neutral oil such as vegetable oil)
  • 1 package extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • salt
  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 1 red chile
  • 1 thumb sized ginger root
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • sesame seeds
  • Cooked brown rice for serving
  1. Drain the tofu and dry with paper towels. Place a paper towel and a book or skillet on top of the tofu to drain the excess liquid for 20 minutes. Dry again with paper towels. Dice the tofu into 1 inch cubes. Toss the tofu in a bowl with cornstarch to coat.
  2. Trim the ends from the green beans and cut them into two inch pieces. Halve and deseed the chile. Slice thinly. Peel and mince the ginger. Thinly slice the green onions (both white and green parts).
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, add the peanut oil over medium high heat. Once hot, add the tofu, turning every couple minutes until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the tofu to a paper towel lined plate. Lightly dry off and sprinkle with salt and toss to coat. Set aside.
  4. Wipe out the pan you used for tofu. Add just 1 tbsp peanut oil and heat to medium high. Add the ginger and chile and cook for a minute or two. Add the green beans, stirring frequently until green beans begin to brown in places. Add the soy sauce and vinegar and toss to coat. Add the tofu and stir again, cooking just one minute more. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
  5. Put over brown rice and top with sesame seeds and green onions.
Recipe by Tastemaker Blog at https://tastemakerblog.com/2019/05/23/crispy-tofu-stir-fry/