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March 10, 2013 / Chris Blum

Salt & Pepper Tofu

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My 4 year old helped me make this and then he actually ate it!! Hubby said it was better than take out.

Ingredients:
1/2 TBSP oil
2 medium leeks, white part only, chopped
1 jalapeño, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBSP ginger, minced
1 TBSP soy sauce
1/2 tsp brown sugar

1 block extra firm tofu, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 c corn starch
1 TBSP freshly cracked black pepper
Salt
Vegetable or canola oil for frying

Heat oil in a wok on medium-high heat. Add leeks and pepper. Sauté on high heat for about 2 minutes. Add ginger and garlic. Cook another 1-2 minutes. Add soy sauce and brown sugar and cook 30 seconds. Set this mixture aside.

Place the tofu cubes in a large bowl. Add corn starch, salt and pepper. Gently toss till the tofu pieces are very well coated.

In a skillet, pour oil so it cover the bottom of the pan. Heat the oil over high heat. Add tofu cubes a few at a time. If you fry too many in one go they won’t crisp up. Fry the tofu pieces, flipping them around, so that all sides are golden brown. Drain onto a few layers of paper towels.

Heat up the sautéed leeks and pepper. Add the fried tofu cubes to this. Toss well.

Serves 4.

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