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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 173.7
  • Total Fat: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.1 mg
  • Sodium: 562.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 14.2 g

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General Tao's Tofu

Submitted by: MNELSONSC


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 box of firm tofu
    egg substitute for 1 egg
    3/4 cup cornstarch
    vegetable oil for frying
    3 chopped green onions
    1 Tablespoon minced ginger
    1 Tablespoon minced garlic
    2/3 cup vegetable stock
    2 Tablespoons soy sauce
    4 Tablespoons sugar
    red pepper to taste
    1 Tablespoon sherry (optional)
    1 Tablespoon white vinegar

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Directions

Drain, dry and cut tofu into 1 inch chunks. You can freeze tofu the night before to get a more chicken-like consistency, but it isn't necessary. Mix the egg replacer as specified on the box and add an additional 3 tablespoons water. Dip tofu in egg replacer/water mixture and coat completely. Sprinkle 3/4 cup cornstarch over tofu and coat completely. Watch out that the cornstarch doesn't clump up at the bottom of the bowl.

Heat oil in pan and fry tofu pieces until golden. Drain oil.

Heat 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil in pan on medium heat. Add green onions, ginger and garlic, cook for about 2 minutes. Be careful not to burn garlic. Mix vegetable stock with 2/3 cup water. Add vegetable stock, soy sauce, sugar, red pepper and vinegar. Mix 2 Tablespoons water with 1 Tablespoon cornstarch and pour into mixture stirring well. Add fried tofu and coat evenly.

Serve immediately with steamed broccoli over your choice of rice.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 30 Minutes


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MNELSONSC.






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  • This is so good! I add bake my tofu to save on calories. I also add my broccoli to the pan when start to cook the garlic and ginger. I also add chia seeds to my dish before serving. - 7/6/12

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