Batter Dipped Tofu Recipe

GINGER SAUCE: In small saucepan, place vinegar, sugar, 3/4 c water, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

Step 1

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cornstarch and 1 T water; stir into sauce. Cook mixture, stirring until clear and thickened.

Step 2

Remove pan from heat; stir in ginger. Makes 1 cup. Use for Batter Dipped Tofu and Vegetable Stir fry.

Step 3

TOFU: While Ginger Sauce is simmering, cut tofu into 1" squares about 1/4" thick. Set aside.

Step 4

In a med bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, and seasonings.

Step 5

In a separate bowl, lightly beat egg. Add milk and hot pepper sauce.

Step 6

In a large skillet, heat oil. Piece by piece, dip tofu in flour, then in egg mixture, and again in flour. Saute until lightly browned, about 3 minutes on each side.

Step 7

Serve warm, arranged on a platter with cocktail forks and a bowl of Ginger Sauce. Surround platter with curly lettuce leaves or large sprigs of parsley. Makes 4-6 servings.

VARIATIONS: - use egg white only

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2lb Firm Tofu
  • 1/2c Unbleached Flour
  • 2tb Toasted Wheat germ
  • 1/2ts Thyme
  • 1/4ts Dill weed
  • 1/4ts Garlic powder
  • 1/4ts Paprika
  • 1/4ts Black Pepper
  • Egg
  • 1tb Milk
  • 3dr Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 2tb Safflower oil
GINGER SAUCE:
  • 6tb Rice vinegar
  • 6tb Sugar
  • 3/4c Plus 1 T Water
  • 2tb Soy sauce
  • 1ts Cornstarch
  • 1tb Finely minced Gingerroot

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