Curry in California's Note:
This is a wonderful recipe! It was an inspiration from Mark Bittman's book, How To Cook Everything. I make it when I'm in the mood for fried chicken but want something a little healthier. I've tried using barbecue sauce for dipping but the hoisin sauce really makes the dish. I have also used firm tofu for this and it works but my husband and I have agreed that soft or silken is best!
My Private Note
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- 1Wrap the tofu in paper towels and place a plate on top of it.
- 2Place a weight (I use a can of soup or my cast iron griddle) on top of the plate to squeeze all of the water out of the tofu.
- 3Let it sit for 15 minutes to 1 hour.
- 4Pour about 3 inches of oil into a pan for frying and heat until it reaches 350 degrees.
- 5Place seasoning salt, garlic powder, and pepper on a plate and mix it with 1 cup of the flour.
- 6In a seperate bowl, mix the icy cold water with the egg yolk and soy sauce and then stir in the other 1 cup of flour.
- 7Do not over mix.
- 8Cut the tofu into squares of about 1 inch by 1 inch.
- 9When the oil is hot enough, immerse the tofu into the dry flour mixture, then thoroughly cover with the wet flour mixture.
- 10Shake off the excess and place in the hot oil.
- 11Stir and turn the pieces until they are golden brown.
- 12Drain on paper towels.
- 13Serve with hoisin sauce for dipping.
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Nutritional Facts for Gooey Fried Tofu
Serving Size: 1 (244 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 313.5
- Calories from Fat 52
- Total Fat 5.8 g
- Saturated Fat 1.0 g
- Cholesterol 47.2 mg
- Sodium 264.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 50.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
- Sugars 1.1 g
- Protein 15.0 g
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