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General Tao's Tofu Recipe

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Submitted by aferox

Makes 4 servings



An excellent vegetarian version of the famous General Tao's chicken. I've doubled the sauce, since it usually requires more.

Recipe Ingredients for General Tao's Tofu

1 pound extra firm tofu
1 1/2 cup cornstarch
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 chopped green onions
2 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2/3 cup vegetable broth
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 red pepper to taste
2 tablespoon white vinegar
1 pound broccoli
125 grams wild rice

Recipe Directions for General Tao's Tofu

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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. 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.

  4. Serve immediately with steamed broccoli over your choice of rice.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 449.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
737
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.7g
41%
Saturated Fat
4.9g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1101mg
46%
Potassium
912mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
110.3g
37%
Dietary Fiber
6.8g
27%
Sugars
29.2g
Protein
19.4g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 178%
Calcium 29% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin C
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