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serving (256.9 g)


 
 

Nutrition Grade
Calories

B-
452




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Daily Values (based on a 2000 calorie diet)

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1 serving (256.9 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories
452
Calories from Fat
157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.4g
27%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
2028mg
84%
Potassium
281mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
61.4g
20%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
32.8g
Protein
11.9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 25% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
Ingredients (Makes 4 servings)
16
ounce  extra firm tofu

1
tbsp  

5
teaspoons  cornstarch, for sauce

5
tablespoons  rice vinegar

6 1/2
tablespoons  rice wine

1/2
cup  sugar

1/2
cup  soy sauce

3
tablespoons  minced garlic

1
tablespoon  minced ginger

2
tablespoons  sesame oil

1
tsp  chili oil

Directions
Take tofu out of liquid it came in and chop into 1 inch cubes, press these between two towels to take out the moisture and dry them.

Mix rice vinegar, rice wine, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, 2 Tbsp Sesame oil, and chili oil to taste. Add to this the cubes of tofu, cover and let marinate in refrigerator at least 4 hours, preferably over night.

Next, remove the tofu from the marinade. Try to remove as much outer moisture from them as you can. Set them aside.

Take the marinade and add to it the 5 tsp Cornstarch and 1/2 cup sugar. Then whisk it together.

In a large sauce pan bring the marinade (now General Tso's Sauce) to boiling over medium low heat. It should be thick when done. Then remove from heat.

Beat two eggs, and immerse the tofu in them, covering all sides with egg. Then remove the tofu and place it on a paper towel. Then toss the tofu in the 1/2 cup cornstarch to lightly cover each side. Shake off the excess.

Heat 1/2 cup oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Then place in the tofu, turn it during cooking so that each side gets browned.

When all sides are browned, place the tofu on a paper towel to get rid of excess oil. Then add the tofu into the sauce and heat over low for 3-5 minutes until everything is heated through.


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