Crispy Teriyaki Tofu
Crispy teriyaki tofu not only it’s crispy outside, but also soft inside. Also, it tastes amazing delicious when it serves with homemade teriyaki sauce. This pan fried teriyaki tofu is great for appetizer, party food, side dish or even as a main course serve with rice. Besides, it’s an excellent vegan dish. I am going to share this crispy teriyaki tofu recipe with my cooking tips and how to make crispy tofu.
What is tofu?
Tofu is also known as bean curd. They are prepared by coagulating soy milk. Then, they are pressed into a small box and shaped a solid block with vary softness such as silken, soft, medium and firm bean curd. Moreover, tofu originated from China over 2000 years ago. Nowadays, it’s very popular in Asia and throughout the world. On the other hand, bean curd doesn’t have much flavor and it’s very plain. Therefore, it can be savory and sweet dishes. Often, they are seasoned or marinated to suit the dish and flavor. Plus, tofu absorbs flavor very well. Nutritionally, tofu is low in calories and higher in protein, iron and calcium. Thus, lot of vegetarians like to consume tofu and substitute for protein intake.
Cooking tips for crispy teriyaki tofu:
Tofu have different softness and use for different kind of dishes. For example, silken and soft tofu often just eat them with sauce or use for soup like miso soup. Personally, I like to use firm tofu for stir fried, pan fried or deep fried because they don’t break easily. In addition, if you want to make crispy tofu, the trick is to use sweet potato starch instead of corn starch or flour. As a result, it creates a nice and crispy layer. Also, I recommend to use a non-stick pan, so the tofu will not stick on the pan. Hope you enjoy this crispy teriyaki tofu dish. (This is a post for homemade teriyaki sauce.)
Firm Tofu 2 pieces
Sweet Potato Starch 1/4 cup
Green onion 1 stick
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce 2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil 4 tablespoons
1. Dry the firm tofu with paper towel
2. Diced the firm tofu into 9 small cubes
3. In a contain, put 1/4 cup sweet potato starch (It will have extra, so you can put 2 tablespoons at a time). Then, add the diced tofu and make sure all sides of tofu cover with sweet potato starch.
4. Pour oil into a non-stick pan, turn on fire medium high. Then, put the tofu and pan fried them at medium small fire.
5. Pan fried them about 1-2 minutes each sides, make sure turn the fire to medium small, so it will not burn them. Until, it turns golden yellow.
6. After that, put the pan fried crispy tofu on a plate and pour homemade teriyaki sauce over and topping with some green onion.
Crispy Teriyaki Tofu
- 2 pieces Firm Tofu
- 1/4 cup Sweet Potato Starch
- 1 stick Green onion
- 2 tablespoons Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
- 4 tablespoons Vegetable oil
- Dry the firm tofu with paper towel
- Diced the firm tofu into 9 small cubes
- In a contain, put 1/4 cup sweet potato starch (It will have extra, so you can put 2 tablespoons at a time). Then, add the diced tofu and make sure all sides of tofu cover with sweet potato starch.
- Pour oil into a non-stick pan, turn on fire medium high. Then, put the tofu and pan fried them at medium small fire.
- Pan fried them about 1-2 minutes each sides, make sure turn the fire to medium small, so it will not burn them. Until, it turns golden yellow.
- After that, put the pan fried crispy tofu on a plate and pour homemade teriyaki sauce over and topping with some green onion.
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