Sesame tofu

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners

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28 ounces extra firm tofu
1/2 cup cornstarch, for dusting
canola oil (for frying)
1 cup sesame seed, lightly toasted
2 bunches scallion, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

2/3 cup honey
6 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
6 tablespoons finely minced gingerroot
4 tablespoons sesame oil
4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
4 finely minced garlic cloves
2 -4 teaspoons red chili pepper flakes


1 Wrap tofu with paper towels and place on a cutting board.
2 Put a heavy plate on top to press out liquid for approximately 20 minutes.
3 Stir sauce ingredients together in a saucepan.
4 Simmer sauce while you cook the tofu.
5 Dry drained tofu with paper towels and cube.
6 Dust very lightly with cornstarch and coat with sesame seeds.
7 Heat 1" oil in deep frying pan.
8 Fry tofu in 350 degree F oil until golden brown.
9 Place fried tofu in a large bowl and toss with 2/3 cup sauce, sprinkle liberally with sesame seeds and scallions.
10 Toss gently.
11 Serve remaining sauce for dipping or drizzled over vegetables.


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