Sesame Tofu Fries

via I Am a Food Blog

serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 BLOCK TOFU (I USED MEDIUM SILKEN TOFU)
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  • OIL, TO FRY
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  • 2 CLOVES GARLIC, MINCED
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  • 2 TEASPOONS MINCED GINGER
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  • 2 TABLESPOONS BROWN SUGAR OR HONEY
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  • 1 TABLESPOON DARK SOY SAUCE
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  • 1 TABLESPOON RICE VINEGAR
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  • 2 TABLESPOONS WATER
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  • TOASTED SESAME SEEDS, TO GARNISH
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  • SLICED GREEN ONIONS, TO GARNISH
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  • SRIRACHA, TO TASTE IF DESIRED
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Instructions:

Cut tofu into fry shapes. I usually cut the block in half, and then each half into four, which will give you 8 slabs of tofu. Then I cut each slab equally into 4. You end up with 32 sticks of tofu. Let the sticks drain on paper towels for 10-15 minutes, switching out the paper towels once or twice.

While the tofu is draining, make the sauce. Heat up the garlic, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, and water in a small sauce pan. Bring up to a gentle simmer and reduce slightly. Taste and adjust flavours if needed. Keep warm on very low heat.

Heat up a generous amount of oil in a non-stick pan or a heavy bottomed cast iron pan. In batches, fry the sticks over medium to medium-high heat, flipping so all sides fry up, until golden brown and crunchy, about 10-15 minutes total. Let drain on a wire rack or paper towels.

Throw the fries into a bowl and drizzle on the sauce and sriracha (if using) to taste. Enjoy hot!