Sweet and Sour Tofu
Always be sure to quickly stir the cornstarch and water mixture before adding it into the sauce — the mixture tends to separate when left sitting for too long.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 3 to 4
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 14–16 ounces firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
- Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce
In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch into the water.
Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat until it is nearly smoking. Add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the ginger and garlic. Stir-fry for 10 seconds, then add the tofu cubes. Stir-fry the tofu for 1 minute, gently stirring and moving the cubes around the pan.
Add the Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce, and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, stirring the tofu cubes in the sauce.
Add the cornstarch and water solution, stirring to thicken. Stir for another minute to mix the ingredients together. Serve hot.