How to make Sesame Tofu

Tired of bland-tasting tofu? Spice it up a bit by making some sesame tofu! Even meat lovers will love the taste! 🙂 I don’t post a lot of recipes for fried tofu, as I try to avoid eating things that are fried, but every once in a while, I get a mad craving for this kind of tofu.

How to make Sesame Tofu
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Block of Firm Tofu
  • 1 tbs flax meal/ground flax
  • 1 tbs cornstarch (or kuzu starch)
  • 2 tbs whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbs nutritional yeast
  • 1 wedge of lemon and lime juice
  • ground black pepper & sea salt, to taste
  • Water and/or non-dairy milk - around ¼ cup
  • ¼ cup Sesame Seeds
  • A few tbs of sesame oil (for frying)
  • A couple of tbs of rice vinegar
Directions
  1. First, if you haven't done so already, press your tofu for about 20 minutes to get rid of the excess water. I like to wrap the tofu in some paper towel and press it between two cutting boards. Once you've gotten rid of the excess water, chopped the tofu into cubes.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flax, cornstarch, flour, nutritional yeast, lemon, lime, pepper, salt, water/milk and sesame seeds. When everything is mixed, add in the tofu cubes and make sure the mixture covers all of them. Allow to sit for 10 minutes while you tidy up or give the cat some affection. 🙂
  3. In a wok or large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and stir fry the Tofu in batches. Fry for around 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Keep flipping the tofu onto different sides so that it can be evenly cooked. Of course, if you used a lot more oil they would be completely saturated in oil, but I like to use as little as possible. Makes the cooking time a little longer, but a little healthier too. I like to occasionally splash some rice vinegar into the wok. Be careful of the oil spurting up and hitting you. Turn down the heat a little if this is a problem.
  4. Lay out some papertowel and place the cooked tofu cubes on it, in order to soak up excess oil. Add the tofu into a stir fry, on some rice or on top of a salad... or in a wrap or sandwich!
 

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