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Pan Fried  Honey Garlic Tofu

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Crispy pan-fried tofu glazed with hot honey garlic sauce!  Crispy tofu bites, achieved with minimum amount of oil.

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Learn how to make this easy pan fried honey garlic tofu recipe with tips and tricks to make tofu taste so good!  

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soy sauce

hoisin sauce

sesame seeds




green onions

chili flakes

black  pepper



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How to press tofu

Use 2 absorbent kitchen towels, one on top and the other below the tofu blocks. If you don’t have a tofu press, place a flat heavy object like a cast iron pan on top.

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Make the sauce

This honey soy sauce needs 5 main ingredients: honey, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vinegar, chilli flakes with salt and pepper. Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl.

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How to slice tofu

Slice each (200 gms) tofu block horizontally into half. Slice each half into 9 pieces. 

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Slicing tofu like this instead of cubes makes it easier to fry and flip. More surface area exposed to oil = crispier tofu!

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Sprinkle cornflour, pepper and salt on the tofu slices and toss gently until all the pieces are covered.

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Heat oil in a wide pan and pan-fry tofu in batches, without overcrowding. Cook on medium-high flame and do not stir for 5 minutes.

How to pan fry tofu

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Flip and cook the other side for 5 to 8 minutes, again without stirring. If they’re not well browned, flip again and fry 3-5 minutes more.

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Heat the same pan used for frying tofu. The oil sticking to the bottom of the pan is enough to fry garlic. Fry the garlic on a low flame for about 2 to 3 minutes.

How to make  honey garlic tofu

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Pour in the prepared sauce and bring up the flame. Let the hot honey garlic sauce come to a rolling boil.

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Once the sauce boils reduce the falme. Gently drop in the pan-fried tofu pieces and mix. Simmer until the sauce thickens.

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