Pan Fried Korean Style Tofu with Spicy Sauce

Tofu can be very delicious if you cook it in various ways.  I know some folks that initially get turned off just by hearing the mention of the word tofu and think of it as a disgusting flavorless block of mushiness. While, this may be true with raw tofu, there is are ways to cook a tasty tofu dish in no time.  This pan fried Korean tofu is an excellent side dish that can be served on its own or compliment an entire meal. When you’re making this, you will want to make sure you are using firm tofu (not soft or silken tofu) because anything else will turn into a less than desirable outcome. I usually make this side dish frequently to go along with this spinach Korean side dish and rice.

Note – With regards to Korean red pepper flakes, try to buy the ones that are sun dried (mild or hot). Prices can range from from under $10 to over $40 for a large bag.

Ingredients:

1 package firm tofu (drained and rinsed)

2-3 tbsp olive oil

2 green onion stalks (finely chopped)

2 garlic cloves

1 tbsp Korean red pepper flakes

2 packages of truvia or 2 tbsp sugar or desired sugar alternative

1 tbsp sesame oil

2 tbsp soy sauce

Directions:

1. Open up a box of firm tofu, drain water out and cut tofu into 8 pieces.  You can take it a step further and cut the 8 pieces in half making it a total of 16 pieces (I usually do 8).

2.  Put the cut up tofu on a plate with a paper towel underneath.

3. It’s very important to soak up the water with paper towel from the tofu (top and bottom) and prevent oil from flying at you when it is come to pan fry (I’m not kidding either).

4. Make your sauce in a bowl by mixing in the green onion, minced garlic, Korean red pepper flakes, Truvia or sugar, sesame oil and soy sauce. Set aside for later use.

4. In a wok, bring up the heat to high and wait for it to be nice and hot.

5. Then add in 2 – 3 tbsp of olive oil.

6. Add in tofu and lower the heat to medium and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.

7. Flip the tofu over and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

8. Transfer tofu on to a plate with a paper towel underneath to soak up the oil. Take another sheet of paper towel and gently pad down the top of the tofu to soak oil. Leave the wok on the stove.

9. Now put the tofu back into the wok and spoon the sauce made earlier evenly on all the tofu pieces.

10. Put a lid over the wok and turn off the stove and let it sit for 2 minutes.  This should be long enough to let the steam circumvent and heat up the sauce.

11.  Now you are ready to serve the tofu. Enjoy!

Pan Fried Korean Style Tofu with Spicy Sauce

Yield: 2 - 4 Servings

Prep Time: 7

Cook Time: 8

Total Time: 15

Ingredients:

1 package firm tofu (drained and rinsed)

2-3 tbsp olive oil

2 green onion stalks (finely chopped)

2 garlic cloves

1 tbsp Korean red pepper flakes

2 packages of truvia or 2 tbsp sugar or desired sugar alternative

1 tbsp sesame oil

2 tbsp soy sauce

Directions:

1. Open up a box of firm tofu, drain water out and cut tofu into 8 pieces. You can take it a step further and cut the 8 pieces in half making it a total of 16 pieces (I usually do 8).

2. Put the cut up tofu on a plate with a paper towel underneath.

3. It's very important to soak up the water with paper towel from the tofu (top and bottom) and prevent oil from flying at you when it is come to pan fry.

4. Make your sauce in a bowl by mixing in the green onion, minced garlic, Korean red pepper flakes, Truvia or sugar, sesame oil and soy sauce. Set aside for later use.

4. In a wok, bring up the heat to high and wait for it to be nice and hot.

5. Then add in 2 - 3 tbsp of olive oil.

6. Add in tofu and lower the heat to medium and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.

7. Flip the tofu over and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

8. Transfer tofu on to a plate with a paper towel underneath to soak up the oil. Take another sheet of paper towel and gently pad down the top of the tofu to soak oil. Leave the wok on the stove.

9. Now put the tofu back into the wok and spoon the sauce made earlier evenly on all the tofu pieces.

10. Put a lid over the wok and turn off the stove and let it sit for 2 minutes. This should be long enough to let the steam circumvent and heat up the sauce.

11. Now you are ready to serve the tofu. Enjoy!

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One Response to “Pan Fried Korean Style Tofu with Spicy Sauce”

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    Melanie Jones — November 6, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    I love spinach and would love to try this simple dish. Looks real good!

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