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Chinese-Style Sautéed Tofu


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Ingredients

  • 4 (3-inch square) pieces tofu
  • 4 cups oil
  • 3 ounces ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon hot bean paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup soup stock
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Chopped green onions (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Cut tofu into 1 1/2-inch square pieces, then cut each piece into 2 triangles. Pat dry.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet. Fry tofu until golden brown. Remove tofu from pan and remove oil, leaving only 2 tablespoons. Add ground pork to skillet; fry until pink is gone. Add bean paste, garlic and ginger. Add soup stock, then add browned tofu. Cover and cook over low heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add salt and sugar; bring to a low boil. Make a paste of cornstarch and water; add to mixture and stir until thickened.
  4. Serve garnished with green onions.

Serves 4 to 6