Crispy Tofu

 

Ingredients for 4 servings:
1. 1 (14 ounce) package tofu
2. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
3. 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
4. 1 teaspoon sugar (I use Splenda)
5. 3/4 cup cornstarch
6. 2 eggs, lightly beaten
7. 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
8. 1/3 cup oil (for frying)

Directions:
1. -Drain and press tofu getting out as much water as possible.
2. -Cut into cubes, about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch.
3. -Combine soy sauce, lime juice and sugar in a bowl. Add tofu and coat all sides. Marinate about 30 minutes, turn once halfway through.
4. -Dredge. Make an assembly line, one bowl of cornstarch, the second with egg, the third with Panko crumbs. Toss tofu in each bowl.
5. -Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Heat oven to 200.
6. -Heat oil in nonstick skillet.
7. -Add the tofu to heated oil. Fry them until golden brown, turning several times to brown each side.
8. -Transfer the cubes to the paper towel lined baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm until ready to eat.
9. -Great served with any stir-fry vegetable dish and rice.
10. An easy variation is to bake rather than fry. Tastes pretty much the same without the oil calories.

Enjoy your meal!

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