General Tao's Tofu
Ingredients (use vegan versions):
* 1 box of firm tofu
* vegan egg replacer for 1 egg
* 3/4 cup cornstarch
* vegetable oil for frying
* 3 chopped green onions
* 1 Tablespoon minced ginger
* 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
* 2/3 cup vegetable stock
* 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
* 4 Tablespoons sugar
* red pepper to taste
* 1 Tablespoon sherry (optional)
* 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
* steamed broccoli
Drain, dry and cut tofu into 1 inch chunks. You can freeze tofu the night before to get a more "chicken-like" consistency, but it isn't necessary. Mix the egg replacer as specified on the box and add an additional 3 tablespoons water. Dip tofu in egg replacer/water mixture and coat completely. Sprinkle 3/4 cup cornstarch over tofu and coat completely. Watch out that the cornstarch doesn't clump up at the bottom of the bowl.
Heat oil in pan and fry tofu pieces until golden. Drain oil.
Heat 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil in pan on medium heat. Add green onions, ginger and garlic, cook for about 2 minutes. Be careful not to burn garlic. Add vegetable stock, soy sauce, sugar, red pepper and vinegar. Mix 2 Tablespoons water with 1 Tablespoon cornstarch and pour into mixture stirring well. Add fried tofu and coat evenly.
Serve immediately with steamed broccoli over your choice of rice.
. I went to a local Giant, and I got what I could. They have a pretty good selection of things, anyways. I could not find an egg replacer.
Is there anything I can use around the house as an egg replacer?
I wanted to make it tonight. I have a local grocery that basically carries Boca , and Silk Soy Milk. There is a Wal-Mart about 30 mins away. (I live on an island, so my options are very limited unless I want to drive an hour each grocery trip)