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General Tao's Tofu

What you need: 

1 (12 ounce) box firm tofu, in 1" cubes (frozen and thawed, if desired)
1 egg equivalent (e.g., EnerG Egg Replacer), prepared
3 tablespoons + 2 tablespoons water, divided
3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon cornstarch, divided
vegetable oil for frying + 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
3 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2/3 cup vegetable stock
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon sherry, optional
red pepper, to taste
steamed broccoli, to serve

What you do: 

1. Mix the egg replacer as specified on the box and add an additional 3 tablespoons water. Dip tofu in egg replacer 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.
2. 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.
3. Add vegetable stock, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, sherry, and red pepper.
4. 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.

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4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Okay, so I literally just made this and WOW!!! I couldn't even wait to plate I just ate one out of the pot. My 3 yr old son even liked it too! Big plus! One thing I would suggest is, pour the sauce over the tofu. I was worried it would too soggy when I mixed it all together so I coated my tofu and then took it out of the pot. I love extra sauce so I doubled the sauce. Oh n I also added some grated carrots and green peppers, great way to hide veggies.

GREAT Recipe. Thanks

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One of my new favorite recipes! Thank you!

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Great recipe! My husband, who is not a vegan, and loves general tao's chicken, LOVED this meal. I will definitely make this again!

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My boyfriend and I cooked this two nights in a row. It is that good!

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I love it...

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This was amazing! I added green and red peppers to the mix and had enough for leftovers. It tastes great the next day!

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This was TRULY delicious! Even my omnivore brother and sister-in-law loved it (and they don't really like tofu).

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This is a fantastic recipe!

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I just made this the other day. Really excellent!

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Truly great! The hype is all true.

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