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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?

I really want to try these, but do we have to use the Ener-g replacer specifically or will a flax egg suffice?

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Haha, yeah I'm just gonna wait until I can get to the store.. Was going to go today but it's been raining non-stop.  :'(

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Okay, one last question: what can I use instead of cornstarch? Would flour do?

go get cornstarch damn it... i will mail it to u if u need some LOL... honestly please don't use flour!

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Okay, one last question: what can I use instead of cornstarch? Would flour do?

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Can I use seitan for this? If so, do I cook it any differently?

I've done it, was Yum.  I did overcook the Seitan a tad so it was crunch rather than crispy, but it was still great.

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Can I use seitan for this? If so, do I cook it any differently?

i would do it all the same (obviously u don't have to drain and press seitan though) and def fry it!

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I am sure you could, and the cooking requirements would be the same, but you could probably skip the frying process.

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Can I use seitan for this? If so, do I cook it any differently?

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so good ;)b

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Here's what I did different:

I added onions, red, yellow and orange peppers, and carrots. I steamed them before adding them to the mixture right before serving. I also used Seitan instead of tofu. And, I doubled the sauce (as suggested by others). It was absolutely fabulous!

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