Korean Fried Tofu Side Dish

April 27, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

found a variation on I liked and whipped this one up at home. Good as a side or delishious over rice as a main. —jwolfsthal

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound firm tofu
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 piece scallions
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark say sauce
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • .5 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce (korean or sriracha)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
  1. slice tofu into 1/2" blocks and blot dry with a paper towel
  2. heat oil in non-stick pan and add tofy, let fry for 3-4 minutes or until brown
  3. flip tofu and fry on other side until brown
  4. remove tofu and drain on rack or paper towel
  5. mix all other ingredients in a bowl. Place tofu onplate and then smother with sauce. Serve right away. if you want to make ahead, fry the tofu and let sit, and cover with sauce before serving.

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4 Reviews

emcsull August 21, 2014
say, what is the corn syrup for, sweetness ? Cannot get it here.
susan G. April 28, 2011
Tonight's dinner, and enjoyed it very much. Used the sauce more like a dip, and now I might have to make everything with it!
susan G. April 28, 2011
We're another fried tofu family, and love the sound of the Korean sauce. But why 2 servings? For us, it would be more like 4.
monkeymom April 27, 2011
Looks great! Look forward to trying the sauce. We fry a lot of tofu at my house. My son likes it plain but it is getting a little tiresome for the rest of us.