For the Sweet-Spicy Sauce
Topping (optional)
Making the Crispy Tofu
1

Start by cutting the tofu into bite-size pieces or about 1-inch size.
Then pour the cornstarch on a large plate.
Add the sliced tofu pieces in the cornstarch and toss to coat them evenly.
Heat 1/2 the sesame oil in a non-stick pan/wok.
Add 8-10 coated tofu pieces and shallow fry for 3-4 minutes (turn sides and cook tofu evenly until light golden brown).
Remove the cooked tofu and repeat the step until all leftover tofu is cooked.

Making the Sweet-Spicy Sauce
2

Take a large bowl and add all the sauce ingredients in it. Whisk to mix everything evenly.
In the same non-stick pan/wok and add the whisked sauce ingredients from the bowl.
Saute the sauce and let this simmer on low heat for a minute.
Add larger green onion pieces.
After a minute, add the crispy tofu and stir to mix everything.
Make sure the sauce evenly coats each side of crispy tofu.
Let this cook for another 2-3 minutes and then turn off the heat.
Transfer the Firecracker Tofu to a serving bowl.
Sprinkle sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
Serve hot with choice of side.

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Ingredients

For the Sweet-Spicy Sauce
Topping (optional)

Directions

Making the Crispy Tofu
1

Start by cutting the tofu into bite-size pieces or about 1-inch size.
Then pour the cornstarch on a large plate.
Add the sliced tofu pieces in the cornstarch and toss to coat them evenly.
Heat 1/2 the sesame oil in a non-stick pan/wok.
Add 8-10 coated tofu pieces and shallow fry for 3-4 minutes (turn sides and cook tofu evenly until light golden brown).
Remove the cooked tofu and repeat the step until all leftover tofu is cooked.

Making the Sweet-Spicy Sauce
2

Take a large bowl and add all the sauce ingredients in it. Whisk to mix everything evenly.
In the same non-stick pan/wok and add the whisked sauce ingredients from the bowl.
Saute the sauce and let this simmer on low heat for a minute.
Add larger green onion pieces.
After a minute, add the crispy tofu and stir to mix everything.
Make sure the sauce evenly coats each side of crispy tofu.
Let this cook for another 2-3 minutes and then turn off the heat.
Transfer the Firecracker Tofu to a serving bowl.
Sprinkle sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
Serve hot with choice of side.

Firecracker Tofu