I like General Tso’s Tofu, but it’s hard to find a good restaurant that makes a vegan version. So I thought, “Why not make this recipe homemade at home? I tried and it’s really divine!
I knew I wanted to have a good crispy tofu. I then looked for different ways to fry the tofu, I used a method called “shallow” frying, which means that the entire object is not submerged in the oil. It was easy and it worked well.
This General Tso's tofu was so good, even without the sauce. This is by far the best replica of any Asian food I have made. You can certainly use this sauce with vegetables. You can also change the amount of spices by increasing or reducing red pepper flakes.
HOW CAN EACH TYPE OF TOFU GET USED?
I recommend buying organic, non-GMO whenever possible for best quality
Silken – Silken tofu gets mainly used in dressings for salads or desserts.
Soft – Soft tofu can get used in many different dessert dishes such as cheesecakes and mousses. It even can be used for smoothies as a thickener.
Firm – When it comes to firm tofu, firm is mainly used as an alternative for meat products and can be baked, fried, deep-fried and even boiled.
Extra Firm – Extra-firm tofu is another soy product that gets used to replace meat. It can be cooked in most methods like grilling, broiling, pan-frying, deep-frying and can even get crumbed to give the appearance of grounded meat.