How to make deep-fried tofu with thick, chewy breading
January 1, 2014 11:47 AM Subscribe
My favorite Chinese restaurant makes fantastic sesame tofu. I want to know how they prepare the tofu.
posted by alex1965 to Food & Drink (13 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
Their tofu comes cubed with a thick, chewy, delicious layer of breading. I know the tofu is deep-fried, because I can see the dish being prepared -- but I don't know what they do to the cubes before they fry them. I do know that they don't have any eggs or milk in them, because I've asked (I'm a vegan). I also think that the breading is not made with panko crumbs, which seem to be popular these days.
I have a deep-fryer at home, but I have not been able to come anywhere close to duplicating the breading. I've used wheat flour, corn starch, and a combination of the two. The result isn't bad, actually, but it's not what I want. My fried tofu always comes out lightly breaded, whereas I want it heavily breaded.
Any suggestions that don't involve dairy products or eggs?