Before I was put on my rather limiting gluten, dairy and egg free diet we used to make this super easy and yummy sweet and sour tofu dish often.
We like to serve the tofu with roasted veggies – we’ve tried broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, zucchini, mushrooms and Japanese eggplant. You can eat the sweet and sour tofu with the carb of your choice – quinoa, rice, stir fry noodles – they all work really well.
If you don’t like tofu you can use cubed chicken as well. I’d just cook the chicken for a bit longer and make sure that it’s properly cooked through.
Ingredients for Sweet and Sour Tofu
1 block of extra firm tofu (I prefer using organic and non-GMO)
1 egg (beaten)
1/4 cup of corn starch
3/4 cup of brown sugar
4 tablespoons of ketchup
1/2 cup of white vinegar
1 tablespoon of Tamari sauce
Instructions to Make Sweet and Sour Tofu
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a baking pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying with olive oil spray.
Cut tofu into long strips. I find working with tofu strips a bit easier than working with cubes.
Place the cornstarch in a large ziplock bag and then add in the tofu. Mix everything up and make sure to cover the tofu with the cornstarch.
Beat the egg in a medium sized bowl.
Set up your counter in the following order: tofu coated with cornstarch, bowl of beaten egg and prepared baking dish already sprayed with olive oil spray.
Dip the tofu strips (that have been covered in cornstarch) into the beaten egg and then place them on the baking dish.
Next make the sweet and sour sauce by combining the brown sugar, vinegar, Tamari sauce and ketchup in a medium sized bowl.
Once the sauce is well combined, pour it over the tofu and place the tofu in the oven to bake for 25 minutes.
The sauce will caramelize and get sticky from the brown sugar. Trust me, this sauce is super yummy. Once cooked you can layer the quinoa/rice/noodles, then mixed veggies and top with the tofu and sauce.Looking for an easy #vegetarian #meal? Try this Sweet & Sour Tofu Click To Tweet
If you like the sound of this recipe you should give my honey baked chicken with quinoa a try!