Pan Fried Ginger Sesame Tofu
14 oz. tofu, firm or extra firm
1/4 cup 807]cornstarch or flour
1/3 cup sesame seeds, lightly toasted
2/3 cup (or to taste) liquid sweetener (maple, rice, agave syrup, etc)
3 tablespoons Tamari
1 tablespoon finely minced ginger (or finely grated on microplane)
2 tablespoon sesame oil, not toasted
2 tablespoon rice Wine vinegar, or mirin
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1-2 teaspoons red chili flakes
Drain and press tofu VERY well. Wrap in towel and weight it with a heavy object.
Stir together sauce ingredients in sauce pan. Simmer over low heat.
Cube or cut tofu and dust lightly with cornstarch or flour. Heat 1" of oil in deep frying pan. Fry tofu in 350 deg. oil (about med heat) until golden brown.
Place tofu on large platter and toss with sauce, amount as desired. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions.
Serve extra sauce over veggies, rice, noodles, etc.