How to Cook Fried Tofu With Veggies

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How to Cook Fried Tofu With Veggies Recipe
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Smush firm tofu under some plates to get rid of excess water. Wait 15 min and drain water.

Smush firm tofu under some plates to get rid of excess water. Wait 15 min and drain water.

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Chop up entire head of napa.  Put hard pieces on top so they get cooked first. When those are done add the rest.

Chop up entire head of napa. Put hard pieces on top so they get cooked first. When those are done add the rest.

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Clean and wash half a package of mushrooms

Clean and wash half a package of mushrooms

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Cut drained tofu into pieces. Approximately 1.5" x 1/4"

Cut drained tofu into pieces. Approximately 1.5" x 1/4"

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Fill saucepan with oil (1/4 inch high). Med high heat

Fill saucepan with oil (1/4 inch high). Med high heat

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Cover tofu pieces in corn starch

Cover tofu pieces in corn starch

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Test the oil with a piece of tofu. When it sizzles put the others in.

Test the oil with a piece of tofu. When it sizzles put the others in.

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Fry until golden brown on one side, then flip.

Fry until golden brown on one side, then flip.

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Take tofu out and put on a paper towel

Take tofu out and put on a paper towel

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Out sauté pan on med - low heat to warm it up

Out sauté pan on med - low heat to warm it up

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Take about 3 tbsp of the oil used to fry the tofu and put it in the sauté pan. Heat up the oil on med-high heat

Take about 3 tbsp of the oil used to fry the tofu and put it in the sauté pan. Heat up the oil on med-high heat

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Add napa, starting with hard parts. Cover the pan with a lid. Add ~1/4 cup water to help it along

Add napa, starting with hard parts. Cover the pan with a lid. Add ~1/4 cup water to help it along

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Add a few pinches of salt when the leaves start to wilt

Add a few pinches of salt when the leaves start to wilt

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3 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of sugar

3 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of sugar

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When napa is done, add mushrooms

When napa is done, add mushrooms

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Add soy sauce + sugar mixture. Stir fry everything together!

Add soy sauce + sugar mixture. Stir fry everything together!

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Add tofu, drizzle soy sauce.

Add tofu, drizzle soy sauce.

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If sauce is not thick enough add a bit of corn starch + water.

If sauce is not thick enough add a bit of corn starch + water.

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Drizzle with a bit of sesame oil

Drizzle with a bit of sesame oil

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Put in a big bowl and eat it

Put in a big bowl and eat it

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