Vegan Gong Bao Tofu Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Gong Bao Tofu Recipe

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Vegan Gong Bao Tofu Recipe
Chef Jade _ VEGAN GONG BAO TOFU

VEGAN GONG BAO TOFU

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Wok or large skillet
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients
  

For the tofu:

  • 1 block 14 oz firm tofu, drained and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1- inch piece of ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • Steamed rice for serving

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Gradually add the warm water, stirring with a mixing spoon until a dough forms.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5-7 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Cover the dough with a damp towel and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • On a floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a thin rectangle shape, about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Brush the surface of the dough with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and sprinkle the chopped scallions on top.
  • Roll the dough tightly, starting from the short end, into a cylinder shape.
  • Cut the cylinder into 4-6 pieces.
  • Take one piece and press it down with your palm to flatten it. Roll it out again into a thin circle shape.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough pieces.
  • In a large skillet or griddle, heat some vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add a pancake to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Repeat with the remaining pancakes, adding more oil to the skillet as needed.
  • Serve the scallion pancakes hot with soy sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Calories: 288 | Total Fat: 12g | Total Carbohydrates: 23g | Dietary Fiber: 5g | Protein: 22g

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