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Spicy braised tofu with Korean potatoes

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Ingredients

Korean Potatoes
300g Baby Potatoes Peeled
1/2 Onion Cut Into Bite Sized Pieces
2 Cloves Garlic Minced
3tsp Soy Sauce
1tsp Honey
1/2 Cup Water
1-2 tsp Olive Oil
1tsp Sesame Oil
Sesame Seeds To Serve
Braised Tofu
1 500g Package Firm Tofu
1tsp Sesame Oil
1tsp Sesame Seeds
1 Clove Garlic Minced
1/2 Cup Onion Minced
2 Spring Onions Chopped
Sauce
2 tsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp Salt
1.5 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Hot Pepper Flakes
1/2 Cup Water

Spicy braised tofu with Korean potatoes

Cuisine:
    • Medium

    Ingredients

    • Korean Potatoes

    • Braised Tofu

    • Sauce

    Directions

    Steps

    1
    Done

    Korean Potatoes

    Rinse potatoes to remove starch. Heat pan and add olive oil. Add potatoes and garlic and cook until the potatoes look a little translucent, then add the onion. Keep stirring.

    2
    Done

    Add water, soy sauce, sugar, corn syrup and mix and simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes until liquid is evaporated. If it needs more water, add some.

    3
    Done

    When potato is cooked take off stove and add sesame oil and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

    4
    Done

    Braised Tofu

    Rinse tofu in cold running water and dry it with cotton or paper towel. Cut it into ¼ inch thick bite size pieces.

    5
    Done

    Add the cooking oil to a non-stick pan and heat it up over high heat.

    6
    Done

    Gently set the tofu onto the pan and cook for 7 to 8 minutes. Rotate the pan to cook the tofu evenly. When the bottoms get a little crunchy, flip them over one by one with a spatula. Let cook another 7 to 8 minutes until both sides of each tofu piece are a little crispy and golden brown. 

    Transfer the tofu to a plate. Keep the leftover oil.

    7
    Done

    Heat up a small pan over medium high heat and add a little more oil.

    8
    Done

    Add chopped onion, garlic, and green onion, reserving some for garnish. Stir with a wooden spoon for a few minutes until the onion gets a little crispy.

    9
    Done

    Add the sauce and keep stirring until it reduces a bit and thickens.

    10
    Done

    Add tofu and braise for a minute until the tofu absorbs some of the flavour of the sauce. Add some sesame oil and stir.

    11
    Done

    Sprinkle some sesame seeds over top and the rest of the chopped green onion. Serve right away with rice.

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