Crunchy Tofu Tacos
Recipe from Food & Wine

From his Pepto-pink truck, Joe Kim of the Flying Pig sells French-Asian tacos and sliders all around L.A., playfully combining ingredients like the fried tofu and peanuts here.


Crunchy Tofu Tacos
Con Poulos

by 2  people


add your rating
add a comment
Yield: 12 tacos
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Recent Activity:
Ingredients
  • 1  14  ounce 
    package extra-firm tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3   tablespoons 
    Korean chile powder or hot paprika
  • 1   tablespoon 
    Korean pepper paste, kochujang
  • 1   tablespoon 
    finely grated garlic
  • 1   tablespoon 
    finely grated ginger
  • 1   tablespoon 
    toasted-sesame oil
  •  
    Kosher salt
  • 1   cup 
    cornstarch
  • 2   cups 
    vegetable oil, for frying
  • 12  5  inches 
    corn or flour tortillas, warmed
  •  
    Hoisin sauce, kimchi, Asian pear, scallions and chopped honey-roasted peanuts, for serving
Directions
1.
Place the tofu on a rack lined with paper towels and drain for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the chile powder with the pepper paste, garlic, ginger and sesame oil and season with salt. In another large bowl, whisk the cornstarch with the remaining 2 tablespoons of chile powder and 1 tablespoon of salt.
2.
In a medium, deep skillet, heat the oil until it reaches 365 degrees. Add the tofu to the chile sauce and stir gently to coat. Scrape the tofu into the cornstarch mixture and toss to coat. Transfer the coated tofu to a colander to tap out the excess cornstarch. Fry the tofu in one batch, stirring occasionally, until golden and crunchy, 3 to 3 1/2 minutes; maintain the heat near 360 degrees. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the crunchy tofu to a paper towel-lined rack and sprinkle with salt. Serve the tofu right away with the tortillas, hoisin sauce, kimchi, Asian pear, scallions and peanuts.
Add Your Review
 Articles
Zesty Weeknight Fare: Crunchy Chicken Taco Salad
... altogether. But when I stumbled across this Crunchy Chicken Taco Salad with a dash of lime, a sprinkling... crunchy chicken taco salad recipe When I got to the store to shop for ingredients, I opted for napa... thing. Get the recipe for Crunchy Chicken Taco Salad here.... read more...
Healthy Soba Noodles with Tofu and Vegetables
... try to have a meat-free day to lighten up my diet. One of my favorite meat alternatives is tofu... to try out the recipe for Red Cooked Tofu with its sweet and savory sauce to change up the way I normally... of serving it with white rice, I'd have the tofu on top of buckwheat soba noodles, which contain more fiber... read more...
Lighten up at Dinner: Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps
... it and grill it, fold it into tacos and fry it up in the morning for a tofu scramble. But I've never prepared... to you, and that's what we did last week with these Spicy Tofu Wraps. Click here for our spicy tofu... lettuce wrap recipe As a former vegetarian way back in the day, tofu is nothing new to me. I used to bake... read more...
how tos
Food Blogs We Love
see more blogs

shop our favorite products