I actually followed a recipe! (Well, mostly . . .) I am terrible at following recipes, sometimes because I’m too lazy to go to the store and get the correct ingredients, which basically boils down to the fact that I am too lazy to plan out my meals in advance, but sometimes because I am wee bit picky. But, the other day I created a meal almost step by step and ingredient by ingredient from the Better Homes and Gardens 75th Anniversary Cookbook — Crispy Tofu and Vegetables p. 91 for my readers who have the book. Upon reading this recipe, I concluded that I was going to follow the recipe pretty closely because it looked just that good.
- Cut up tofu and coat with soy sauce and leave marinate.
- Cut up a red and/or yellow pepper and green onions and stir fry in sesame oil until about half cooked (for me this was about two minutes.)
- Add snow peas and keep stir frying until veggies are done. Add more soy sauce if desired and remove from pan.
- Coat marinated tofu in yellow cornmeal and spices (I added pepper and red pepper flakes for that kick)
- Fry tofu and sesame seeds in more sesame oil mixed with cooking oil.
- Cook some noodles to go along with your meal (I bought special chowmeain noodles, but because we’ve been eating out way too much it had already molded when I was ready to cook this meal. We ended up just using three bundles of rice noodles)