Soy-Sesame Tofu/To-fu Jo Rim

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Soy-Sesame Tofu/To-fu Jo Rim
The mild, cream-colored bean curd called tofu takes readily to the typical Korean flavorings: garlic, green onions, sesame seeds, and soy sauce.

Ingredients

        1 lb. firm tofu; 1/8 tsp. salt

        4 tbsp. soy sauce; 1½ tsp. sugar

        ½ tsp. sesame oil; 2 tsp. toasted sesame

        Dash of black pepper; 3 green onions, sliced

        1 clove garlic, crushed or minced

        1 tbsp. water; 2 to 3 tsp. vegetable oil.

Instructions

Step 1:
Slice the tofu into ½-inch slices. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Let salted tofu stand a few minutes. Using a paper towel, pat the tofu dry.

Step 2:
Mix the soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, sesame seeds, pepper, green onions, garlic, and water in a 1-cup measuring cup. Stir this sauce until sugar dissolves.

Step 3:
Swirl the oil in a large skillet. Heat over medium-high heat. Fry the tofu slices until golden brown, turning once.

Step 4:
One by one, dip the fried tofu slices in the sauce and return to the skillet, making layers. Pour the rest of the sauce over tofu.

Step 5:
Cook tofu and sauce over medium heat about 5 minutes, or until tofu soaks up sauce. Serve with rice, vegetables, and salad.

Food: Soy-Sesame Tofu/To-fu Jo Rim

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