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Braised Egg Tofu Recipe

Try this Egg Tofu Recipe to enjoy a meaty texture that makes eating healthy a fun and enjoyable experience. It’s a delightful way to change how you see tofu.

Tofu and eggs
Delicious Tofu and eggs
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About this Egg Tofu Recipe

Tofu has been a popular and healthy ingredient in Asian cooking for ages. While it’s well-known in Asia, many in the West often associate it with vegan or vegetarian diets. But this recipe is here to show even non-vegetarians how delicious Tofu can be.

I’ve cooked this recipe countless times, and it’s so simple to make that you can hardly go wrong with it.

The best part? It tastes just like meat! Imagine tofu cubes fried with eggs, giving them a texture similar to tender chicken or pork. Plus, the celery not only adds flavor but also gives a nice crunch to the dish.

Tofu and eggs
Egg Tofu Recipe

Instructions

  1. Start by pan-frying the tofu cubes until they are lightly golden.
  2. Next, add the eggs and coat the tofu evenly.
  3. Then, braise the tofu and eggs in the sauce.
  4. Lastly, reduce the sauce to your desired consistency and add the diced celery.
Tofu and eggs
Egg Tofu Recipe

Ingredients

  • Tofu: This recipe calls for firm tofu as it holds its shape well, unlike soft tofu which can easily fall apart. For a softer texture, you can cut the Tofu into larger cubes.
  • Soy sauce: The quality of soy sauce plays a crucial role in this recipe, for the best results I recommend using leekumkee soy sauce.
  • Celery: Celery adds a fragrant flavor and a crunchy texture to the dish, but it can be substituted with other herbs like coriander, spring onions, or any other herb of your preference.
  • To ensure a foolproof result, it is recommended to use a non-stick pan for this recipe.
Tofu and eggs
Tofu and eggs

FAQs

Can I use a different pan than a non-stick pan?

A non-stick pan is recommended for this recipe because it ensures that the tofu won’t stick to the pan and makes it easier to flip. However, you can use a different pan, but you may need to use more oil to prevent sticking.

Can I use a different type of sauce for this recipe?

The sauce in this recipe is straightforward yet delicious, but you can always add more ingredients to intensify the taste. Some options include chili flakes, garlic, oyster sauce, and sesame oil. These ingredients will give the sauce an extra kick and complexity of flavor.

Other Tofu recipes to try:

Bacon and Tofu stir fry

Braised Tofu

Now that you know how to make this quick and delicious egg tofu recipe. With only 15 minutes of prep time and healthy ingredients, it’s time to give it a try!

Tofu and eggs

Braised Egg Tofu Recipe

Try this Egg Tofu Recipe for a meaty texture that makes eating healthy a lot of fun. An easy recipe is ready in 15 minutes.
Author: Lei
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: asian, Chinese
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 500 g Tofu (cut into 1.5cm cubes)
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 tablespoon oil

Instructions

  • Pan-frying Tofu: Add the oil to a non-stick pan over medium heat. Pan-fry the tofu cubes until lightly golden.
  • Adding eggs: Pour egg liquid into the Tofu in the pan. When the egg liquid condenses. turn around and cook till both sides are lightly golden. Separate them into pieces.
  • Braising tofu and eggs: Add the soy sauce and water, put on the lid, and cook for 5 minutes over low-medium heat.
  • Finishing: Take off the lid and add the diced celery. Cook until all the liquid evaporated and starts sizzling. Serve with rice or noodles.

Recipe Notes:

  • Tofu: This recipe calls for firm tofu as it holds its shape well, unlike soft tofu which can easily fall apart. For a softer texture, you can cut the Tofu into larger cubes.
  • Soy sauce: The quality of soy sauce plays a crucial role in this recipe, for the best results I recommend using leekumkee soy sauce.
  • Celery: Celery adds a fragrant flavor and a crunchy texture to the dish, but it can be substituted with other herbs like coriander, spring onions, or any other herb of your preference.
  • To ensure a foolproof result, it is recommended to use a non-stick pan for this recipe.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 528kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 29gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 587mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 294IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 345mgIron: 4mg

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