Sweet and Sour Tokwa
Fried tofu with sweet and sour sauce.
Servings: 4 people
- 16 ounces extra firm tofu cubed
- 1 piece green bell pepper sliced into squares
- 1 piece red bell pepper sliced into squares
- 1 piece onion chopped
- 1 piece carrot sliced crosswise
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic minced
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 7 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
- 1/3 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 cups cooking oil
Prepare the tofu by heating 2 cups oil in a pot. Deep-fry tofu until golden brown. Set aside.
Prepare the sweet and sour sauce by combining sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and water in a bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
Scoop around 3 tablespoon of cooking oil from the pot where the tofu was fried. Pour it into a clean pan. Heat oil and saute garlic until it starts to brown.
Add onion. Continue sautéing until the layers are separated. Put carrot, pineapple, and bell peppers. Saute for 2 to 5 minutes.
Pour-in sweet and sour sauce mixture. Stir and let it boil. Continue cooking in low to medium heat for 2 minutes.
Thicken the sauce by combining cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water. Mix and then pour into the pan. Stir until the sauce thicken.
Add fried tofu back into the pan. Stir. Serve hot.
Calories: 1227kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 114g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 3676IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg