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Crispy Tofu Pad Thai

This is the best Pad Thai recipe I’ve tried – it has a lot of flavor, and the tofu is great. Next time I’ll find the right noodles – the rice sticks were a little too thin, and it threw off the “normal” Pad Thai texture. I’ll definitely be making this one again!

Crispy Tofu Pad Thai

Crispy Tofu Pad Thai
Cooking Light January 2009

Plant-based proteins like tofu and peanuts are abundant sources of protein.

1 (12.3-ounce) package reduced-fat, firm tofu, drained
1 tablespoon cornstarch
6 ounces flat uncooked rice noodles
½ cup ketchup
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
½ cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
4 lime wedges

1. Place tofu on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 30 minutes, pressing down occasionally. Cut tofu into 1/2-inch cubes, and toss with cornstarch.

2. Prepare noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well; set aside.

3. Combine ketchup, sugar, fish sauce, and Sriracha. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu to pan; sauté 7 minutes or until golden. Remove tofu from pan.

4. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in pan. Add eggs and egg white; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from pan. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in pan. Add noodles; cook 3 minutes. Stir in ketchup mixture; cook 30 seconds. Add egg mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring often. Remove from heat; stir in onions and cilantro. Place 1 cup noodle mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each with 1/2 cup tofu and 1 1/2 teaspoons peanuts. Serve with lime wedges.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional notes:
CALORIES 419 (0.0% from fat); FAT 14.4g (sat 1.7g,mono 6.8g,poly 3.5g); IRON 3.3mg; CHOLESTEROL 106mg; CALCIUM 374mg; CARBOHYDRATE 57.5g; SODIUM 845mg; PROTEIN 15.4g; FIBER 2.8g

MacGourmet Rating: 5 Stars


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