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Crispy Sesame Seed Tofu with Peanut Sauce

Get ready to turn tofu into a family dish everyone will love with our crispy sesame seed tofu sticks, served with a creamy peanut sauce and sautéed vegetables. This recipe skillfully combines flavors and textures, providing a rich and satisfying dining experience. Thanks to the refined addition of fresh ginger and the choice of lime or lemon juice, each bite is a promise of pleasure. Ideal for those looking to incorporate tofu into their diet or surprise their family with a dinner that is both healthy and deliciously different, this approach makes tofu look festive and flavorful. Embark with us on a taste journey that transforms simple tofu into a crispy treat, ensuring a hit with the whole family.

🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 15 minutes (plus 1 to 2 hours to marinate)
🍳 Cooking time 30 minutes
⏲️ Total time 45 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level AVERAGE
🍽️ Servings 4 people
🔥 Calories (approximate) 500 per serving

Ingredients for the tofu:

  • 400g firm tofu
  • Peanut oil for cooking

For the marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed pepper flakes (optional)

For the breading:

  • Flour (to coat)
  • 1-2 beaten eggs (with a pinch of salt)
  • Mixture of panko breadcrumbs and sesame seeds

For the peanut sauce:

  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter (crunchy or creamy of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • Hot water to adjust consistency

For the sautéed vegetables:

  • Red peppers, onions, asparagus, broccoli (your choice)
  • Sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch diluted in 2 tablespoons of water


  • Cooked white rice


This recipe combines crunch, flavor and nutrition for a complete meal that the whole family will enjoy, including your son. Enjoy your food !


Q1: Does tofu absolutely have to be pressed before cooking?

A1: Yes, pressing tofu is crucial to remove excess water, resulting in a crispier texture after cooking. Use paper towels or a clean cloth to gently squeeze it.

Q2: Can you cook tofu other than in a pan?

A2: Yes, although the recipe suggests cooking it in the pan to get a golden, crispy crust, you can also cook it in the oven. Be sure to turn it halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.

Q3: Is this recipe suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets?

A3: The recipe is vegetarian as is. For a vegan version, be sure to omit the fish sauce or replace it with a vegan substitute.

Q4: Can we use a type of tofu other than firm tofu for this recipe?

A4: For this recipe, firm or extra-firm tofu is ideal because it maintains its shape and texture during breading and cooking. Softer tofus may break or not reach the desired consistency.

Q5: Is there a gluten-free alternative for breading?

A5: Yes, for a gluten-free version, you can replace the panko breadcrumbs with gluten-free breadcrumbs or ground oatmeal. Also make sure other ingredients, like soy sauce, are certified gluten-free.

Q6: How do I store leftover crispy tofu sticks?

A6: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat them, place them in the oven or in a pan to regain their crispiness.

Q7: Can other vegetables be added to stir-fried vegetables?

A7: Absolutely, this recipe is very versatile. Feel free to add other vegetables of your choice, such as carrots, spinach or mushrooms, to diversify the flavors and colors.

Q8: Is there an alternative to peanut oil for cooking?

A8: If you have a peanut allergy or prefer another oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, or even light olive oil may be good alternatives. Choose an oil with a high smoke point for high-heat cooking.

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