Crispy Tofu with Sesame Asparagus and Dipping Sauce

Crispy Tofu with Sesame Asparagus and Dipping Sauce
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 1 lb. medium asparagus, trimmed
  • ½ cup plus 3 Tbs. hoisin sauce
  • ¼ cup plus 1 Tbs. peanut oil
  • 4 tsp. Asian sesame oil
  • 1 14-oz. package extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 2 large eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 2 cups panko
    • ½ cup cornstarch
    • 4 Tbs. seasoned rice vinegar
    • 2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
    • ¾ tsp. Asian chili garlic sauce
    • Freshly ground black pepper

Slice the tofu in half crosswise. Slice each half once on the diagonal, lay cut side down, and cut each vertically into 3 slices, to make 12 triangles. Arrange the slices on double-thick layers of paper towels and press to remove as much moisture as possible. Repeat as necessary to dry the tofu w...

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