Nice dish! Instead of frying the tofu (medium firm) I pressed it and then dry fried it. It is a great technique for cooking tofu to a more crispy form without adding fat. Heat a well seasoned iron skillet on med low and then place tofu pieces in pan....the tofu will take at leat 5 or minutes per side to brown. Other than that I proceeded has the recipe indicated. Very good, if your trying to find ways to eat less meat...this recipe might make you a believer.
We loved how the eggplant came out in this dish. I used less sugar and served this with brown rice. I wasn't sure if the 2/3 cup liquid would be too much, but it reduced so quickly (the flour worked like a charm!) that I was glad that I used the full amount of water. I think water chestnuts would be great in this to add a little crunch.
I loved this dish! I halved the recipe, used less jalapeno and served with brown rice. Truly delicious! Thank you! Made for Pick a Chef*PAC).