I love garlic. Love love love it. My mom's the same way, but unfortunately, as she's gotten older, she just can't handle it any more. I feel sorry for her. Garlic is one of those things that flavors a dish without really adding much else. It's absolutely perfect for tofu which lacks its own flavor. Just gets niiiice and garlicy. mmmm little garlic cubes of goodness.
This recipe is especially easy because really, all you do is add the garlic sauce to the fried tofu and in almost seconds dinner is ready. Perfect for a work night. Unfortunately I didn't make enough for leftovers, which I was pretty bummed about, given that this was sooo good.
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup steak sauce
1/8 cup water
1/4 onion, minced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1) Cut tofu in half and place on paper towels on a plate. Cover with paper towels and another dish. Let sit for 30 minutes to drain out water. (Brownie points for the class if they remember why we do this)
2) Combine all other ingredients and whisk.
3) In a large saute pan, heat 1 Tbsp of oil. Add tofu. Cook until the tofu is golden brown on all sides.
4) Add sauce. Bring to a boil, and lower to a simmer. Let simmer a little bit and then serve.