This recipe for orange tofu was more than heavily inspired by the orange chicken at Panda Express. If you're craving a vegan version of that dish, then look no further.
In smaller bowl, or measuring cup, combine the cornstarch, flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and water. Stir well until there are no more lumps. You are looking for the consistency of a thin pancake batter.
Pour the flour and cornstarch batter over the tofu cubes. Very gently stir the tofu around until every piece is coated in the batter.
One by one, gently place your coated tofu cubes into the heated frying oil. Make sure not to overcrowd your pan or deep fryer. Allow the tofu to cook until they are just golden brown and crispy. You will probably have to work in batches, so set your cooked tofu on a drying rack or paper towel lined plate until all of your tofu is cooked.
Note: Don’t want to use tofu? Cauliflower is also incredible in this dish. Don’t want to deep fry? Then just use my recipe for air-fried tofu and cauliflower.