Drain tofu and wrap in paper towel or tea towel to remove excess water. Repeat 3 to 4 times until the tofu is drier. Slice tofu into 1 inch cubes and transfer to a plate.
Dust each tofu cube with potato starch until all sides are coated.
In a large pan over high heat, add oil and swirl to coat all sides. When the oil is hot, add tofu and fry all four sides until golden (5-7 minutes).
Transfer to a paper towel and drain.
Put all the ingredients – except for cornstarch – for the sauce in a pan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and slowly whisk in the cornstarch and water mix. Keep on whisking until the sauce thickens.
Turn the heat off and stir in sesame oil, dried chiles and half of the scallions into the sauce.
Sprinkle leftover scallions on top of the fried tofu cubes and pour half of the sauce over.
Pour what’s left of the sauce into a bowl and serve it next to the general tso tofu. Add more sauce if needed.
This General Tso Tofu Recipe Is: High in calcium Very low in cholesterol High in iron