Spicy Fried Tofu Recipe

Spicy Fried Tofu is a popular Chinese Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Vegetarian
Course :
Side Dish
Cuisine :
Chinese
Technique :
Shallow Fry
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 2
RATINGs :
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • 1 package - Tofu (about 400 g) preferably extra firm
  • 1 - small or 1/2 - large bell pepper (chopped)
  • 4 - spring onions/scallions with the greens (chopped)
  • 2 - Garlic Cloves (chopped finely)
  • 2 tbsp - soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp - Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp - chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp - Corn flour
  • 1/4 tsp -salt
  • 1/4 tsp - crushed black pepper
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp oil
  • How to Make Spicy Fried Tofu:

    1. Drain the tofu well and remove most of the moisture by wrapping it in several paper towels and pressing it down with a weight. Then chop them into small cubes.
    2. Add the corn flour, salt and pepper to the chopped tofu and mix it well.
    3. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wok or fry pan and add the tofu in it and shallow fry it until golden brown.
    4. Drain it on a paper towel and keep aside.
    5. In the same pan, heat the remaining 1 tsp of oil.
    6. Add the minced garlic and fry for 10 seconds.
    7. Now add the spring onions (keep a few green to garnish) and saute for about a minute.
    8. Then add the chopped bell pepper and saute further for a couple of minutes.
    9. Now add the soy sauce, brown sugar and the sriracha (chilli sauce) and mix well.
    10. To this add the fried tofu and give it a good toss to mix well.
    11. Transfer it to a serving platter and garnish with the spring onion top.
    12. Serve as is or with sweet chilli sauce.
    13. Recipe and image courtesy: My Cooking Journey



     

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