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Basic Stir-Fried Bean Curd

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 4 Cakes bean curd
  • 1 Scallion stalk
  • 3 -(up to)
  • 4 tb 0il
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 2 tb Soy sauce
  • 1/4 ts Salt


1. Cut each bean curd cake in 6 to 8 pieces or in 1-inch cubes. Cut
scallion stalk in 1-inch sections.

2. Heat oil. Add salt; then scallion, and stir-fry a few times until
translucent. Add bean curd; stir-fry gently until heated through (2 to 3

3. Sprinkle with soy sauce and remaining salt and stir in gently.

NOTE: Since bean curd is fragile, vigorous stir-frying will demolish it.
Therefore shake or tilt the pan from time to time to baste the bean curd
with hot oil; or else separately turn the pieces so they can heat through

1. For the soy sauce, substitute oyster sauce.

2. Use 4 or 5 whole scallions, cut in 1-inch lengths.

3. Before serving, sprinkle bean curd with a few drops of sesame oil; or
garnish with minced raw scallion.

4. With Chinese sausage: Steam 4 Chinese sausages 15 minutes; then slice
thin. Add to heated oil in step 2 and brown lightly; then stir-fry scallion
and bean curd.

5. With mushrooms (fresh): In step 2, add after the scallion, 1/4 pound
fresh mushrooms, sliced, and stir-fry until slightly softened. Then add the
bean curd and continue as in steps 2 and 3.

6. With mushrooms (dried): After step 2, add 10 dried black mushrooms
(soaked), sliced, the soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Then gently stir in
1/2 cup of the mushroom-soaking liquid or stock. Bring to a boil and
simmer, covered, 5 minutes over medium heat.

7. With roast pork: In step 2, add after the scallion, 1/4 cup roast pork,
sliced or diced, and stir-fry a few times. Then add the bean curd and
continue as in steps 2 and 3.

8. With shrimp: In step 2, add after the scallion 1/4 cup raw shrimp,
shelled, deveined and cut in 1-inch pieces; stir-fry until pinkish. Then
add bean curd and continue as in steps 2 and 3.

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