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Deep-Fried Tofu with Peanut Sauce

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Category: Thai, Snacks, Appetizers, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Tofu, pressed
  • 2 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Cilantro root, chopped
  • 3 Dried red chilies, soaked &
  • -- chopped, seeded
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 3/4 c Rice vinegar
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Peanuts, finely chopped
  • 2 c Peanut -=OR=- vegetable oil


2 ts Cilantro leaves, chopped
2 ts Red pepper flakes

Cut the tofu into cubes 1" X 1" X 1 1/2". Set aside.

Make a paste of the garlic, cilantro root, chili peppers & salt. Add
the vinegar & mix.

Dissolve the sugar in 1/4 c hot water & add it to the paste along
with the peanuts. Sprinkle with cilantro leaves & red pepper flakes.

Put the oil in a wok & heat until hot. Deep-fry the tofu for 5
minutes until it becomes light brown. Drain on paper towels.

Place tofu on a serving plate with the peanut sauce next to it. Use
the sauce as a dip. Serve either hot or at room temperature.

NOTE: Apparently you can buy tofu already deep-fried. If using this
product, then only deep-fry it again for 1 minute.

Puangkram C. Schmitz & Michael J. Worman, "Practical Thai Cooking"

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