Pan Fried Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe

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Submitted by mgavarny

Makes 2 servings



A tasty snack or appetizer. Tofu cubes are very crispy outside, yet warm and soft inside. Sort of like Asian "french fries". And i simple love the sauce, even used it as salad dressing sometimes!

Recipe Ingredients for Pan Fried Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce

200 g firm tofu
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 salt and pepper, to taste
2 tbsp olive oil, for frying

Sauce:
1 tablespoon peanut butter (i used crunchy)
3 tablespoons skim milk or soymilk or coconut milk (will do)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon soy sauce or oyster sauce
1 tablespoon chili sauce or ketchup
1 dash chili flakes
1 salt and pepper, to taste

Recipe Directions for Pan Fried Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce

  1. Drain tofu (i pressed gently between paper towels).

  2. Cut into bite-sized cubes.

  3. Toss with cornstarch, coating the cubes.

  4. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper.

  5. Heat some oil (about 3-4 tablespoon, just ensure pan is coated).

  6. Fry the tofu cubes in batches, making sure all sides are lightly browned.

  7. Drain on paper towels, then sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired.

  8. Sauce: Heat the milk in small saucepan (you can make sauce in microwave too).

  9. Add peanut butter, stirring well.

  10. Add other seasonings, according to personal taste (I love spicy food, so i added LOTS of chilli flakes!). If you use coconut milk, add 1/2 - 1 tsp of lime juice too - it will be great!

  11. Serve hot, as a snack or appetizer. Sometimes i serve them with a sweet Chinese dessert: Green Bean Soup.

Categories

Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 163.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
282
Calories from Fat
196
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.8g
34%
Saturated Fat
3.6g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
399mg
17%
Potassium
269mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
13.1g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
11.5g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 24% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
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