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    Deep Fried Tofu with Peanut Sauce

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    20 mins

    15 mins

    5 mins

    Mirj's Note:

    Do you want to know a secret? This is my favorite thing to eat when I'm alone in the house (rare) in front of the TV watching soap operas.

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    1. 1
      Cut the tofu in 1- 1/2 inch square pieces.
    2. 2
      Set aside.
    3. 3
      Make a paste (with such small quantities, a mortar and pestle are probably the easiest method) of the garlic, coriander, 3 seeded chili peppers, and salt.
    4. 4
      Add the vinegar and mix.
    5. 5
      Dissolve the 1/4 cup sugar in 1/4 cup hot water and add it to the paste along with the 1/4 cup of chopped peanuts.
    6. 6
      Mix well (the food processor helps here) and put it in a serving bowl.
    7. 7
      Sprinkle with coriander leaves and red pepper flakes.
    8. 8
      Put the 2 cup of peanut oil in a wok or frying pan over medium-high heat.
    9. 9
      Deep-fry the tofu in hot (360 degrees Fahrenheit) oil for 5 minutes, until a light gold.
    10. 10
      Drain on paper towels.
    11. 11
      Place the tofu on a serving plate and the bowl of peanut sauce next to it.
    12. 12
      Use the peanut sauce as a dip.
    13. 13
      Serve either hot or at room temperature.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 30, 2002


      The sauce for this is SO GOOD! It was my mother's first time to eat tofu and she gave it a 5 star rating. I loved it. We spent the rest of the night trying to figure out what else we could use the sauce for. She voted egg rolls, I am thinking salmon. Thanks again.

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    • on June 27, 2003


      I made this in an attempt to recreate a dish I had at a thai restaurant many years ago. As such I made a few changes: I dusted the tofu with cornstarch to give it more of a crust, and then added it to some stir fried spinach and served with the peanut sauce. The only change I made to the peanut sauce is I used light peanut butter instead of the peanuts. I was very pleased with the results and have lots of sauce left over (I knew it was going to be good so I doubled the recipe) and am going to serve the remaining sauce with the satay skewers! Neither my husband nor I are big tofu eaters, but this was very, very good. Thanks Mirj, for another great recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Deep Fried Tofu with Peanut Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (221 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 835.7
    Calories from Fat 758
    Total Fat 84.2 g
    Saturated Fat 13.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 594.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 10.9 g
    Protein 10.5 g

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