By WaterMelon on August 20, 2003
Photo by WaterMelon
Photo by WaterMelon
"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!"
Serving Size: 1 (177 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"This is by far my favorite way to eat tofu - it's SUPER EASY to make, SUPER YUMMY - and seriously addicting!!! The tofu turns out so light & crispy. Even my husband who doesn't really like tofu loves this and we always fight over the last piece. I always use x-tra firm tofu and drain it for 30 mins before frying by placing it b/w 2 plates weighted by a cast-iron pan. Then I fry it in a little peanut oil. It always turns out perfect. We have made the peanut sauce in every combination possible and we love it best with chunky peanut butter, fresh minced garlic, soy sauce, coconut milk, 1/2 tbsp. chili sauce, and the juice from 1/2 a lime which makes is more Thai-like. We love spicy food, but found we didn't need the chili flakes - it was spicy enough with the chili sauce. This is a favorite appetizer/light meal in our house that we feel good about eating!!! Thanks WaterMelon!"
"This was very tasty! I made a whole meal out of it. After I finished fying the tofu, I sauteed broccoli, red peppers and green onions using the same oil. When the veggies were done, I put the tofu back into the pan. I TRIPPLED the peanut sauce, and when that finished cooking I poured it over the tofu/veggie mixture. We ate the mixture over steamed rice. My DH loved it. We will definitely be making again."
"I loved this recipe! I tweaked the sauce a bit by adding some rice vinegar. I served this with soba noodles and spinach. Yum! Thanks for sharing!"
"The best tofu we've ever had, whether at home or in a restaurant. I love the bit of crunch the cornstarch added to the tofu and the dressing is very addictive. I used a whole pound of extra firm tofu, tripled the dressing amount and served the whole thing with an oriental style cabbage salad as a main dish. I ended up using the peanut dressing on the salad, it was that good. I'm already craving it again and I type this. Thanks Watermelon for sharing this recipe!"
"I really loved this. Lately, I've been frying tofu because I love the crunchy shell and creamy interior. I haven't used cornstarch as a base, but that's the ticket. Golden, crunchy in less time than just frying. The sauce was great, as well."
"DH was so sure he wasn't going to like this....ha ha. He loved it. The tofu gets nice and crispy on the edges and soft and creamy in the center. The sauce to dip into was equally delicious. He couldn't get enough and neither could I. Thank you for sharing with us."
"so i approached the tofu with my usual circumspection, hemmed and hawed before deciding to try this, and am i pleased i did! i loved the peanut flavor and didn't find it overtly prominent like some of the reviewers did. i went with the coconut milk/soy sauce/ketchup option - drizzled with lime as you suggested. this sauce (along with the cornstarch) really did the trick for the dubious tofu!"
"Super easy. Make sure to fry the tofu well in just a little oil. I then remove extra oil and pour the warm sauce over it. Was lovely with a carrot salad with lemony dressing."
"This is super easy but I think it depends on the kind of butter. Mine rendered the sauce which looked like a paste so I kept adding milk, soya sauce, garlic powder and chilli flakes, much more than in the recipe. The final result is quite good, next time I will tweak it more and experiment with it more. That is why I am giving it only 3 stars. Definitely worth keeping though because it's easy and you'd normally have those ingredients at home, at least in my home..."
"I'll admit I was a bit hesitant, but intrigued when I first saw this recipe. Spicy peanut sauce? It just didn't make sense to me when I was reading the recipe and making it. Then I tried it, and I must say it was awesome. The sauce definitely gave the tofu a good flavor and I'll be making this again soon. Firming the tofu was extremely easy with a press I got from TofuXpress. I recommend it to anyone who has trouble draining tofu."
"Soooo yummy! I used coconut milk, DELICIOUS... and i like it hot so I added a little cayenne too because I love it. Thank you!! <3"
"I made the peanut sauce to pour over chicken. It was alright but I honestly did not enjoy it very much. The flavor was a bit off and did not taste quite right..."
"This dish is great! I added a little too many red pepper flakes but I'm trying again this weekend for friends. Great little appetizer."
"I was ready to give the fried tofu five stars and the peanut sauce only one. I like my peanut sauce sweet & spicy and I was adding tons of coconut milk and sweetener to try to get it to my liking. But as I was clearing my mess in the kitchen, I tasted to the coconut milk and discovered that Lite Coconut Milk is not only light in fat and calories but light in taste. It hardly tastes like coconut milk at all. So I'm sure that when I make this again, and I definitely will, I'll make it with full fat coconut milk and hope that it actually has the right flavor."
"So I only made the sauce, it was a dipping sauce for a fondue party, and it was perfect. I used 1/2 ketchup and 1/2 chili sauce, and it was spicy enough for the spice lovers and not too spicy for everyone else. Didnt have any chili flakes, and used Lactaid 2%. Delicious. Can't wait to try making the tofu with it!"
"This was really good! Will be making again soon!"
"The best best best!!! The peanut sauce is also versatile because you can use it on a fresh garden salad instead of using salad dressing....Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, it was great!"
"I have to admit, I didn't make the tofu part, I just made the sauce, however this has to be the BEST sauce I've ever had. It's beats any restaurant or bottled sauce even. And so easy. YUMMY!"