Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Deep Fried Tofu - Filipino Style

A must-try yummy fried tofu ... Thanks to my Chef mom, Mama Lorraine Carluen.  
Happy reading! Cheers! 


Mommy Mai

For a crispier and crunchier tofu texture, increased palatability, golden brown color, consider deep-frying. This is really a very easy, healthy and budget-friendly recipe.

Quantities and measurements vary on your preference/s.

medium or firm tofu 
tablespoons of cornstarch or flour, as needed
extra virgin olive oil or sesame/canola oil for deep frying, as needed

Wash and drain the tofu carefully.
Cut the tofu into cubes, usually four parts per piece, as desired.

Directions for Deep-fried Tofu:
Roll the tofu in the cornstarch or flour with salt and pepper to taste. 
(Optional: You may also coat the tofu with egg and cracker/bread crumbs.)

Heat wok and add oil for deep frying. When the oil is heated to at least 350 degrees F., carefully add 2-4 tofu pieces into the wok.

Fry, stirring occasionally, until the tofu is golden on both sides. 
Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. 
Keep warm while frying the remaining tofu. 

Serve with Soy-ginger Dressing, Sweet and Sour Sauce, or Chinese-Style Peanut Sauce.

Enjoy this yummy treat! Hugs.   :-) Super thanks to my Chef Mom 

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