Thursday, June 30, 2011
As simple as it sounds. And even better than Chinese restaurants! I was surprised, and pleased.
1 package firm tofu (I used a 16 oz. package)
about 1/2 cup flour for dusting
peanut oil for frying
1. Pre-heat deep fryer oil. If no deep fryer, preheat 4 inches of peanut oil in a pan to 375 F.
2. Cut tofu into small, thin shapes. What I did is cut tofu block height-wise in half, then cut length wise 4 times, then width-wise 4 times, ending up with 32 little squares.
3. Place some flour into a bowl, and completely coat tofu pieces, inserting them into the oil as you go, and taking them out as they turn golden brown and puffy.
4. Place cooked pieces on a paper towel-lined plate to drain oil. Use in stir-fries, fried rice, or just as finger food and dip into sauce.