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Pan Fried Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Servings: 2   |   Prep Time: 20 minutes

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

1 tablespoonpeanut butter
3 tablespoons skim milk or 3 tablespoons soymilk or 3 tablespoons coconut milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon soy sauce or 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon chili sauce or 1 tablespoon ketchup
1 dash chili flakes
salt and pepper, to taste

1. Drain tofu (press 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. 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. If you use coconut milk, add 1/2 - 1 tsp of lime juice.
11. Serve hot, as a snack or appetizer.


Recipe Comments

Nov 10th 2013
It's important to serve this dish hot as the texture of the tofu changes once it cools. I used smooth peanut butter to make the sauce but in hindsight I think crunchy would have been even better.
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