Firm Tofu/Beancurd before cooking / Cut Deep-Fried Tofu
Tofu diced prior to deep-fried
This is a simple way of cooking firm tofu or beancurd. If silken tofu is used, the water in it must be drained and coated with some corn starch prior to deep-frying. You can either choose to cut the tofu into small cubes prior to deep-frying, if prefer. The deep-fried tofu goes well with various dipping sauce, like light soy sauce, light soy sauce with chilli, chilli or tomatoes sauce, teriyaki sauce etc.
Preparation: 3 mins, Cooking time: 8 mins
Ingredients (serves 2)
° 1 firm tofu/beancurd (225g), pat dry
° oil, for deep-frying
1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or wok over high heat or until a cube of bread dropped into the oil brown in few seconds.
2. Deep fry the beancurd until golden yellow. Remove, drain on kitchen paper and leave to cool.
3. Cut the tofu into smaller square.
4. Serves with light soy sauce with chilli or chilli sauce.