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Deep-Fried Tofu with Peanut Sauce

 

24

Yield

6

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

5

min

Ready

25

min

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

1 pound tofu
pressed
2 cloves garlic
chopped
1 each cilantro root
chopped
*
3 each dried red chiles
soaked, chopped, seeded
*
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup rice vinegar
¼ cup sugar
½ cup peanuts
finely chopped
2 cups peanut oil
or vegetable oil
Garnish
2 teaspoons cilantro
chopped
*
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

Directions

Cut the tofu into cubes 1" X 1" X 1 1/2". Set aside.

Make a paste of the garlic, cilantro root, chili peppers and salt.

Add the vinegar and mix.

Dissolve the sugar in ¼ cup hot water and add it to the paste along with the peanuts.

Sprinkle with cilantro leaves and red pepper flakes.

Put the oil in a wok and heat until hot.

Deep-fry the tofu for 5 minutes until it becomes light brown.

Drain on paper towels.

Place tofu on a serving plate with the peanut sauce next to it.

Use the sauce as a dip.

Serve either hot or at room temperature.

NOTE: Apparently you can buy tofu already deep-fried. If using this product, then only deep-fry it again for 1 minute.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 202g (7.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 85889% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 85g 130%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 54% Iron 15%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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