Deep-Fried Tofu with Peanut Sauce
dried red chiles
soaked, chopped, seeded
or vegetable oil
red pepper flakes
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.