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Deep-Fried Tofu with Peanut Sauce (Blacker)


This is one of my favorites. Deep fried tofu with a peanut sauce for dipping. This one calls for pressing the tofu first. It makes it denser.









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


594 grams tofu
1 x vegetable oil
for deep frying
Peanut sauce
1 Fresh coriander root
finely chopped
1 small hot chili peppers
finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
cup peanut butter
¼ cup coconut milk


Wrap tofu in 3 sheets of absorbent paper, weigh down with plate; let stand for 4 hours.

Just before serving, cut tofu into 2 centimetre cubes.

Deep fry cubes in hot oil in batches until well browned; drain on absorbent paper.

Serve hot with warm peanut sauce.

Peanut Sauce: Combine coriander root, chilli, garlic, sugar and vinegar in pan, stir over heat until sugar is dissolved.

Stir in peanut butter and coconut milk, stir until heated through.

Serve sprinkled with fresh coriander and chilli, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Sauce can be made 3 days ahead.

Storage: Covered, in refrigerator.

Freeze: Not suitable.

Microwave: Sauce suitable.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 132g (4.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 25962% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 82mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
Sugars g
Protein 39g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 69% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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