CRISPY FRIED TOFU WITH SWEET CHILLE SAUCE
For the Tofu:
- 1 (14-oz) block “Medium-Form” or “Soft-Tofu”
- ¾ Cup Cornstarch
- ¼ Cup Cornmeal
- Chili Flakes to taste (optional)
For the Sweet Chilli Sauce:
- 3 tbsp Sugar
- ¼ Cup Water
- ¼ Cup Rice Vinegar
- 2 tsp Cornstarch
- 1 tbsp Sambal Oelek (If you cannot find it, use whatever chili paste is available to you and add as per taste.)
- Slice the tofu into cubes/1-inch thick slabs. But before that make sure that drain any water and pat it dry completely. (Important Tip: I was a little slack in doing a good job and it shows the way it fried. So make sure to use several layers of paper towels and let it sit for few minutes esp. if you are using the tofu that comes with water)
- While that’s draining, mix the remaining ingredients in the “Tofu” section in a pan.
- Make sure to blend it well. Next add the tofu cubes to this mixture.
- Coat it well. Due to the mistake (as mentioned in the Step 1 tip), my coating was not as smooth as it should be.
- In a shallow (12 inch non stick) pan heat some ¾ cup of vegetable oil until shimmering in med-high heat. Carefully add the tofu to the oil turning it until its crisp and golden on all sides. It takes about 5 minutes.
- Gently lift the tofu and drain them on paper towels. You can transfer them to 200F oven to keep them warm.
- Meanwhile for the sauce, whisk all the ingredients mentioned in a small saucepan and cook over med-high hear, whisking constantly, until the sauce is hot and thickened. take around 5 minutes. Cover and set aside to keep warm.
- That beautiful shiny, glossy and addictive sauce works so wonderfully with that crispy tofu.
Recipe By Chefinyou
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