Fried Tofu with Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe

fried tofu with peanut dipping sauce step 1In Thailand, you find the fried tofu sold at the same stall or cart with fried taro. It is a wonderful snack even for those who are not so fond of tofu because the sweet cilantro and peanut sauce makes up for the bland tofu. I highly recommend this as a snack or appetizer even if you are not a vegetarian. I often bring this dish to potlucksbecause it is fast, tasty and both vegetarians and non-vegetarians enjoy it.

Tips and Techniques

In Thailand, peanuts are used. However, I have successfully substituted almonds.

fried tofu with peanut dipping sauce step 2Cut the tofu cubes into half and place them in a toaster oven or oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit on a cookie sheet, cast iron pan or a piece of aluminum foil for a few minutes. You just want to toast them. If you like them crispy, use lower heat and leave them in the oven longer. Flip every few minutes to toast all sides.
Serve hot with cilantro, peanut sauce belowIf pre-fried tofu cubes are not available, I suggest using extra firm tofu. Press out the water with paper towel or kitchen towel. Cut the tofu into bite size pieces. Deep fry the tofu in oil until golden brown.


Peanut Dipping Sauce for Fried Tofu

Nam Jim Tou Hu Tod น้ำจิ้มเต้าหู้ทอด
5 Servings, Prep Time: 5 Minutes, Total Time: 5 Minutes

  • 5-7 sprigs sliced cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons toasted and crushed peanuts
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

Tips and Techniques

Other nuts can be substituted for peanuts.

In a microwavable bowl, combine sugar, ground fresh chili paste, salt and vinegar.

Heat up for a minute or until sugar is dissolved. Mix in the sliced cilantro. Top with toasted and crushed peanuts.

peanut dipping sauce for fried tofu step 2

peanut dipping sauce for fried tofu step 3






Author: Natty Netsuwan 

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