Pan-fried tofu

Pan-fried tofu


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About this recipe: This is a quick and easy Chinese tofu dish. Tofu is blanched, then pan-fried until golden and drizzled with a spicy sauce. Enjoy with freshly cooked rice.


Makes: 3 to 4 servings

  • 500g firm tofu, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 red chilli peppers, julienned
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken stock granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped spring onion
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Blanch the tofu in lightly salted boiling water. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok until hot. Add the tofu and fry until golden all over. Transfer to a serving dish.
  3. Make the sauce by combining the chillies, salt, chicken stock granules, vinegar, soy sauce and spring onion in a heat-safe bowl. Heat 2 teaspoons oil until very hot and pour into the bowl, mix well.
  4. Drizzle the sauce over the fried tofu and serve.

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I'm not crazy about tofu, but this was unexpectedly tasty, even my meat-eating mother enjoyed it. I used rehydrated chilli flakes instead of fresh chilli peppers as I didn't have any to hand, and also omitted the chicken stock granules to make it suitable for vegans. I added some alfalfa sprouts, and extra spring onions. We ate it accompanied with rice, the sauce was really delicious. I'm sure I will make this again! - 22 Dec 2012

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