Deep-fried tofu with peanut sauce

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Tofu, pressed
2 eaches Garlic cloves, chopped
1 each Cilantro root, chopped
3 eaches Dried red chilies, soaked & chopped, seeded
2 teaspoons Cilantro leaves, chopped
½ teaspoon Salt
¾ cup Rice vinegar
¼ cup Sugar
½ cup Peanuts, finely chopped
2 cups Peanut -=OR=- vegetable oil
2 teaspoons Red pepper flakes


Cut the tofu into cubes 1" X 1" X 1½". Set aside.

Make a paste of the garlic, cilantro root, chili peppers & salt. Add the vinegar & mix.

Dissolve the sugar in ¼ c hot water & add it to the paste along with the peanuts. Sprinkle with cilantro leaves & red pepper flakes.

Put the oil in a wok & 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.

Puangkram C. Schmitz & Michael J. Worman, "Practical Thai Cooking" Submitted By MARK SATTERLY On 10-12-94

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