Jim's fried beancurd in red chile sauce

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 teaspoons Red chile flakes
1 teaspoon Ginger, grated
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
¼ teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
1 tablespoon Water
½ teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Sesame oil
1 \N Garlic clove, minced
3 \N Spring onions, sliced
19 ounces Tofu, firm
2 cups Oil, for frying
1 teaspoon Sesame seeds

In a bowl, combine red chiles, soy sauce, water, sesame oil, garlic, onions, ginger, 5 spice powder and sugar.

Cut tofu into strips 3" long by 1" wide by ½ "thick, and pat dry with paper towels. Heat 1-2" of vegetable oil in a skillet or wok set over moderately high heat. Fry tofu pieces until golden brown on all sides, turning once. Remove tofu from oil and place in a serving dish . Pour chile mixture over tofu, turning pieces to coat evenly.

Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve warm with steamed rice, Kim Chi and assorted vegetable relishes and pickles.

Jim Weller

Submitted By JIM WELLER On 11-12-95

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