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Deep-Fried Tofu With Peanut Sauce

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  • 1 lb tofu, pressed
  • 2 each garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 each cilantro root, chopped
  • 3 each dried red chilies, soaked & chopped, seeded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup 0eanuts, finely chopped
  • 2 cup peanut or vegetable oil


  • 2 teaspoon cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


Cut the tofu into cubes 1" X 1" X 1 1/2". Set aside.

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

Dissolve the sugar in 1/4 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.


You can buy tofu already deep-fried. If using this product, then only deep-fry it again for 1 minute.

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