Saturday, March 15, 2008

Golden Fried Tofu

I am by no means a health foodie but sometimes you have a craving for something light. This recipe just hits the spot for a perfect tea time or afternoon/evening snack. I have to remember to take pics the next time I make these tid-bits.Its silky and smooth and cruchy and just..yumm..


Tofu - Medium to firm
Oil for deep frying

1) Drain and dry the tofu. Cut into bite size cubes

2) Carefully roll them in the cornstarch. Be gentle, they are soft and may fall apart.

3) Heat oil for deep frying. Place the tofu cubes in the oil. It makes a wonderful noise as it fries up the cornstarch. It will be a light to medium golden color. Turn them over till all sides are done.

4) Place them in a paper towel to drain excess oil.

Sprinkle a little bit of salt and pepper on top if desired. The tofu I get in Dhaka is a bit salty so i leave as is. You can serve them with a sauce but i really enjoy them on its own.

Great appetizer for a party as well!