Mother Earth Living

This Can’t Be Tofu: Peppered Tofu Crisps

Transform your dishes with tofu
By Deborah Madison
January/February 2004
Add to My MSN


Content Tools

Related Content

This Can’t Be Tofu: Warm Red Cabbage Salad with Peppered Tofu Crisps

 Ever wonder what to do with a block of tofu? Here are a few recipes and cooking tips the will break...

Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Simple and delicious apple crisp recipe

Thai Spring Rolls Recipe with Peanut Dipping Sauce

With a delicious peanut dipping sauce, this Thai Spring Rolls recipe is so good you'll think it's fr...

Meatless Monday Recipe: Fusion Bread Salad with Tofu and Edamame

Fusion Bread Salad makes use of the cherry tomatoes and basil that are prime right now—and you don't...

These dark, crispy, piquant bites also can be served alone or dipped into virtually any sauce from soy sauce to balsamic vinegar to mayonnaise. If you don’t want to fry all the tofu at once, it will keep, refrigerated, in its marinade for several days.

  • 1 carton firm or extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes or ground red chile
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine or sherry
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½  cup chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 2 cups peanut oil, for frying
  1. Cut tofu crosswise into slabs half-inch thick, then lay them on several thicknesses of paper towels. Cover with additional towels and press firmly to absorb the water. Cut it into half-inch cubes and put them in a bowl. Toss with the soy sauce, black pepper, red pepper flakes and salt.
  2. Mix rice wine with the cornstarch and flour. Pour it over seasoned tofu and toss well. Add cilantro and toss once more.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy 8-inch skillet until it sizzles when a piece of tofu is added. Fry about 8 pieces at a time until golden, then scoop them out and drain on paper towels. Fry as many pieces as you wish to serve, set them on a plate or in a napkin-lined basket and serve right away.


From the book This Can’t Be Tofu! by Deborah Madison, ©2000 by Deborah Madison, published by Broadway Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

Click here for the original article, This Can’t Be Tofu.








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.