Fried Tofu



  • 1 (12 oz.) package extra firm tofu
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin* sauce


Cut tofu into 12 cubes. Place cornstarch on plate or in shallow bowl and dredge tofu in it, coating thoroughly. Heat enough oil so that tofu will be half-way submerged. Fry tofu in hot oil for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until crispy. Drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle green onions over tofu and drizzle with hoisin sauce. Serve immediately.
*Hoisin sauce, also called Peking sauce, is a thick, reddish-brown sauce that is sweet and spicy, and widely used in Chinese cooking. It?s a mixture of soybeans, garlic, Chili peppers and various spices. It can be found in Asian markets and many large supermarkets. If not in stock, ask your grocer to special order it for you.
Serve with stir fry, rice, or any Oriental meal.

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