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                     DEEP-FRIED TOFU WITH PEANUT SAUCE
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Thai
                 Snacks                           Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Tofu, pressed
    2       ea           Garlic cloves, chopped
    1       ea           Cilantro root, chopped
    3       ea           Dried red chilies, soaked &
                         -- chopped, seeded
      1/2   ts           Salt
      3/4   c            Rice vinegar
      1/4   c            Sugar
      1/2   c            Peanuts, finely chopped
    2       c            Peanut -ÿÿvegetable oil
                         -----GARNISH-----
    2       ts           Cilantro leaves, chopped
    2       ts           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.
   
   NOTE:  Apparently you can buy tofu already deep-fried.
   If using this product, then only deep-fry it again for
   1 minute.
   
   Puangkram C. Schmitz & Michael J. Worman, ”Practical
   Thai Cooking"
  
 
 
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