*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                     FRIED BEANCURD IN RED CHILE SAUCE
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       tb           Korean red chile flakes
                         -(there is no substitute)
    2       tb           Tamari or soy sauce
    1       tb           Water
    1       t            Sesame oil
    1                    Garlic clove -- minced
    3                    Scallions -- sliced
    1                    Fresh chile (green or red)
                         -- minced
      1/2   ts           Sugar (optional)
   19       oz           Tofu, preferably firm
                         Vegetable oil -- for frying
    1       t            Crushed toasted sesame seeds
 
   In a bowl, combine red chiles, tamari or soy sauce,
   water, sesame oil, minced garlic, sliced scallions,
   fresh chile and sugar (if using).  Set aside until
   tofu is fried.
   
   Cut tofu into serving portions or largish chunks, and
   pat dry with paper towels.  Heat 1 or 2 inches of
   vegetable oil in a skillet or wok set over moderately
   high heat. Fry tofu pieces until golden brown on all
   sides, turning as necessary. Remove tofu from oil and
   place in a deep serving dish or shallow bowl.  Pour
   chile mixture over tofu, turning pieces to coat
   evenly. Sprinkle with crushed toasted sesame seeds and
   serve warm with hot steamed rice, and assorted
   vegetable relishes or dressed salad greens.
   
   Leftovers can be coarsely chopped and mixed with some
   corn kernels or other veggies for a yummy (cold or
   hot) filling in flour tortillas.
   
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