Fried Tofu


Found this on Chow and had to make it! It’s a super quick tasty meal.

2 1/2 TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP Korean red pepper flakes
2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 large garlic clove, very finely chopped
1/2 TBSP toasted sesame oil
2 tps finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
One 14-ounce container firm tofu
Peanut oil, for frying
3 scallion, thinly sliced
Steamed rice, for serving

In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce with the sugar, red pepper, garlic, sesame oil, ginger and sesame seeds.

Slice the tofu crosswise into 8 thin slabs. Dry the tofu with paper towels, pressing until no moisture remains.
In a large skillet, heat 2 TBSP of oil until shimmering. Add the tofu and cook over moderate heat, turning once, until browned and crisp, about 8 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

Spoon the sauce over the fried tofu and sprinkle with the scallion.

Serve with steamed rice.

Serves 4.