Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fried Tofu Fingers

I tried this dish in a restaurant back home and I find it really tasty. I remember seeing the recipe in one of the blog I frequent but I forgot who it was. So I have to recreates it based on the ingredients I remember in my kitchen. Actually this dish turns out better than I expected. I hope you will give it a try as is not that difficult to make.

Ingredients :

3 pieces of firm tofu- mashed finely
1 cup of shrimp - finely chopped
Half carrot - finely chopped
2 spring onions - finely chopped
a small bunch of cilantro/coriander - finely chopped
1 red chili - finely chopped
2 tbsp of corn flour
1 egg
1/2 tsp of sesame oil
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tbsp of soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste

1) Oil a square baking pan and mixed all the above ingredients really well. Put the mixture into the pan and press it firmly.
2) Steam for 20 min, set aside to cool completely and then chill it in the fridge for a couple of hours before cutting into it.

For frying :

1 egg - beaten
some corn flour for dredging
2 tbsp of sesame seeds
a few pieces of nori sheets - cut into 1" strips

1) Cut the tofu into 1" x 2" pieces. Wrap the nori sheet around the middle of the tofu pieces.
2) Mixed the sesame seeds with corn flour.
3) Dip the tofu pieces into the beaten egg, then coat it with the corn flour and deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.
4) Serve with sweet chili sauce

Note : You can replace the carrot with water chestnuts.


Beachlover said...

At first glance I thought it's a deep fried sushi!!..wah..a simple tofu ,you can make a nice and elegant meal.What a new discovery for me!!

maklang said...

wow...maklang tabik spring tengok the betul!

Jun said...

a very nice n healthy snack list is long already..never mind..there's no harm adding one more n more n more..hahahahah

Big Boys Oven said...

walio... look so exciting! I am now pinching my stomach! why? There are so desireable!

pearly said...

ohh look so yummy I am so hungry now .

love tofu , will keep this in mind thank for sharing xxxx
have a lovely sunday

Aiyah Nonya said...

Yeah I thought it was sushi too.
But after reading on I remembered I tried this dish before too but can't remember the name. Only know how to eat. :)

Mandy said...

i love this dish! thanks for the recipe, have to make it one day. :)

ICook4Fun said...

Beachlover, tofu is so tasteless so we have to do something to boost up the flavors.

Maklang, thanks for stopping by.

Jun, is nice but I don't think is too healthy :) :) Ni ke goreng :)

BBO, ask Steven to cook some for you :)

Pearly, me too. Always like soy products.

Nonya, I ate this many years ago.

Mandy, thanks for stopping by. Will hop over to your blog :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

This dish is so lovely. I should make this because I know it's delicious but a bit "ma fun" to make leh, have to steam, wait and deep-fry some more as you know I like easy recipe. But this is sure tempting, it's tempting me!

Anonymous said...

wow! this certainly look delicious. For now, I can deep fry stuff in my new kitchen - no kitchen hood or vent.

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, actually is not too much work. I steam it the night before, put in the fridge and then fried it the next day. Kau tim :) :)

Cooking Ninja, give it a try and I am sure you will like it :)

Anonymous said...

Yup, another healthy and creative tofu + 'capalang' recipe. Love it!!!

Anonymous said...

This looks yummy! I tried something similar but yours looks so much better. Will definitely have to try it out.

ICook4Fun said...

Choy, do let me know how yours turn out ok :)

blurmommy, thank you. Happy cooking :)