Deep Fried Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • Deep Fried Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce


A god damn normal person would have used soft tofu and cut it into cubes, but ehhhh, I have preferences.



  • 1 lb extra firm tofu, cut into 16 strips
  • ~1/4c flour (might be a little more, depending on how damp the tofu is)
  • ~1/4c oil (pick something with a real high smoke point)


This is not my best peanut sauce, but… ehh. It works in a pinch.

  • 1T peanut butter
  • 2-3T sweet rice wine
  • ½ tsp chili-garlic sauce or chili paste

Cooking Instructions


Heat the oil to extra fucking hot in a deep frying pan or a shallow saucepan. The deeper the better, tbh, because this will splash all over the place. Drain and then slice the tofu and while it’s still damp, dredge it in flour. Make sure it is completely covered.

When all of it is floured, the oil will probably be hot enough to start frying. Using a spatula, slide 2 slices into the oil at a time. They’ll cook pretty quick – maybe a minute on each side. You’re looking for the flour coating to turn into a browned skin around the tofu, so flip them when the underside gets brown and take them out after about that time on the other side.


Slowly mash blend the rice wine into the peanut butter until it smooths out. Use a fork. Do not use a spoon. A spoon will not end well for you. Mix in the chili garlic sauce.

This shit seriously only takes like 20 minutes to cook. I have just been Much Too Lazy to cook lately.

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