Crispy Tofu with Five-Flavor Sauce Recipe
|Ingredients: Serves 2|
1 long rectangular piece tofu
½ cup cornstarch
½ cup yam flour
4 tablespoons five-flavor sauce
Cut tofu into 8 equal portions. Soak tofu in salt water before cooking to maintain its freshness and texture when handling. The tofu will not break easily when slicing or deep-frying. Traditional tofu is better, packaged tofu does not absorb well. Combine cornstarch and yam flour well and coat tofu evenly with flour mixture. Let tofu sit for a minutes after coating with the flour mixture until set. The skin will not fall apart when deep-frying. Heat 4 cups of oil in wok, deep-fry tofu in smoking oil until surface is crispy. Remove to plate and drizzle with five-flavor sauce. Or serve five-flavor sauce on the side as a dip.