Friday, April 19, 2013

Savory Crisp tofu 香(xiāng) 香(xiāng) 脆(cuì) 豆(dòu) 腐(fǔ)

tofu(firm)                                12 ~ 14 oz
 olive oil                                  2 tbsp
sugar                                        1 tsp
 anise                                       2 star
soy sauce                                 2 tbsp
Step 1.              Rinse the tofu, dry it with paper towel; then cut the tofu into 1/4 inch thick pieces
Step 2.              Add 1 cup of water and 2 anise stars into a small pot and boil for 8 minutes; then set for later use.
Step 3.              Heat up 2 tbsp oil and add in the tofu; keep frying the tofu until both sides become golden crisp; adjust the oven heat to medium heat, this step may take about 20 minutes;
Step 4.              Add in 2 tbsp soy sauce,1 tsp sugar, and the anise stars water from step 2; set the oven heat to high, stir and boil all the ingredients; let the tofu absorb all the flavor until the fluid almost dry.
Step 5.              Take out the tofu into the serving plate. Time to enjoy. :)

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