Food Friday on Empty Streets: Fried Tofu in Peanut Sauce

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Growing up my mom would make several tofu recipes during the rainy season to keep us nice and warm. Today I would like to feature one of my favorite tofu recipes that I myself had learned to cook just recently :)


* peanut sauce
* 2 tablespoons peanut oil
* 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
* 1 teaspoon ground cumin
* 4 tablespoons lime juice
* 1/2 cup soy sauce
* 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
* 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
* fried tofu
* 2 pounds tofu, extra firm, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
* 4 tablespoons peanut oil
* 4 cloves garlic, minced


1. for sauce
2. In a small saucepan heat oil to medium high. Add onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, and cumin. Cook until onion and garlic are fragrant, but not brown, about 10 minutes.
3. Stir in lime juice and soy sauce.
4. Gradually stir in peanut butter and then coconut milk until smooth. Cook, stirring, until hot, about 5 minutes.
5. for fried tofu
6. Add the peanut oil and garlic to a large frying pan. Heat to medium high and add the tofu. Fry until dark brown.
7. Cook the rice.
8. Serve the peanut sauce over the fried tofu and rice.

Here is a video with another version of this recipe for you to try:

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12 comment(s) to... “Food Friday on Empty Streets: Fried Tofu in Peanut Sauce”


EastCoastLife said...

I love tofu! This is simple enough to prepare. :)
Happy weekend!

Modern Mom said...

This looks yummy! I haven't tried it with peanut sauce. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy weekend!

Liza said...

Mmmmm, looks good!

I have nominated you for two awards. Please drop by Mommy's Little Corner to grab them. Congrats!

Daisy said...

mmm.. they look great indeed! Just returning from your blog comment. Thanks for droppin by.. ;-) Have a nice weekend too!

Empty Streets said...


yayy glad you loved this recipe :) have a great weekend my dear friend :) xoxo

Empty Streets said...

Hi Modern Mom,

Yup this is one easy and very tasty twist to tofu heheh I am actually eating it right now heheh :) You are always welcome to have as much as you want :)

Empty Streets said...

Hi Liza,

yayy wow that is so cool thank you so much. Will be zipping through soon :) xoxo

Empty Streets said...

HI Daisy ,

yay welcome to empty streets, am so glad that you enjoyed the recipe. Come by again next friday to see what else is cooking in my kitchen :) xoxo

Snow said...

Mouthwatering Metz! I love it!

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Empty Streets said...

Hi Snow,

would definitely love to vote but I paid a visit to the site you that you gave
but I do not see any clear instructions on how to do this. :( Could you teach me how to do this?

UPrinting said...

Yum! I love tofu. And peanut sauces are absolutely delicious too. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Empty Streets said...

Hi Uprinting,

yayy am so glad that you liked this recipe, for this week I have pan fried fish with tartar sauce that you might like :) Have a great weekend ahead :) xoxo

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