Monday, February 18, 2013

Crispy Mashed Tofu - CNY Dish

Crispy Mashed Tofu of the delicious dish that I managed to whip up for our CNY reunion dinner.  I took Wendy's recipe and find that her version of crispy tofu is much easier to make and handle.  Crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside and the taste was fantastically delicious.  I know my Piggies love them and I shall make this again for next year reunion :)  It is easier to handle the tofu if the pan is first lined with HDPE (high density polyethelene ) plastic . I made a day earlier and kept in the fridge overnight for easy handling :)

 I should have just steamed it for 8 mins instead of 10 mins
mine was a wee bit over steamed :) but .......

nonetheless, the tofu was soft and delicious

the potato starch makes the tofu crispy on the outside
and soft and tasty on the inside...yum!

love these crispy mashed tofu and my Piggies love them very much
so I shall make this again next CNY :)

Crispy Mashed Tofu - adapted from Wendy 

3 pieces Japanese egg tofu
125 gm fish paste
1 large egg
2 rbsp carrot shreds
2 tbsp finely sliced spring onions and parsley ( can use coriander )
2 waterchestnuts, finely diced
1 slice sandwich ham (30 gm) finely diced
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste.

1/2 cup potato starch

1. Mix everything together with a mixer ( or by a hand, but I was laseeee)
2. Line a 7 inch squarre pan with heat safe plastic wrap
3. Pour mixture into lined pan.
4. Steam on medium heat for 8-10 minutes 
5 .Let the steamed tofu cool down in the pan.
6. When tofu has totally cooled, lift tofu up from pan and remove from plastic wrap.
7. Cut into cubes or diagonal pieces, whichever way you like.
8. Heat a wok with sufficient oil for frying.
9. Coat tofu pieces with potato starch and deep fry until golden.
10. Drain tofu pieces well and serve with chilli sauce.


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  1. Happy New Year to you & family. May know if using the mixer to mix, do u use the K beater or dough hook?

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  3. Howdy Elin ! Wishing you & your family a very Happy chinese New May the year of snake brings good health & good wealth to you. :o) I bet you had fun during the festival and started cooking & baking for the kids which you can't do often these days. Your piggies must have put on a few pounds before heading back to work again. haha... Btw, sorry that I didn;t manage to send out any cards this year. Anyway, you have more fun!
    Best wishes, Kristy

    1. Kristy...Happy CNY to you too :) yea despite my joint pain, I managed to cook a few dishes for my Piggies....they miss home cooked food so they really had a wonderful time back home. You too, I guess you had a wonderful time cooking for the family:)

  4. Looks good. My girl would love it - she loves anything deep fried.

    1. Arthur...yea I am sure Melissa would love this crispy tofu :)


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