Deep-Fried Shan Tofu

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


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By Naomi Duguid

Published 2012

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Shan tofu makes a great deep-fried snack. Let the tofu set firmly overnight, then cut it into shapes. If you cut it thin, the fried pieces will be crisp; thicker pieces will have a tender interior and a crisp outer crust. Serve with one or more dipping sauces, or use as a topping for noodle soups.



Slice the tofu into ⅛-inch-thick strips about 2 inches long, or into triangles, or slice it into ¼-inch-thick pieces (see the headnote). If your tofu is in a rectangular pan, slices are easier. If it is in a round pan, cut it into quarters, then slice each of them into triangular slices thin or thick a