Crispy tofu is served with a tangy rice vinegar red onion salad. A truly refreshing and beautiful side dish.
By Sherron Watson
We first had this salad a few weeks ago at our local Japanese restaurant. I wasn’t really sure what I was ordering but I knew that I liked tofu and red onions.
When we got home I knew that this needed to be added to our monthly menu line up. To be honest the tofu freaked me out. I had no idea what I was doing when it came to frying tofu and set out on a mission to dig a little deeper.
The method that I am using in this recipe is by far my favorite because its a simple process of heating up some oil, tossing the cubes of tofu in a starch and frying until golden brown. I experimented with deep frying the pieces and it was messy and my tofu was a bit oily.
The tofu was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside–perfect!Print
Sherron Watson is a writer and photographer. Her passion for food started at a young age while working with her family in their restaurant business. A career in photography gave her the experience she needed to start capturing images of her favorite dishes. This led to the creation of her blog: simply-gourmet.com. She is currently a food writer for Capital Style Magazine in Annapolis, MD.