Tofu Toast

This recipe is based on the well known prawn toast and in fact if you really wish to you can replace the tofu with prawns. I find that the tofu's soft texture is excellent when prepared in this dish.

Portions: 6 portions

Preparation: 10 minutes plus 15 minutes refrigeration time

Cooking: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Tofu Paste

  • 180g tofu, diced
  • 1 tbsp shaoshing wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp five spice
  • 2 tbsp self raising flour
  • generous pinch white pepper
  • generous pinch salt

Toast

  • 6 slices white bread (large medium thick), crusts removed and cut into quarters
  • 5-6 tbsp sesame seeds

To Serve

  • Sweet and Sour Sauce:

Method

  1. Tofu Paste : Place all the tofu paste ingredients in a food processor and blend until you have a smooth paste. Place the tofu in a covered container for 15 minutes.
  2. Toast: Spread the tofu paste on one side of the bread with a palate knife or knife, so that the bread is evenly coated. Repeat this with all the quarters. Place the sesame seeds on a plate and carefully coat the tofu on the bread with the sesame seeds gently pressing them in.
  3. To Cook: Preheat oil in a deep fryer or wok to 180°C. Deep fry the bread in batches tofu side down, for 2-3 minutes, until the slices are golden brown. Remove from the oil, drain them on kitchen paper and keep warm in a low oven while you prepare the remaining slices.
  4. To Serve: Serve the toast with small bowls of sweet and sour sauce.