Tofu Frites

Tofu Frites Recipe
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto
The secret to this finger snack is the Asian dipping sauce. We like Thai-style sweet chili sauce, but you could use another style, or stir up your own mixture of ketchup, soy sauce, and spices.


Serves 4
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 229
Caloriesfromfat 75 %
Protein 11 g
Fat 20 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Carbohydrate 3.4 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Sodium 246 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


Vegetable oil for frying
1 package (15.5 oz.) extra-firm tofu
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Thai or other Asian sweet chili sauce


1. Pour oil into a large saucepan to a depth of 1 in. and heat to 350°. Cut tofu into sticks about 1/2 in. wide and 3 to 4 in. long; pat dry with a towel.

2. Mix together salt, pepper, and cayenne in a small bowl; set aside.

3. Drop tofu sticks into hot oil, working in batches, making sure they don't touch. Use a slotted spoon to gently turn tofu over occasionally; cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

4. Sprinkle with seasoning mix and parsley, and serve with chili sauce.

Diane Chu and Todd Porter, Costa Mesa, CA,


January 2011
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