A perfect quick meal or snack!
Versatile Deep Fried tofu can either be store-bought in packets, or made at home.
Deep Fried Tofu is available from any Asian or Chinese Grocery, where it might be called Tofu Puffs, or Fried Tofu Squares. As the name suggests, it is a tofu that has been deep fried. It is quite firm in texture and therefore is easy to slice and dice, to include in wet dishes, or simply serve as it is. It is definitely a delicious way of using tofu.
An alternative is to deep fry your own tofu. The texture and taste is quite different to store-bought deep fried tofu, and is worth the effort involved. See below for instructions on how to deep fry your own tofu.
All of our Tofu recipes are here. You might like to browse our Asian recipes too, our Chinese recipes are here and our tempting Snacks here. Or simply explore our easy Mid Summer dishes.
You might also like to try tofu dishes without deep frying. Try Two Marvellous Tofu Recipes (Tofu Napoleons, and Tri Coloured Stuffed Tofu), Marinated Tofu with Sweet Peach Salsa, Cucumber and Tofu Salad, Tofu, Herb and Sesame Salad, and a dipping broth for tofu.
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These are quite easy to make. It just takes time – a very slow oven and a few hours.
I have a love of two things – Farmer’s Markets and making pickles, preserves, pastes, purees and dried things. I love to turn fresh ingredients that will preserve them in some way. This recipe is perfect for perfect little cherry or grape tomatoes. It oven dries them in a very slow oven to make a great intensely flavoured snack, or ingredient for pasta sauces and salads.
The first time I made these little beauties, my Office Assistant and friend ate the whole batch! They are very more-ish.
You might also like to try Haloumi Pizza with Semi Dried Tomatoes, Tomato Tarte Tartin, and Semi Dried Tomatoes with Pomegranate. You can browse all of our oven dried tomato recipes here. Or have a look at our Tomato Recipes here.
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How to eat Vegetarian Banh Cuon – Rice Rolls – Chinese and Vietnamese.
One of the typically Asian things that I love is their rice rolls. But it can be confusing – how are these lovely rice rolls used?
Rice rolls are very common in Vietnam (Banh Cuon) and in Thailand (Goi tiew lohd). It is a light dish, and is generally eaten for breakfast everywhere in Vietnam, or as a snack in Thailand. In our house, this dish is a wonderful summery lunch. It is a light dish, and is generally eaten for breakfast everywhere in Vietnam. They are generally filled with non-vegetarian ingredients, and use a non-vegetarian dipping sauce – the vegetarian versions are harder to know how to use.
In Vietnamese Bánh means pastry and Cuốn means rolled, so as far as indicating its origin or how to use them, the name is quite enigmatic. The rice sheet is extremely thin and delicate. It is made by steaming a slightly fermented rice batter on a cloth that is stretched over a pot of boiling water.
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You may like to browse our other SE Asian recipes, and our other Mid Summer recipes.
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Making pasta without eggs
Let’s be clear up front. No matter what other sites will tell you, it is not really possible in a home environment to produce the type of pasta that can made with eggs, or the commercially produced egg free pasta. We can make other pasta, however, that will good, and have a special taste and texture of their own.
I work with several different recipes for eggless pasta. One with semolina flour, one with besan, or chickpea flour, and one with both. Each gives quite a different result. It pays to experiment with each of them until you find a pasta noodle that you prefer. The third type has been my most successful and is my current favourite, so make sure that you check that one out below.
You are probably interested in some pasta recipes too. Try Hand Made Pesto (Zeffirino Pesto), Baked Tomato Pasta Sauce, and Pasta with Aubergine, Red Peppers and Tomato.
You might like to browse all of our pasta recipes. Or explore all of our Italian recipes. Or take some time to check out our beautiful Early Spring recipes.
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