Green Curry Crisp Tofu

Green Curry Crisp Tofu

Green Curry Crisp Tofu


14 oz. Firm Tofu

3 T. finely minced Green Onion, White and Pale Green Parts

1 tsp. Thai Green Curry Paste

½ tsp. Soy Sauce

2 T. Olive Oil


Drain the tofu and pat dry with paper towels.  Cut the brick lengthwise into thirds, then cut each third crosswise into 6 even pieces, for 18 pieces total; they should be cubes about 1 1/2 inch by 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch thick. Use the tip of a small knife to cut a pocket in one long side of each piece of tofu, being careful not to cut through either of the other 3 sides. In a small dish, stir together the green onion, curry paste, and soy sauce. Use a small spoon (such as a demitasse spoon) or the tip of a small knife to spread about 1/2 tsp. of the curry mixture in the ouch of each tofu piece. Pinch the piece of tofu from the sides to help open the pocket a bit, to make filling it easier.   Heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet, preferably nonstick, over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the tofu pieces and cook until browned and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the pieces and brown well on the other side, 3 to 4 minutes longer. (You may find that a bit of extra oil is needed to help the second side crisp up well.) Transfer the tofu to a platter or plate and serve warm, with a small dish of soy sauce alongside for dipping. The tofu will be best served right away.

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