Friday, April 15, 2011

Peanut Battered Tofu

This dinner rocked.  I've been using Trader Joe's peanut flour in my smoothies, but this was my first time cooking with it.  I made a peanut flour batter, battered and fried the tofu, and then drizzled on a coconut milk-peanut flour sauce before serving.  Crispy, peanuty, and just a little sweet, the peanut flour batter was somewhat reminiscent of pancakes.  I served this with steamed broccoli and peanut-scallion rice.

Battered Tofu
  1. In a shallow bowl, make batter by combining 2 parts peanut flour to 1 part white flour, a sprinkle of cornstarch, and enough almond milk to make a thick batter.
  2. Slice a block of firm or extra-firm tofu into 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices.
  3. Heat a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Dip tofu in batter, then fry about 2 minutes per side or until golden-brown.
Coconut-Peanut Sauce
  1. Stir together about 1/2 cup peanut flour, 1/2-1 teaspoon powdered ginger, and a dash of salt.
  2. Add a spoonful of sesame oil, and enough coconut milk to make the sauce the consistency you want.
  3. Blend or vigorously whisk to get out the lumps.  Microwave sauce for a minute before serving.
Peanut-Scallion Rice
 Make rice.  Just before serving, stir a couple handfuls of chopped peanuts and a few thinly-sliced scallions into the rice.


  1. This looks, and sounds, amazing. Peanut flour is now on my to-get list.

  2. This sounds great! I have never used peanut flour but I really want to!


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