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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fried Tofu Cubes

1 pound firm or extra firm tofu cut into 1" cubes
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
½ cup sherry
1 finely minced garlic clove
1-cup plain bread crumbs
1 tsp 5 spice powder
Vegetable oil or cooking spray for cookie sheet

Marinate tofu in mixture of soy sauce, ginger, sherry, and garlic for one hour. In a separate bowl mix together the 5 spice powder and breadcrumbs. Coat the tofu with breadcrumbs and place on a well-oiled cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven 10 minutes. Turn the tofu over and bake 10 minutes more to brown the other side. Serve hot as an appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce or use Chinese Pineapple Ginger Dipping Sauce.
Chinese Pineapple Ginger Dipping Sauce 1-½ cups (12 ounces) soy sauce ½ cup (4 ounces) pineapple juice ¼ cup vinegar ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup chopped or crushed fresh ginger
Place the ingredients in a bottle and shake. Excellent for fried foods including scallion pancakes.

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