Thai Fried Tofu, Taro and Corn Cakes
We hope you'll try this recipe at home. The dipping sauce is delicious and can be enjoyed with any fried food or even spooned over jasmine rice. Frying small cakes and dumplings such as this are commonly offered by street vendors throughout Thailand. There are three recipes below as well as a dipping sauce recipe.
For 4 Person(s)
Ingredients For Fried Tofu
- Hard (firm) Tofu
- Oil for Deep Frying
Ingredients For Fried Taro
- 1 Pound Taro
- 1 Cup Coconut Milk
- 1 Cup Rice Flour
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon White Pepper Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Sea Salt
Ingredients For Fried Corn Cakes
- 2 Cups Cooked Corn, Removed from cobb
- 3 Tablespoons Rice Flour
- 4 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- 2 Cups Water
- Whole peppercorn
- Cilantro stems (remove leaves)
Ingredients For Dipping Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Tamarind Juice (mix 5 parts water to 2 parts tamarind concentrate to make tamarind juice)
- 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- The seeds of 10 fresh Thai chile peppers
- 3 Tablespoons Roasted Peanuts, Crushed in Mortar and Pestle
Method for Thai Fried Tofu, Taro and Corn Cakes
Method, Fried Tofu
Cut tofu into pieces (see pictures below). Deep fry until cooked, at least a few minutes. Ladle it onto a sheet, cut into smaller pieces and serve.
Method, Fried Taro
Clean and peel taro then cut it to small and long pieces. Mix all purpose flour, rice flour and coconut milk. Mix until sticky. Then add salt, pepper powder, sugar and taro and blend it together. Deep fry pieces of this in hot oil. Wait until it's cooked, the color turns to gold. Cut into smaller pieces before serving.
Method, Fried Corn Cakes
Start by pounding whole peppercorn, coriander root and garlic together in a mortar and pestle to make about 1 tablespoon. Set aside. Pound corn in the mortar gently. Put all ingredients in a bowl and blend all ingredients. Deep fry pieces of this in hot oil. Wait until it's cooked, the color turns to gold.
Method, Dipping Sauce
Mix sugar, tamarind juice and salt then cook on low heat, and stir until sticky. Put in small bowl then add crushed peanuts and chile seeds.
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