This is a great appetizer or small plate. The dipping sauce can be hotter if desired just add more dried pepper.
Sesame Crusted Tofu
- 1 lb firm tofu pressed for at least 8 hours
- 1tbsp ginger minced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/3 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup fish sauce
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2-3 dried chili de arbols diced fine
- 3 tbsp bread crumbs
- 4 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 egg beaten with 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
Mix ginger, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar and chilis in a bowl and let sit for 3-4 hours. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Slice tofu in half and then slice the halves into 3 long thin slabs. Mix breadcrumbs and seeds together in a bowl. Dredge slices in egg wash then coat in seeds. When all are done heat enough oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat and pan fry slices until golden on both sides. Serve hot with dipping sauce.