Friday, 30 January 2015

Fried Tofu Bites with Garlic Mayonnaise

This is based on a Nigella Lawson recipe for squid. It's a great one for guests just popping around for a drink or just for a light supper.

Fried Tofu Bites with Garlic Mayonnaise


For Tofu;
250 ml canola oil
500 grams firm tofu, pressed and cubed
2 tablespoons cornflour
4 tablespoons polenta/corn grits/corn meal (use semolina if not gluten free)
2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning (or use 1 teaspoon salt & 1 teaspoon Paprika)

For the garlic mayonnaise;
1 clove garlic, minced
100 grams vegan mayonnaise (preferably organic)
squeeze of lemon juice
1/4 tsp garlic powder (optional)


Heat the oil in a smallish saucepan.
Put the cornflour, polenta and seasoning into a plastic freezer bag.
Add the tofu and then toss to coat.
When the oil is hot enough, fry the tofu in batches to get the most golden crunchiness.
A couple of minutes per batch is all you should need.
Grate or crush the garlic into the mayonnaise, add lemon juice, stir to mix, and then serve alongside the fried tofu.

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