Panfried Tofu with Chinese Black Bean Sauce

Panfried Tofu with Chinese Black Bean Sauce
Photo by Romulo Yanes


  • 2 tablespoons Chinese fermented black beans
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Sherry (dry or sweet)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 pound block of extra-firm tofu
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 1-inch chunk of fresh ginger
    • 1½ cups water
    • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce

Rinse the tofu, then cut crosswise into 6 slices. Put slices between several layers of paper towels and let drain while making the sauce. (You'll likely have to replace the paper towels at least once.) Prep the seasonings for the sauce: Peel the garlic cloves and the ginger, then quarter the ging...

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