Panfried Tofu with Chinese Black Bean Sauce

Panfried Tofu with Chinese Black Bean Sauce
Photo by Romulo Yanes


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