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Gretchen’s Cookbook - Fried Tofu with Holy Basil recipe
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Fried Tofu with Holy Basil


Ingredients:
1 tbsp veg oil 2 Tbsp minced garlic (6 cloves) 1/4 lb yard long beans or fresh green beans, in 1/4" pieces 2 bird chilis, stemmed, minced 1 1/2 lb firm tofu, in 1" cubes 1 1/2 Tbsp fish sauce 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1/2 c coarsely chopped holy basil bird chilis: tiny, fiery hot, multicolored chilis. Serrano chilis a good substitute. holy basil: heated, more pungent. Use common basil, increase amt by 1/2.
Directions:
Heat wok over hi. Add oil, toss in garlic, fry 30 sec. Add beans, chilis, fry 3 min. Add tofu, fry 2 min. As tofu breaks up, it will start to look like scrambled eggs. Add fish sauce, salt, sugar, mix well. Cook until beans just tender, bright green: 34 min. Add basil, mix thoroughly. Garnish with whole basil leaves, serve.
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Contributed on: and modified on Wednesday February 23rd, 2005
 

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