Fried Tofu with Peen-nut Sauce

Serves 4


For the tofu:

• 1 block firm or extra firm tofu

• 2 tbsp. flour

• 1/2 tsp. salt

• 1/2 tsp. pepper

• 2 tbsp. olive oil

For the sauce:

• 1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup hoisin sauce

1 teaspoon honey

2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons water



For the tofu: Take a large block of tofu and cut it in half lengthwise, pressing your tofu once it's been cut.

Once your tofu has been thoroughly drained of juices, take your handy-dandy peen cookie cutter and cut out as many peens as you can from your blocks. Or, if you're great with your hands and want peens of all shapes and sizes, you can hand cut them.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper and mix together, adding in your tofu and tossing to gently coat your pillowy peens of goodness.

Then, heat up your oil in a large skillet over medium heat and pop your peens in—listening for the distinct sizzle that lets you know things are about to get hot and heavy. Cook for 4-6 minutes on each side, until they're lightly crispy and the perfect shade of golden brown—like a shirtless James Van Der Beek. Set on a plate and get ready your make your sauce—because nothing makes a peen happier than nutting.

For the peen-nut sauce: Making this peen-nut sauce will be the easiest part of your day—simply mix all ingredients in a bowl and then dip your peens into this nutty goodness.