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Friday, June 11, 2010

Crispy Stuffed Tofu Puffs - Snack To Watch The Ball Goes By...

Tofu Puff 1

Tofu Puff 5
A couple of years ago when I was in the US for a business meeting during the cold cold month of Feb, I had a chance to experience the feverish buzz that infected the whole nation on Superbowl Sunday. It is possibly the most important game of the National Football League. This is a time when pubs start gearing up for the crowds and luring in customers with their Superbowl specials. At the domestic front, friends and neighbours make plans to gather at home to watch the game over a scrumptious buffet of Superbowl spread. Just wait until Feb and suddenly you see Foodgawker and Tastespotting being flooded by submissions of Superbowl Treats/ menus.

Typical food to watch the game with include - Buffalo Wings, Chips with Exotic Dips, Burgers, Ribs, Popcorn, Pizzas - Snacks in every permutation you can think of - washed down of course, with free flowing beer, what else?

Today, the 2010 World Cup raises its curtains and will proceed to hypnotise millions of football fans around the world. We have a new product launch scheduled later this month, right in the middle of the games and one customer actually asked me why the hell are we doing  the event during World Cup month?
' People take leave to stay at home to watch games! The stock market will be sleepy... business trips will be postponed!' Yeah, yeah, yeah... I am no football fan, I support the team with the good looking players.

Tofu Puff 3

Tofu Puff 2

Anyway, for those who plan to have a party gathering at home for the games, here's a tasty snack with an Asian twist that is guranteed to please.  I think I have seen this done by a few fellow bloggers before but I can't recall who they are. But this is from a cookbook I have which features minced meat dishes - "Grounded Meat Sancks" (巧手绞肉小吃店).  The Tofu Puffs (available from Chinese grocery stores) are slit and inverted to have the spongy inner layer exposed. Minced meat is then stuffed into the pocket and deep fried. Very easy to make and always a crowd pleaser - especially when dipped in Sweet Chilli Sauce...

Tofu Puff 250-1(100)

Recipe :

12              beancurd puff
150g          Minced pork
150g          Fish paste
50g            Shelled prawns (chopped)
1 stalk        Continental parsely
1                Egg white
1tbsp         Tapioca flour

1tsp           Salt
1/2 tsp       Chicken powder (optional)
1tsp           Pepper
1tsp           Sesame Oil
1tsp           Sugar

Method :

1. To make filling, mix minced pork, fish paste, chopped prawns and remaining ingredients (except Tofu Puff) and seasoning and blend until paste becomes sticky.

2. Make a small cavity of each beancurd puff, turn over the inside. Next stuff in filling mixture until full. Deep-fry at low heat first, then high heat till golden brown. Remove, drain and serve with Chilli sauce.

Tofu on Foodista


zurin said...

Oh I'm hungry for that now. football or no football. anything stuffed just has to be good. M not a football fan but there are 4 men in the house...what is a woman to do? :)

Anncoo said...

Oh Shirley, I love to make this too. Really a good snack while watching the World Cup tonight.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I am not a football fan, but I like this fried tofu too, simply yummy.

Chocolate Shavings said...

That tofu looks just perfect!

Angie's Recipes said...

What a great snack! Love them to drink with beer and watch the World Cup!

ICook4Fun said...

Yea people here are crazy over their American football. Till today I have no clue what the game is all about. For me i like watching only our type of football (soccer). This will be a great snacking food while watching the opening match compare to normal buffalo wings.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oooh these look perfect! And soccer ball shaped no less too! :D A nd I have the same theory as you with the teams. Luckily Australia has some good looking players! :P

安妮 said...


wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

I love this, hot from the wok!!!!!

Quinn said...

I've seen this before on little teochew's blog. It's the tofu puffs, the fact that when you turn it inside out, i gives you the maximum lightness, crispiness and crunchiness that you remember forever! Truly sensational!

Jessica said...

These definitely sound interesting! I would just neglect to mention to my men that there is tofu in them...they don't think that "real men" eat tofu! LOL

Carolyn Jung said...

Now, that is some fine looking finger-food that would be good no matter what you're watching. ;)

pigpigscorner said...

This makes such a great snack! and I'm with you on which team to support =P

tigerfish said...

I like a meat-seafood paste stuffing anytime. :) ...kick that to me, please?

Mansi said...

What an interesting idea! and right in time for the Soccer season:)

Do send these in for the Magic Bullet recipe contest.giveaway hosted on my blog. Your recipe could win you a Free Magic Bullet kit:)

Rabbittrick said...

again I am stumped and delighted. what a wonderfully simple way to enjoy beancurd puffs. I'd never known they were inverted! cannot wait to run out and grab some just to see if fluff and crisp up in the oil =)


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