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pie22 | | Jul 28, 2009 06:55 AM

i was very surprised i couldn't find any posts on actually cooking tofu in this forum. i have tried a few times and it just doesn't turn out well and was hoping for some pointers.
usually i buy the firm tofu to pan fry it. i take it out of the block and place it on top of a lot of paper towels on a plate then place more towels on top along with a pan for weight to get all the water out. i swap out the wet towels for dry ones and rotate the block to get all the water out - i prob only wait 20 mins (should i try longer?).
then cut it up and put it in a light batter of the boxed fish fry mix (i find it easier than flour to keep due to the size of my kitchen).
put a pan on high heat, throw in some oil (i've tried many different but i think i like the peanut oil best) and just fry a few mins on each side till golden.
issues - my batter always falls off and i can't get that firm outside, soft inside i'm looking for.
what am i doing wrong?
also how would i prepare tofu for a thai curry?
thanks!

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