Hotplate Tofu – 铁板豆腐

Many people may argue that the use of a hot plate is simply for the visual factor. But one can’t deny the fact that the SIZZLING eggs on the hot plate when topped with the spicy bean paste sends bursts of shiiiiiok-ness and aroma through all your senses!

The secret to this dish is simply to use Egg Tofu as it will release this distinct eggy aroma after being deep fried to golden-brown perfection.

The moment this dish is served, your kitchen will instantly be filled with an insane mouth-watering aroma. Pair this one plate wonder with plain rice and it’s good enough to eat!

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 25 min

  • Skill: Intermediate

Ingredients:

  1. 2 tubes Egg Tofu

  2. oil for deep-frying

  3. 50g sliced carrots

  4. 50g sliced canned button mushrooms

150g minced pork marinate with:

  1. 1 tsp sesame oil

  2. ¼ tsp salt

  3. ¼ tsp pepper

  4. 1 tsp light soy sauce

  5. 1 tsp cornstarch

Sauce:

  1. 2 tbsp oyster sauce

  2. 2 tbsp chili bean paste

  3. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  4. 1 tbsp hua tiao wine (optional)

  5. ½ cup water

  6. 3 tbsp oil

  7. 30g chopped ginger

  8. 20g chopped garlic

  9. 10 medium size prawns (shelled)

  10. 1 tbsp sugar (adjust to taste)

  11. 1 tsp salt (adjust to taste)

  12. ½ tsp pepper

  13. 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water

  14. 2 eggs

  15. chopped spring onions for garnish

Steps:

  1. Cut 2 tubes of egg tofu into 5 slices each

  2. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, deep-fry egg tofu till golden brown

  3. Drain and set aside

  4. Slice 50g carrots

  5. Slice 50g canned button mushrooms

  6. To 150g minced pork

  7. Add 1 tsp sesame oil,

  8. ¼ tsp salt,

  9. ¼ tsp pepper,

  10. 1 tsp light soy sauce,

  11. 1 tsp cornstarch

  12. Mix well and let it marinate for 10 mins

  13. In a bowl add

  14. 2 tbsp oyster sauce,

  15. 2 tbsp chili bean paste,

  16. 1 tbsp light soy sauce,

  17. 1 tbsp hua tiao wine (optional),

  18. ½ cup water

  19. Mix well and set aside

  20. Add 3 tbsp oil to pan

  21. Add 30g chopped ginger,

  22. 20g chopped garlic

  23. Add minced pork and stir fry

  24. Add sliced carrots and canned button mushrooms

  25. Pour in sauce mixture and bring to boil

  26. Add 1 tbsp sugar (adjust to taste),

  27. 1 tsp salt (adjust to taste),

  28. ½ tsp pepper

  29. Mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water

  30. Add 10 medium prawns and cook for 3 mins

  31. Thicken sauce with cornstarch solution

  32. Heat hot plate on stove

  33. Apply 1 tsp of oil on the heated hot plate

  34. Add 2 beaten eggs onto hot plate

  35. Next add fried egg tofu

  36. Scoop minced meat sauce over tofu and egg

  37. Serve and garnish with chopped spring onions