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

  5. 150g minced pork marinate with

  6. 1 tsp sesame oil

  7. ¼ tsp salt

  8. ¼ tsp pepper

  9. 1 tsp light soy sauce

  10. 1 tsp cornstarch

  11. Sauce

  12. 2 tbsp oyster sauce

  13. 2 tbsp chili bean paste

  14. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  15. 1 tbsp hua tiao wine (optional)

  16. ½ cup water

  17. 3 tbsp oil

  18. 30g chopped ginger

  19. 20g chopped garlic

  20. 10 medium size prawns (shelled)

  21. 1 tbsp sugar (adjust to taste)

  22. 1 tsp salt (adjust to taste)

  23. ½ tsp pepper

  24. 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water

  25. 2 eggs

  26. chopped spring onions for garnish

Instructions

  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, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper, ¼ tsp pepper and 1 tsp cornstarch

  8. Mix well and let it marinate for 10 mins

  9. In a bowl add 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 2 tbsp chili bean paste, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp hua tiao wine (optional) and ½ cup water

  10. Mix well and set aside

  11. Add 3 tbsp oil to pan

  12. Add 30g chopped ginger and 20g chopped garlic

  13. Add minced pork and stir fry

  14. Add sliced carrots and canned button mushrooms

  15. Pour in sauce mixture and bring to boil

  16. Add 1 tbsp sugar (adjust to taste), 1 tsp salt (adjust to taste) and ½ tsp pepper

  17. Mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water

  18. Add 10 medium prawns and cook for 3 mins

  19. Thicken sauce with cornstarch solution

  20. Heat hot plate on stove

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

  22. Add 2 beaten eggs onto hot plate

  23. Next add fried egg tofu

  24. Scoop minced meat sauce over tofu and egg

  25. Serve and garnish with chopped spring onions