Salt ‘n’ Pepper Tofu Fingers with Satay Sauce

By Jen Booker

September 23, 2017

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


Tofu Fingers

400g firm tofu

1 tbsp salt

1 tbsp back pepper corns

5 tbsp cornflour

Sunflower oil

Sweet chilli or satay sauce to serve

Satay Sauce

2 Tbsp finely chopped onion

1 small clove garlic, finely chopped

½ cup Peanut Butter

1 cup water

2 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce or Sambal Oelek

1 Tbsp soy sauce

Squeeze of lime juice to taste


First make the satay as this can be heated up later just before serving

1Heat a tsp of oil in a small saucepan.

2Cook the onion and garlic over a low heat until soft. Do not allow to brown.

3Add the Peanut Butter and water and stir until smooth.

4Remove from the heat and stir in chilli sauce, soy sauce and lime juice.

Now the tofu fingers

1Drain the tofu and press out any water

2Press for 20 minutes (Unless using non press tofu)

3Pat dry with a tea towel

4Cut the tofu into fingers

5Crush the salt and pepper corns in a mortar and transfer to a plate

6Dredge each tofu finger in the salt & pepper mixture

7Lightly season the cornflour and place on a plate

8Coat each tofu piece in the cornflour

9Pour about 1cm oil into a small frying pan and place over a medium heat

10Fry the tofu pieces in batches until golden and crunchy on all sides

11Drain on kitchen paper

12Just before you're ready to serve heat up the sauce, adding water to thin if necessary

13Serve crispy fingers with the sauce and a side salad and rice


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