It was around 10pm ish, I felt hungry for not eating dinner (enough). Instead resorting to a instant noodle packet. I had a spur of the moment to whip up this creation that I have no idea what to call it, so, taking the literal physical form of this dish, egg on tofu it is. This one is full of protein, minimal fat. So, I didn’t feel as guilty for such a late night ‘dinner’.
- 1 free range egg
- Sambal sauce (see asparagus and cabbage dishes for the making)
- Firm tofu
- Onion (A few slices)
- Lime (1 wedge)
- 1 stalk of scallion
- Rice and/or tapioca (recommended) and /or plain flour
- Poach the egg for 3 minutes, leave it aside in a bowl. Cut a pack of tofu in 3cm by by 4 cm rectangular cubes. Dip it in a bowl of flour of choice. Pan fry it on a heated pan until both sides are slightly browned. Serve it on a plate, leave aside.
- Now, caramelise the onion slices, then add in 1 tablespoon of sambal sauce, stir the sauce around the onions until aroma is released. Top the tofu with the sauce and then gently top it off with the poached egg.
- Serve it with a lime wedge and chopped scallions on the side. I like it, hope you will give it a try for this ‘weird’ high protein dish.
P.S. I did make the tofu in sambal sauce in batch for the next day. The method would be similar to the on above mentioned. Stir the pan fried tofu into heated sambal sauce in a pan. Top the dish off with chopped scallions and drizzles of lime juice. Here, 900g of tofu serves 3.