Mapo Tofu Tots
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"Mapo tofu is something I tried for the first time only recently, and I was instantly hooked. The flavors are pure comfort food to me. Any dish that can be served on top of rice can easily be served on top of tots."
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Ingredients55 m servings 545
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (260 degrees C). Arrange tots on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn tots over, then continue baking until crispy and hot, 5 to 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, grind 1/2 of the peppercorns into a powder. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in remaining whole peppercorns; cook, stirring occasionally, until oil is infused, about 5 minutes. Remove and discard whole peppercorns.
- Increase heat to medium-high. Stir pork, onion, and 1 tablespoon chiles into the skillet. Cook, stirring to break up lumps, until pork is lightly browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in garlic and ginger; cook for 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock, wine, bean paste, soy sauce, and ground peppercorns. Add tofu and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced, 10 to 15 minutes.
- Stir cornstarch and water together in a small bowl. Stir slowly into the tofu and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes.
- Transfer tots to a serving platter and top with tofu mixture. Garnish with green onion and remaining red chile peppers.
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- Cook's Notes:
- Sichuan peppercorns taste more complex and less pungent than black peppercorns.
- Use any red or green chiles you like, such as jalapeno, serrano, Thai, or Fresno.
- Substitute mirin for the Shaoxing wine if desired.
Per Serving: 545 calories; 33.7 45.2 25.3 38 1965 Full nutrition