Thanks to my mom for this one.
Just a quick distraction. Here’s another great thing to eat. For this, however, I make no claims about its healthfulness. In fact, even *I* can only eat this every-so-often because while I love oyster sauce, it can be overpowering.
A hunk of extra firm tofu
A pile of cornstarch
Enough oil to put 1/4″ in the bottom of a frying pan
Slice the tofu into <1/4″ slices, and then cut them in half (on the diagonal, if you’re daring)
Coat the slices in cornstarch
Fry the slices for a couple minutes on each side (they won’t brown, but they’ll get crispy-clear/white)
Drain on newspaper (paper towels will stick)
Eat drizzled or dipped in oyster sauce–preferably standing over the stove as you cook them
Leave the kitchen a mess, complete with the kids’ half-eaten lunches on the table, dishes in the sink, junk all over the floor (go ahead and throw the perishables in the fridge). Rush back into the office to continue exam prep
Oh, yeah. Ignore that last step. It’s mine.