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Indonesian Salad (Gado-Gado)
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup shredded cabbage
4 ounces bean curd (tofu), drained and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable oil
1 cup sliced cooked potatoes
1 cup cooked cut green beans
1 cup cooked sliced carrots
1 medium cucumber, sliced
2 hardboiled eggs, peeled and slice
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 cup hot water
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons ghee or peanut oil
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Prepare Coconut-Peanut Dressing. Pour enough boiling water over bean sprouts and cabbage to cover; let stand 2 minutes. Drain.
Cook bean curd in oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, turning pieces gently, until light brown.
Remove with slotted spoon; drain.
Cook potatoes in same skillet until light brown; drain.
Arrange bean sprouts, cabbage, bean curd, potatoes and remaining ingredients on platter.
Pour dressing over salad.
Coconut-Peanut Dressing: Place coconut in blender container; add 1 cup water. Cover and blend on high speed about 30 seconds.
Cook and stir onion and garlic in oil in 2-quart saucepan about 5 minutes.
Stir in coconut and remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat.
Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings