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Monday, February 11, 2008


Ok, so as I've said before, we're trying to be healthier around my house. Since I've been out of work I've had the time to experiment with some recipes and I've come up with something that I dare say is my favorite thing to do with tofu. Now I know a lot of people hear the word tofu and gag or run or just say " what?" but honestly, it's one of my favorite foods to cook with. It's versatile, healthy, filling, and easy to acclimate to. Even miss picky pants the meat and potatoes mid-western gal I married who originally had every reaction previously mentioned has come around and (shhhhh! you didn't hear it from me) even admitted to liking my tofu burgers.
Today I experimented in making tofu chicken patties and I must say, I am very proud of the outcome. No exact recipe, I kinda pieced together many different recipes and suggestions that I found and this is what I came up with in my best recipe format:

Tofu "Chicken" Patties
Mash tofu with in the mixing bowl with hands or potato masher until crumbly.

Add all ingredients except oil and some of the bread crumbs.

Let the mixture sit in bowl, covered, for a couple of hours in the fridge(the longer it sits the more it absorbs the flavors) The mixture should be firm and you should be able to form patties easily without it being slimy or too gooey.

If it is, add more flour until it is the right texture. Roll the patties in remaining bread crumbs.

Heat olive oil over med heat and fry until golden brown on each side (about 5 min) let stand for a few min(5-10) to let the flavors set in and patties to firm up. * Alternate cooking method, pictured here, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle your favorite seasoning over each patty,
and cook on George Foreman Grill 6 - 9 min. until golden brown.

goes great with wine...
Can be eaten as is or on buns.

2 cookies cracked:

Jay said...

I admit that I'm one of those people who runs screaming from the word "tofu." But, I also admit that I've never actually tried it. I'm just convinced that it can't possibly be good. ;-)

No More Empty Fortune Cookies said...

lol well, most people who've never tried it have that reaction, I won't hold it against yah ;)