Sunday, October 21, 2012

Vegan MoFo Post #9


So today I did something I have wanted to try, but just haven't yet.  I decided to put my new tofu press into action.  I have, in the past, had an issue with the texture of tofu but I keep trying.  So today I went for fried.  I mean really fried foods used to make up a huge percent of my diet.

I pressed the tofu for about a half an hour.  Then I lightly dredged it in cornstarch.  Finally I fried it.  I think fried tofu might be my gateway drug into other varieties.  I loved the crispiness and crunch it had.  My sister has given up meat as well but she has not liked any tofu I have made her.  I force fed her a piece of this and even she thought it was tolerable.  I kept saying to the omnivore kids, "I can not believe how good this is."  I served it up with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach, mushrooms, and onions.

First Fried Tofu
I know what i will be having again quite soon, probably tomorrow since I have to use up the rest of the block.  I hate to say it but I am totally pleased with myself.  Now if I can just bring myself to try the tempeh that is in my fridge.

2 comments:

  1. I have issues with the texture/consistency of tofu as well. Even the firm stuff has the consistency of scrambled eggs (which make me gag). Was this way you cooked it better?

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  2. Hi Amy,

    Thanks for your comment!

    We love tofu fried in a little water & soy sauce or scrambled with mushrooms & spinach...

    Hope you manage to continue being vegan. Have you read Caldwell Esselstyn's book? It changed the way we cook & his wife's recipes are really good!

    Look forward to reading more,

    Kay :)

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