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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Snacking Tofu



I got the idea for this totally from Rachael at La Fuji Mama. She posted about her Tofu Steak. I got a couple of other ideas from her and I will post about them later. She has such a great place there at her blog. She has so many good recipes and ideas and a good way of thinking about food and family. You all should make sure you check it out. Thank you Rachael!

I started out with making the tofu steak.
Take some firm tofu drain and blot off the excess liquid, season with some ground salt and pepper.

Top with some garlic, I add some garlic-ginger paste to mine.
Sprinkle on some rice flour and pan fry in a little oil until a nice golden color. It ends up being nice and crisp on the outside and smooth and creamy in the center. You can top this with anything that you desire, if you like chutney, or salsa, or a relish, the list is endless.
Because I did these in addition to a meal we didn't finish all the tofu. So I ended up cutting the remainder into cubes, I figured I could just toss them into a stir fry or salad.
Wade gets home from work quite late sometimes, and on Friday nights we usually just go out. Maranda and I get a little hungry before he gets home if we've eaten lunch early. Sometimes we like to snack, it helps to snack too, because then you don't eat so much when you go out.
So I pulled out the tofu cubes and quick sauteed them to snack on. When Wade called to see where we wanted to go and what we were doing, it sounded funny to hear her say "I'm snacking on some tofu" something you don't think you'd hear your kid say.
She liked hers with some Ponzu Sauce.

We have had it before, dusted with rice flour and added to some dish I was making but it was good dipping and eating. It would probably taste great cold too, and good for a bento lunch!
We will definitely do this again!

33 comments:

  1. sounds like a wonderful idea to make tofu snackers like these. i always have leftover tofu (i can never finish the whole pack) and this seems like a nice idea to use them up.

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  2. That looks good. I've never tried tofu. One of these days I will have try some.

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  3. PJ,
    I know, having a small family we always have leftover tofu too and this worked well using it up. I had to find a way to use up leftover wonton wrappers too, with my ravioli.

    Michelle,
    You should try it. The firm and extra firm work well, and I think you'll do ok with the texture. We love tofu (even my daughter).

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  4. Lynd, what a wonderful recipe for tofu! Love it very much and this make it looks so special. Will hop over to check it out! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!
    Cheers, Kristy

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  5. Thanks Kristy, you have a great weekend too. Although I think you're a day ahead of me so have fun with what's left, hehe!

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  6. Mmm....brilliant idea! I really love this. Looks very delicious. I would love to try this. Have to go and buy tofu first.

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  7. Love tofu so I'm sure I'd love it prepared like this too. Definitely going to try it :-)

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  8. hey this looks so delicious..very very tasty..

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  9. Mary Moh,
    Lol! Hope you enjoy it!

    Martha,
    Let me know how you liked it and what sauce you used for dipping!

    Deepa,
    Thanks, it is tasty :)

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  10. oh wow great snack idea and very healthy your a great Mum

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  11. Rebecca,
    Aww, thank you, sweet of you to say!

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  12. That is an interesting idea. I like tofu but I don't use it enough. I'll have to try this!

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  13. Looks spicy adn yummy ! I love tofu recipe.

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  14. You are so sweet! Thank you for your kind words!

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  15. Lindsey,
    This is perfect! I love tofu and I had made tofu yesterday.
    Have a great weekend ;)

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  16. This sounds like a super tasty way to enjoy tofu!

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  17. I am not a fan of tofu. But this recipe would make me want to eat it. Great job. Cheers!

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  18. Awesome post with an awesome dish. I love the sauteed tofu! very easy to make too!

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  19. Such a healthy snack, I should keep this in my mind':)

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  20. I usually use tofu as a filling for dumplings if I feel like making them slightly healthy. Otherwise, I usually forget about it.

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  21. That would make a perfect snack/starter..I love tofu and sure will love this too :-)

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  22. Lyndsey,
    These tofu recipe bites should convert even the most tofu phobic person. They really do look like a treat to eat!

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  23. This recipe looks delish and you made it look easy! Yum!

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  24. yum! the dipping sauce looks delicious!

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  25. I am not a tofu fan, but this sounds and looks delicious!

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  26. Yummmm great post Lindsey. Love Tofu!

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  27. Tofu!!! Yours sounds so yummy Lyndsey. In Indonesia yours can be called as Tahu Goreng (fried tofu). Many Indonesian people love to have it as sidedish or as an afternoon snack. I often have it as a snack with sambal petis (spicy sauce made from bird eye chili and shrimp paste and other ingredients) while watching TV hehe. Yum yum! :D

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  28. They do look pretty tasty. I wish I could stop by and try some!

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  29. wow...now this is tofu even I would eat!!! More of my girls are becoming vegetarians, I usually roast tofu, not being very knowledgeable in the tofu department. this I do have to make for them!
    I am so Glad to have found your blog!!
    Dennis

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  30. Thank you everyone, you all have said such nice things. Enjoy it!

    Hey sis! it's about time you actually commented on my blog, and became a follower! Thanks!

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  31. das ist ein super idee.. das muss ich unbedingt mal versuchen. liebe Grüße Karin

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