Lunch & snack fixings for today were a little different–
How To: Tofu
I never would have guessed that there would be so many tofu newbies out there! When I posted a picture of the tofu salad that I had for dinner a few nights ago, I received massive amounts of feedback from people who had been wanting to try tofu but weren’t quite sure how to prepare it. Well, my little bloggies—your wish is my command!
I have written out my step-by-step instructions for preparing tofu. I know a lot of people are huge fans of softly cooked tofu, or even raw tofu—but I prefer to make mine in a crunchier homestyle french fry fashion. They end up coming out looking like literal french fries, but they’re perfect as salad toppers, stir-fry toppers, or even as little snacking fries to bring with you when you’re on the go.
Step 1: Wrap tofu (preferably “extra firm” tofu) in paper tower to soak out liquid. I use several batches of paper towels to make sure the tofu is as dry as possible before I proceed to slice it.
Step 2: Slice the tofu. To achieve my “home fry” version of tofu, I recommended cutting the block into little rectangle pieces. Be careful not to slice them too thin or else they will burn when cooked
Step 3: On a cooking spray-coated pan, spread out tofu “fries”
Step 4: Bake tofu at 400 degrees Farenheit for 30-45 minutes (depending on how crisp you would like the “fries” to be.)
Step 5: Enjoy!