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Aug 30, 2009 03:47 PM

What can I make with one block of tofu?

Something easy, without a ton of ingredients. I have a leftover block of firm tofu after making a red curry (using tofu for the first time!). I would make the curry again, but I want something different. I would appreciate any suggestions! Thanks.

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  1. My DH loves fried tofu. Cut into 1" chunks and dry very well. Dust with flour and dip in a batter made from 1/2 cup flour, a few tablespoons water (consistency of pancake batter) a little salt and pepper. Or you can use a tempura batter. Fry in 1" of canola or vegetable oil until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels. This makes a pretty good snack.

    1. Scrambled tofu. Drain and press the tofu and cut into cubes or crumble. Saute some vegetables (whatever you have in the fridge) in a hot pan, then add the tofu. Add salt, pepper, whatever spices go with your veggies, and cook til it's done. If you want something a little more sauce, add some diced canned tomatoes and serve over rice.

      1. Slice it into 1/4 in squares (like american cheese, but thicker)
        Let it dry - press out the water into paper towels or a kicthen towel.
        slice it into strips
        Tofitas. Fajitas with tofu strips.
        Hot pan with olive oil, brown the tofu first, add in the peppers, onions, mushrooms whatever. Add in some seasonings that you'd enjoy - I normally do garlic, cumin, ancho powder, and a tiny bit of salsa .

        serve em up exactly like fajitas. guac, cheese, salsa, cilantro. (Whatever YOU like with fajitas)

        1. Cube it and marinade it for 6-8 hours in dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, a tiny bit or olive oil, salt/pepper, garlic and onion pepper. After marinading line a cookie sheet and put the small cubes on sheet. Roast for about 35-40 minutes on on 400 degrees. Remove tofu and use left over marinade as a dressing for your tofu "salad." It's delicious and crispy and healthy!

          1. Nuke, then add a few different soy sauces, sesame oil, scallions, garlic, some rice vinegar. Eat.

            Or ma po tofu. The best way to eat tofu, imo.