Soy Sheets, what are they and how to use them?
- Barbara76137 Sep 5, 2011 07:33 PM
Saturday I went shopping at 99 Ranch Market in Plano, TX. I somehow got some free soy sheets with another purchase, but I have no idea what to do with them. Could someone please help me?
Ok. So you'll probably have to reconstitute the ones you have after defrosting in a bowl of warm water for a minute or so until they become pliable. Then you drain and dry them on a kitchen towel and use them as spring roll wrappers and deep fry them, or cut them up into bite size pieces and stir fry them. My guess is you'll probably like it better if you cook it (saute or stir fry with some vegetables, maybe some oyster sauce and garlic?)...
Julienne to use in stir-fry or braise
Deep-fried (usu. as wrappers of some sort)
Mock (vegetarian) meat
Are they frozen or dried?
It's the skin that forms on top of boiling soy milk. They just lift it off sheet by sheet and let it dry. Sort of a thin, and bit chew, form of tofu.
It was used on occasion on Iron Chef Japan, and may even have been a secret ingredient.
One of my favorite yuba (the name for what you have, in Japanese) dishes is this, non-traditional one, from a restaurant called curry-ya in nyc:
"Yuba Salad: Tofu Skin & Green Beans Stopped with Parmesan Cheese and Olive Dressing"
Here is my attempt to deconstruct this recipe:
Layer fresh, sliced yuba with green beans that have been steeped in a rough puree of olives, parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Delicious!