Tofu is becoming a big stepping stone for me on the pathway to veganism! - Page 2 - VeggieBoards - A Vegetarian Community
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#31 Old 01-22-2010, 06:00 AM
Beginner
 
Treehugger267's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,795
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronar View Post

Thank you



I just fired it in some boiling water in the packet because I didn't drain it beforehaand, then i'm gonna drain it slice it still a bit frozen and oven bake it for later?



Does that sound okay? I'm gonna put some salt pepper and onion salt on but would that dry it out? I dunno what to marinate it lol :



I think those spices would be fine, I add more than what you'd think, tofu needs help in the flavor department. As far as drying it out, it seems that's what you want to do to get some good texture. I like to keep this step pretty basic, then sauce things later in whatever recipe I'm using it in. I bake 3 cookie sheets at a time and just keep it in the fridge and pull them out as needed.
Treehugger267 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#32 Old 01-22-2010, 06:15 AM
Beginner
 
Ronar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 180
I'll do that then



If it's just as gross after its been froen and in the oven then i''m giving up though lol
Ronar is offline  
#33 Old 01-22-2010, 06:22 AM
Beginner
 
Treehugger267's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,795
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronar View Post

I'll do that then



If it's just as gross after its been froen and in the oven then i''m giving up though lol



Don't give up, tofu takes practice, BUT once you get the hang of it, it will become an obsession..well, it did w/ me. It challenged me for over a year, but I WON!



Have you tried to do tofu scramble yet?
Treehugger267 is offline  
#34 Old 01-22-2010, 06:30 AM
Beginner
 
Ronar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 180
No :



This is my second attempt with tofu. I'm hoping that blitzing the hell out of it with salt and crispyness it will be awesome



I'll go for scrambled when I can consider eating it sightly softer again ew :



Eating vegan is fun though apart from tofu and mushrooms lol xD
Ronar is offline  
#35 Old 01-22-2010, 06:33 AM
Beginner
 
Treehugger267's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,795
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronar View Post

No :



This is my second attempt with tofu. I'm hoping that blitzing the hell out of it with salt and crispyness it will be awesome



I'll go for scrambled when I can consider eating it sightly softer again ew :



Eating vegan is fun though apart from tofu and mushrooms lol xD



the scramble is yummy in a tortilla shell. let me know when you're ready...lol



How could I forget this!!!! Tofu bacon...yes! you must try tofu bacon!!!!!!! crispy, salty, smokey yumminess! There is much work to be done here, don't you dare give up...lol
Treehugger267 is offline  
#36 Old 01-22-2010, 07:18 AM
Beginner
 
Ronar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 180
Haha tofu bacon, hrm



My onion salt tofu crispies are frigin awesome



just keeping them in for another half an hour They are yummy though, I think its the salt



I like tofu now the frezer I think has added to it
Ronar is offline  
#37 Old 01-22-2010, 07:21 AM
Beginner
 
Treehugger267's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,795
^^ Whoo HOO The possibilities are endless now! Congrats on your success!
Treehugger267 is offline  
#38 Old 01-22-2010, 07:38 AM
Beginner
 
Ronar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 180
Haha as long as its crunchy and salty i'll eat it
Ronar is offline  
#39 Old 01-22-2010, 07:45 AM
Beginner
 
CindyLennyCleo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 807
Yaaaaay for TOFU!!!!!!!!!!

ÂIf man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.  Mark Twain
CindyLennyCleo is offline  
#40 Old 01-22-2010, 08:09 AM
Beginner
 
Ronar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 180




Yummy
Ronar is offline  
#41 Old 01-22-2010, 08:13 AM
Beginner
 
CindyLennyCleo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 807
Nom nom nom

ÂIf man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.  Mark Twain
CindyLennyCleo is offline  
#42 Old 01-22-2010, 08:23 AM
Beginner
 
skelly023's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 491
Quote:
Originally Posted by CindyLennyCleo View Post

Nom nom nom



+1
skelly023 is offline  
#43 Old 01-22-2010, 08:27 AM
Beginner
 
Treehugger267's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,795
Looks great, Ronar annnnnnnnnnnnnd now I have to make tofu tonight...lol
Treehugger267 is offline  
#44 Old 01-22-2010, 09:33 AM
Beginner
 
GhostUser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsschu2u View Post

The great thing about tofy is the versatility. If it is prepared with flavors that you enjoy, you pretty much can't go wrong.



I agree.



I didn't really like tofu until about 2 years ago which is insane considering I have been vegetarian and then vegan for ages! I love it now.
GhostUser is offline  
#45 Old 01-22-2010, 10:41 AM
Beginner
 
CindyLennyCleo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 807
I will probably go buy more and cook it tonight (I finished the last batch)

I will probably do lemon-pepper strips

You guys wanna see pics when it is cooked?

ÂIf man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.  Mark Twain
CindyLennyCleo is offline  
#46 Old 01-22-2010, 10:42 AM
Beginner
 
Kibbleforlola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,483
Yes please!

Who needs sleep when we've got love?
Who needs keys when we've got clubs?
Who needs please when we've got guns?
Who needs peace when we've gone above?
Kibbleforlola is offline  
#47 Old 01-22-2010, 10:55 AM
Beginner
 
CindyLennyCleo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 807
I am getting the noms just thinking about it!

ÂIf man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.  Mark Twain
CindyLennyCleo is offline  
#48 Old 01-22-2010, 11:06 AM
Beginner
 
Jessy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 288
Question-- How long do you guys cook yours in the pan? I can't seem to get it right!
Jessy is offline  
#49 Old 01-22-2010, 11:12 AM
Beginner
 
CindyLennyCleo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 807
I just... put some oil down and flip it over about once a minute

ÂIf man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.  Mark Twain
CindyLennyCleo is offline  
#50 Old 01-23-2010, 10:50 PM
Beginner
 
Cedre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,089
Now my question....cuz I hate tofu too....and I've tried a few version with no success! And I am a frigin' genius in the kitchen LOL!

I am intrigued by this baked version (btw, I've bought store bought baked tofu and hated it too).

Start with firm or extra firm tofu. freeze, pat with towel to absorb water (or is it pat with towel then freeze?). Then slice in triangles, put loads of salt, onion powder and bake at what temp? Also, then do you cube these up and add to your favourite dish? As in, if I were making spaghetti, do I throw in a handful of these tofu cubes in the sauce?

And how much salt is enough...because my salt intake is high enough as it is. Can you gimme a rough estimate for a full block of tofu?

cheers!
Cedre is offline  
#51 Old 01-24-2010, 09:15 AM
Beginner
 
CindyLennyCleo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 807
sliced and cooked with lemon juice and black pepper (I tried to bread it but it didn't really work)




ÂIf man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.  Mark Twain
CindyLennyCleo is offline  
#52 Old 01-24-2010, 11:14 AM
Beginner
 
Jessy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 288
I did that same thing last night (trying to bread it) and it came out looking like yours haha. I marinaded it though and mixed seasoning in the flour. It was still yummy!
Jessy is offline  
#53 Old 01-24-2010, 11:37 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,160
It looks pretty good to me!
Earthling is offline  
#54 Old 01-24-2010, 11:52 AM
Beginner
 
silva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 4,468
OMG! I was looking up a general tso tofu recipe, cause I just always wing it, and found this:



http://theveganronin.blogspot.com/20...tsos-tofu.html



They use dried tofu skins. I go to an Asian grocery a lot, and have seen this, but never looked it up.

Has anyone tried dried tofu skins? It sounds so good!
silva is online now  
#55 Old 01-24-2010, 12:03 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,160
I've had them, though they were called something else. Very nice
Earthling is offline  
#56 Old 01-24-2010, 12:28 PM
Beginner
 
Arbre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 191
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jessy View Post

I did that same thing last night (trying to bread it) and it came out looking like yours haha. I marinaded it though and mixed seasoning in the flour. It was still yummy!

Question: Has anyone here EVER sucessfully breaded tofu?



I have never been able to get mine to bread all over like you always see in the sparkly cookbooks. Maybe if the dip had some agar in it to make it a little sticky it would cleanly stick?
Arbre is offline  
#57 Old 01-25-2010, 01:29 PM
Beginner
 
silva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 4,468
[QUOTE=Arbre]Question: Has anyone here EVER sucessfully breaded tofu?



I've coated tofu with cornstarch, or arrowroot and then pan fried and let the sauce reduce, like gen. tsos.

I would think (haven't tried) if you coat it in cornstarch and a little water breadcrumbs should stick well.
silva is online now  
#58 Old 01-25-2010, 02:37 PM
Beginner
 
smiling_veggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 176
Mmm, I do love me some tofu. Recently I've been getting more into it. Scrambled tofu with bell peppers, zucchini, onions, and seasonings... delicious! I'm have tofu for dinner tonight with my vegan roommate! It's a recipe from the cookbook VeganYumYum (which I received as a Christmas gift) called Soy-Mirin Tofu with Snow Peas and Peanut Sauce. I made it once two weeks ago and it was so wonderfully tasty. I'm pumped. Yay, tofu!
smiling_veggie is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off