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#1 Old 04-27-2006, 10:01 AM
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I've invited an omni friend and her husband over for dinner tomorrow and I've promised to make tofu; she's curious about it. I'm planning on making a stir-fry of some kind but any suggestions would be wonderful.

What are your favorite omni-friendly tofu recipies?
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#2 Old 04-27-2006, 10:56 AM
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I get extra-firm tofu and do the following:

1. Squeeze the water out of it by wrapping it in a dish towel and putting an iron frying pan (a large book would work too) on top of it for a 1/2 hour or so

2. Cut it into thin pieces

3. Dip the pieces in soy sauce

4. Lay the pieces out on an oiled cookie sheet

5. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about a 1/2 hour or more (until crispy). Turn the pieces over somewhere in the middle of cooking.

Then I just add the crispy pieces to my stir fry. It's a great way to get crispy, flavorful tofu without deep frying.
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I do think that it's best to introduce people to tofu with as firm of a texture as you can get it. The press method described above should do the trick. Get it into your stir fry pan very early too.

I love a stir fry with tofu, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms, bell peppers, baby corn, shredded purple cabbage, and cashews. For a sauce, I combine soy sauce, peanut butter, molasses, and sesame oil.
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I haven't tried baking it in a while, it sounds good.

Thank you.
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#5 Old 04-27-2006, 12:25 PM
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My boyfriend likes it best drained and well pressed, then coated in corn starch and fried. He makes all kinds of dips to dip it in, since it's just use we usually make half a block of tofu like that as an appetizer and then use the rest in the stirfry.
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