Tofu tastes pretty bland, unless you know how to make it exceptional. My tofu tastes great and takes ten minutes to make. I cook tofu in cast iron frying pan. To make yours healthier, you have to bake it, which takes a bit longer.
To bake your tofu, heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice tofu 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle with Bragg’s or soy sauce as well as some coconut oil and bake for 30 minutes, stirring once, halfway through.
The key to heavenly, crispy tofu is getting rid of moisture. The less moisture, the more crispy crust. To accomplish that, I wrap my tofu in towels and place it under a cutting board with a few books on top. This squeezes a lot of the moisture out in just a few minutes. I then cook tofu on a dry frying pan first and only when all of the moisture is gone, I start adding sauces and oil. Coconut oil and butter produce more crust than olive, avocado or other vegetable oils.
You can make your cooked tofu taste different every time, by adding and experimenting with spices, such as paprika, garlic and curry. A bit of balsamic vinegar can go a long way, especially if used in a marinade. White wine works well, too and so does lemon juice.
Two Simple Ways To Make Tofu Taste Good
By February 21, 2011Published:
Tofu tastes pretty bland, unless you know how to make it exceptional. My tofu tastes great and takes ten minutes to make. I cook …
- Firm tofu
- Bragg's Amino Acids or soy sauce
- 2 tbsp Coconut oil or virgin olive oil for shorter way- this is per block of tofu
- Wrap the tofu in towels and place it under a cutting board with a few books on top.
Remove the tofu. Cube it.
Sprinkle with Bragg's Amino Acids or with soy sauce and pace on a hot, dry frying pan. Cook for a few minutes, until the tofu begins to stick to the pan.
- Add two tablespoons of coconut oil per block of tofu and fry on high flame, until crisp. Mix sporadically.
- Drain the excess oil on paper towels.