I have had Tofu before – added in stuff or deep fried at a Japanese restaurant. But I have never made it for myself or even bought it. Yesterday a friend showed me this recipe for Spicy Sweet and Sour Tofu. I thought it looked good, I had everything but the Tofu, so on my way home I picked some up. Pretty cheap, $2.50 for a blob of it.
Looks better in the photo then it did in real life. It also had this smell to it. But anyway. Following the recipe (sorta) I smushed it in some paper towel (to dry it?). Letting it sit for about 30 minutes. Then I chopped it up and fried it in some oil and garlic (now that sounds healthy.)
There is no real reason for the above photo, I just like to post pictures – and I got a new camera to play with hehe. Anyway after that I added the sauce (found here). It looked pretty good, especially when I stirred in the green onions.
Doesn’t that look good? The end result wasn’t bad. I didn’t jump for joy and go, “OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU TOFU” – I wish it had of. Tofu seems really good for you, high in protein and calcium and low in fat (except when you fry it in oil). I have been trying to eat more calcium, so I was happy to see how much was in the Tofu. I would like to eat it more, but I dunno if cutting it up in chunks and serving it as a main dish is the way to go. Unless of course it is Agedashi Tofu. I might try buying it again and cutting it smaller and adding it to something like spaghetti. Maybe.
The boyfriend stuck his fork in and said “I don’t think I can eat this.” In the end he had a small nibble, he said it tasted like nothing but he couldn’t eat a big chunk of it.
And that ends that cooking adventure with Tofu.