How to cook Tofu?
A simple question – with a sort of simple answer. If you are already a tofu eater you will have undoubtedly been asked this question. We always reply- how ever you want! Now that might sound like a bit off a cop out, but it is true. Tofu is your canvas to go crazy and cook it in any way you like. Bake, boil, fry, grill, bread it, batter it… there is seriously not enough words in this blog to tell you all the ways to cook tofu.
Ok, ok – You get the idea, tofu is versatile.
Now you have just crossed over into an unusual territory. Wanting to cook a food many misunderstand. Welcome to the dark side.
Start by preparing yourself for some possible comments about eating wet sponges and the face pulls you might get. Keep your cool and be silently smug as you know that you are going to make tofu so unforgettably delicious that it will change all of their preconceptions.
You might have even been that friend pulling the face in the past… but if you are here reading this that means you are nearly on your way to being a full-fledged Tofu-natic.
If you are sat there saying “I don’t have a bloody clue what to do with this” we can help.
Let’s start with the basics…crispy tofu is a sure winner. If you are still a tofu novice this is what we suggest everyone try first. Because you can’t really go wrong. The goal is a golden crispy outside with the inside still soft. To achieve you need to arm yourself with 3 basic ingredients. Cornflour, a high smoke point oil such as coconut or sesame oil (olive oil is delicious but not good for cooking tofu!) and salt. Cover your tofu in the cornflour and fry in the hot oil ’till golden on all sides. Finish with salt to keep it crispy.
Delicious just as it is or make it your own by adding extra flavour with herbs, spices and sauces. Crispy Tofu is yummy mixed in a stir fry or even tossed in hot sauce to make Tofu wings (recipe here). This recipe is also transferable to baking, if frying doesn’t float your tofu boat.
Now you have tackled that and got over your tofu fear you can move on to some more adventurous dishes.
Sliced finely fried in a pan with a little oil and whatever seasoning you like. Whack in a sandwich.
Or mix with mayo to make egg mayo. Got some raisins and curry power kicking about? How about making a coronation tofu. You could even brave a tofu scramble, it’s super easy peasy: just crumble your tofu and mix with milk, a pinch of turmeric and some salt and pepper. Yummy!
For dinner you can’t go wrong with a classic tofu curry or stir fry, these are always scrumptious and sure to be an all round winner.
But this is not where the versatility of Tofu ends oh no we can do better than that!
There is no shortage of tofu recipes on our website (shhh we are letting you in on a massive secret there as not many who know about all our treasure chest of recipes) we would recommend starting by scrolling our recipe page here and seeing if anything tickles your fancy.
We think the best part about tofu is that is can become so many things.
So what is stopping you.. get cracking.