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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tofu Crisp Strips By Gnewvegan

In my post this past November, “ What do I eat ” I wrote one of my quick stir fry recipes. Here is a recipe of mine for tofu crisp strips you can put on top of the stir fry, mix in and enjoy.

Tofu Crisp Strips
makes 8 strips

1 oz firm or extra firm tofu, cutting two slithers (I use a scale when measuring certain ingredients. It is handy to have)
Pinch Chinese five spice powder
Vegetable oil spray
Salt and pepper to taste

1- Take the 1 oz of tofu and pat as much of the water out as you can between a paper towel. Cut each slither lengthwise into 4 strips. Put the strips in a small bowl, like ramekin size, and season with salt and pepper to taste, and the Chinese five spice powder. Mix the tofu with the seasonings to coat well.

2- Preheat a 8 inch non-stick pan for about one minute. Then spray with cooking spray.

3- Place the strips in the pan, laying each one flat, on a low to medium flame, brown both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side, turning with tongs. Then serve on your Chinese stir fry.

Note: The strips may break either when mixing with seasoning or in pan. That’s ok..
If you want a bit more spice try adding a smidgen of red cayenne pepper when you are seasoning the tofu strips.

Happy Vegan Cooking



Veggies.... said...

This sounds like a perfect start to a rice bowl! Im thinking peanut sauce and lots of veggies with a bit of rice to complete. Tofu can be terrific if its cooked just right.

Gnewvegan said...

I agree. :) If you look at my recipe in the post "what do I eat" , I have my recipe for a quick stir fry with veggies and rice. I do have my own peanut sauce recipe which now that you mention it I think I will post. If you try the recipe please let me know what you think.. Have a great holiday and come back again soon..