Breaded Tofu Cutlets
2 pounds Firm or extra-firm tofu, frozen (see note)
5 cups Water
1/2 cup Finely minced fresh ginger,
3/4 cup Soy sauce
1/2 cup Fine cornmeal
1/2 cup Water
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
To defrost tofu, place plastic bag filled with frozen tofu into bowl of hot water. After about 15 minutes, drain bowl and ad more hot water.
Repeat process until tofu is soft.
Gently squeeze out excess liquid by pressing tofu between fingertips. Set aside.
Place whole-wheat flour in a second flat plate and cornmeal on a third.
Serve with dollop of tartar sauce and sprig of fresh parsley.
Note: to freeze tofu, place in plastic bag, seal, and freeze for a minimum of 48 hours before thawing. The color of frozen tofu will be a light amber, and when cooked, its texture will be pleasantly chewy.
Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:02am