26 April 2012

deep fried tofu

What does tofu have in common with a dildo?

They are both meat substitutes.

Nutrition-wise, tofu is better for you than meat. Whether a dildo is better for you may be a matter of personal preference.

Regardless, there's no denying that tofu is a complete source of protein. It's the only food product that provides all eight essential amino acids. It contains no animal fats or cholesterol, is low in sodium, contains few calories, and is easy to digest. It is also an excellent source of iron and vitamin B. And because calcium sulfate is used in the manufacturing process, it's a good source of calcium.

I'm not a dietician, but I suspect that deep frying tofu lessens it's health value somewhat. I don't really care... tofu just tastes especially good that way.

1 package of firm tofu
sweet and sour sauce
soy sauce
chilli sauce
black sesame seeds
wheat flour
panko bread crumbs

Cut tofu into small squares. Wrap tofu pieces with paper towels and place it on a flat plate. Let sit for about 15 minutes so that some of the liquid drains into paper towels.

Dip tofu pieces first in flour, then in panko bread crumbs. Deep fry in 350 degree oil until the pieces turn light brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.

Mix sauce ingredients and drizzle over tofu. Top with sesame seeds.