8.24.2009

why i love the internet today

Today's installment of Why I Love The Internet is brought to you by tofu.

Tonight we made a tofu stir-fry for dinner. Stir-frys are easy to make, but I've never learned how to make tofu very well. I usually just let it sizzle in whatever marinade we make, and it stays soft and a bit mushy. Some people hate that, but we like it enough.

I was wondering what else I could throw in the marinade, so I Googled "marinated tofu". The first site that came up was this: How to Cook Tofu Like The Pros: Dry-Fry and Marinate Method. Simple instructions, but nothing I could have figured out on my own.

So instead of doing anything different with the marinade, I decided to try the dry-fry method. Now we know how to make really good tofu - firm, crispy and golden. It was a big improvement!

As an extra bonus, when I went to that website, I saw this great typo.




Sulekha is a site for Indian people living in North America. They should hire a proofreader.

By the way, it was tofu, broccoli, portobello mushrooms and carrots. The marinade was garlic, shallots, soy sauce, vinegar and honey (what we had in the house). We ate it without rice.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a treat! You deserve it you've had a BIG day today on the blog!

I have been reading voraciously on my breaks...I really had to pull myself away from jumping in to the comments on several posts, Great Posts, thanks.

Enjoy the tofu.

L-girl said...

Wow, thank you!!

Dharma Seeker said...

Excellent, thank you! I always fried in a thin layer of oil which means crispy outside, mushy inside. How long does the slow, dry fying take? I'm not a whiz in the kitchen so even a ballpark estimate would be helpful :)

L-girl said...

It took about 15 minutes for one skillet of tofu triangles to get golden on both sides.

I never thought of marinating the tofu *after* cooking!