Tofu torture!

How does that title grab ya?

Recently, I finally broke down and bought a tofu press, more specifically, the EZ Tofu Press. What in the hell took me so long to buy a tofu press?

I entitled this post “tofu torture” because the tofu press looks like a torture device for tofu!

I put the tofu and the press on a plate to catch the liquid drained off the tofu.  So much liquid!

Like most folks who use a lot of tofu in their cooking (well those without tofu presses) I have done the whole “wrap the tofu in towels and balance an entire library on top of it” to get the tofu properly drained.  Never again!

Here’s the fried tofu I made with the pressed tofu:

This is my stand-by fried tofu recipe:  thinly sliced tofu fried until crispy and seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Earlier in the week, I also made refried bean enchiladas, but since I don’t really do anything special when I make them, I am not going to put up a recipe.  I use all store bought ingredients and the only thing that’s from scratch is the seasoning mixture I sprinkle in and on top of the enchiladas, which is just garlic powder and chili powder.  I do always shred my own cheese though.

This weekend is going to be a busy one.  I have a massage lined up to take care of some sore back muscles and then I am off to an art opening, followed by a fancy dress cocktail party.  Tomorrow the majority of the USA will be watching the Super Bowl, but I will be meeting up with my ladies’ potluck group.  That’s more my speed any day!

Have a great weekend!

5 thoughts on “Tofu torture!”

  1. A tofu press? I didn’t even know you were supposed to press your tofu before using it, I’m a disgrace to my past profession!
    Have a fantastic weekend! x

  2. I’m making refried bean enchilada’s tomorrow night! Only I make my refried beans, as buying them here is ridiculously expensive.
    The tofu press sounds like a great investment, when you use a lot of it!

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