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Nutritional Recipes

Tofu “Fries”

Written by COA Nutrition Team On January 25, 2018

Ready to give tofu a chance? This is the way to go…

These Tofu “fries” are a highly nutritious, protein-rich option for lunch, dinner or even a snack. Kid Approved!

INGREDIENTS:

  • One 8 ounces extra firm tofu block
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ tsp. dry thyme
  • Olive oil for sautéing
  • Salt and pepper to taste
    (Serving suggestion: Organic ketchup on the side)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Drain the tofu and slice it into sticks (about ½ inch by 2 inches)
  2. In a small bowl, beat the egg and pour it in a plate. In another plate combine the breadcrumbs with the thyme, season it to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Coat all the sticks with the egg and the breadcrumbs, in that order.
  4. Over medium-high heat coat a large sauté pan with olive oil. Place the coated tofu sticks in the pan when its hot enough to make a sizzling sound. Pan-sear all the sides of the sticks until golden-brown. Sprinkle more salt if necessary.
  5. Serve them warm with organic ketchup on the side.

Tips of the Month MOBILE

Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

Take a minute to mentally walk through what you’re cooking

Before you start cooking, taking just one minute to think through what you’re about to do makes all the difference in the world. If you’re making multiple dishes, you can pick out what takes the longest to cook and the exact order to prep and cook things, seeing where there are opportunities to prep things while something else is cooking. It’s a lot more efficient to have a mental game plan so you don’t hit any bumps, like forgetting to get water boiling.

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