How can you tell good tofu?
When shopping for tofu, look for white, fresh-smelling tofu. Any discoloration or sour odor means that tofu has undergone temperature fluctuations or has been on the shelf too long. While shelf-stable tofu cartons have longer shelf lives, they are made with GM soybeans and generally have poor flavor.
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
Tofu is made from dried soybeans that are soaked in water, crushed, and boiled. The mixture is separated into solid pulp (okara) and soy "milk." Salt coagulants, such as calcium and magnesium chlorides and sulfates, are added to the soy milk to separate the curds from the whey.
Simply add to hot water for three to four minutes. Excellent also in soups and stews. Enjoy them hot or cold! Try the Tofu Wiener as a snack ? heat them up and serve with mustard and fresh bread..
If you add tofu too early, it will crumble/disintegrate and the soup won't look very nice. Tofu is already cooked so you don't need to do anything with it or change anything..
Bring a pot of water large enough to completely submerge the tofu to a boil (a medium/large saucepan works best). Gently slip the frozen tofu block into the water. Return the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Continue simmering the tofu for 15 minutes, flipping once half way through..
The cook always boiled tofu for 15 minutes. Doesn't matter if she was baking, grilling, or frying it. She said she boils it then keeps it in the refrigerator til she needs it. I have yet to grill tofu but by boiling it first the texture become more firm which I really like.
4-5 daysIf you plan to use or eat your cooked tofu in a few days, the best storage place is in the fridge. Cooked tofu will last for 4-5 days in the fridge. Just make sure to place it in a covered container and separate the sauce if there is. If you store cooked tofu with its sauce in it, it will no longer be crispy after..
A few more cooking questions 📍
How do you steam hot dogs and buns?
Get a pan just large enough to hold the hot dogs plus water to fill up to half a hot dog. Place a grease splatter screen or small rack on top pan as you bring the water to a boil. Cover buns, reduce heat and once the water has boiled off, put in a little butter to coat the dogs..