“Daddy, I want tofu.”
You don’t hear that everyday. At least I don’t.
5 year old Vi had seen the tofu in the fridge. It was morning. They’d eaten cereal, a waffle, a smoothie. Why not tofu. I just had to make it breakast-ish. Here’s what I came up with, and it was crispy, homey, buttery. A bizarrely satisfying twist on the usual.
several slices firm tofu, patted dry with a paper towel
2 tablespoons butter
a bit of flour for dusting
I sliced the tofu, then dredged in flour. I heated the butter in a nonstick skillet. I browned the tofu in the pan until crisp, about 8 minutes a side. I served it with maple syrup.
And that’s that. I honestly didn’t expect it to be good, but the buttery crispy outside, the tender interior, the maple syrup. Good stuff. Does anyone out there have any un-bland, kid-friendly uses of tofu in your household you care to share?