Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tofu Burger Recipe

I just found this recipe online. The source is not credited, and I haven't tried it yet, but it looks easy (although a bit bland; I will add more seasoning when do my trial run!). Another thing I might try would be to bake the patties on parchment paper for about 30 minutes and then try pan frying them LIGHTLY, just for flavor and a firmer texture.

Tofu Burgers
These burgers are quick and easy to make. The ingredients can be mixed in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Form and cook the patties as needed. Or you can cook all the patties at one time, then store them in the frig. and reheat them in a toaster oven or microwave. If you want to grill the burgers, precook the patties before putting them on the grill.

1 pound firm tofu, mashed
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 slice whole wheat bread, finely crumbled
1 small onion, finely chopped or 2 tablespoons onion powder
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder or granules
1/2 teaspoon each: basil, oregano, cumin

Mix the tofu with the rolled oats, bread crumbs, chopped onion, parsley, soy sauce, and seasonings. Knead for a minute or so, until the mixture holds together. Shape into 8 patties. Lightly spray a large skillet (preferably non-stick) with oil then add the patties and brown on both sides.

If you want to be a little daring, experiment by adding finely shredded carrots, zucchini, beets, or chopped walnuts or sunflower seeds.

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