Serious Eats: Talk
Tofu: Way or No Way?
This twice in one day W/NW ? is in direct response to HeartofGlass who doesn't like meat, white sauce or mayo and claims I'm killin' her. And she loves me, too. I had to wrack my brain (not an easy task), and came up with tofu.
My vegetarian daughters had to do some serious convincing to get me to try it. It was their promise that it had little flavor of it's own and took on the flavors of the other components in a dish. I believe they were pan frying it with onions, garlic, zucchini and grape tomatoes, so I gave it a shot. I was also leery of the texture, thinking it would be mushy and slimy. They won me over. It was delicious, kind of meaty and crusty on the outside. I've seen a few types of tofu in the supermarket, and I prefer the firmer, and have become a convert.
I thought the tofu Carla prepared in the quickfire Quaker Oats challenge on Top Chef last night looked tasty.
Are you suspicious, as I was? Have you never even considered eating it? Do you eat it all the time and have some great tips for us? In other words, are you Way or No Way?
I'm a (not as enthusiastic as I would be for bacon) Way.