How To Drain Tofu
Tofu and I have never jived well . . .
My previous experiments left me with wet soggy meals that nobody ate.
It wasn’t until recently that I realized you had to drain tofu before using it to cook(i.e. bake). Common knowledge to a lot of you . . . Not to Val
Luckily . . . I figured it out . . .
Unpack your firm bean curd block onto some paper towels after draining the excess water in the package.
Make sure you have a line of 7-8 paper towels to wrap it in and start rolling it up burrito style.
You should have a nice brawny bundle that looks like this.
Now, you can drain tofu anywhere from 15min to overnight. If your pressed for time or want to use your tofu soon, place another plate on top of your burrito and throw some heavy objects on top.
Leave for a while until the paper towels are saturated and your block shrinks down a bit. 15min to 2 hours should do it.
OR . . .
If the overnight method is convenient for you, place in the fridge and put a heavy object on top of the first plate.
Leave overnight and discover a squished block after discarding your drippy paper towels.
You are now free to cut, slice and dice whatever which way to suit your needs.
I’m glad tofu and I are becoming better friends . . .
Recipes coming soon!
What is your favorite thing to do with tofu?