Monday, April 03, 2006

Tofu "Fries"

OK, to some of you this might sound repulsive. However, these are fabulous for toddlers (or husbands)! Two reasons they are so successful:

1. They are "fries"
2. Toddlers can dip them. If you have a toddler, you know what I'm talking about!

Depending on how long they sit under the broiler or in the toaster oven they can be chewy or soft so they work well for infants on up. Experiment with different seasonings and dipping sauces too.

1. Olive oil or non-stick cooking spray
2. Extra Firm Tofu
3. Marinara Sauce
4. Seasoning salt

Drain water from tofu package. Slice as much tofu as you want into french fry shapes. Take tofu, and put it between some clean towels with a weight on top. You can do this up to an hour, or in as little as 5 minutes, but the idea is to get excess water out of the tofu. Spray cooking spray or rub a cookie sheet with oil. Transfer tofu fries onto the cookie sheet. Sprinkle with seasoning. Place in broiler or toaster oven and cook until the edges are slightly browned (or use your mouth to test!). Turning occasionally with a spatula. Viola! Tofu Fries. Serve along side marinara sauce. Perfect for a snack or balanced lunch/dinner (with fruit/veggies on the side).

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At 3:16 AM, Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Sounds icky...but I'll try anything to get my kids to eat healthy!!


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