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Nov 06

How to Press Tofu the Easy Way

TOFU

Does tofu terrify you?  It shouldn’t!  As a vegetarian, people always ask me how to prepare tofu.  I actually don’t make it a whole lot, but my mom taught me the best/easiest way to get perfectly firm tofu.  Read on and learn how to press tofu the easy way.

 

You will need:

– 2 cutting boards

– extra firm tofu

– towel

– weights (or something heavy that will balance easily)

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Get out that tofu!  I usually cut along two sides, then drain the water before peeling back the rest of the packaging.

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Then, cut the tofu in half so you have two big, thin rectangles.

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Place the larger cutting board with one end on the towel, and make sure the towel end is next to the sink.

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Place your two pieces of tofu on the cutting board.

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Place the empty tofu container under the cutting board so it sits at an angle, tilted toward the sink.

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Put the smaller cutting board on the tofu, and then place your heavy object or weights on top of the cutting board.  My mom always used a brick.

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Let the tofu press as long as possible.  At least 3 hours, preferably 4-5ish.  Then, voila!  Pressed tofu!IMG_1542

 

Happy eating!  <3 Caitlyn

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