Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tofu Stack Ups

I'm always looking for new tofu recipes since tofu stir fry can get old pretty fast.  And I am always trying to find recipes that do new things with the tofu since marinating it and grilling/broiling it can also get pretty fast!

So when I saw this recipe for Tofu Stack Ups in Better Homes and Gardens, I thought it looked interesting enough to try!  Plus, it did something new with the tofu - the recipe called for breading the tofu in cornmeal.  That blew my mind since it didn't even occur to me that you could bread tofu.

Clearly I am a tofu novice!

Tofu Stack-Ups
recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
2 ears fresh sweet corn
2 12- to 16-oz. pkg. firm or extra firm tofu, drained
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 to 4 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium red sweet pepper, seeded and sliced
2 medium green tomatoes, sliced (AFC note: I used red tomatoes)
Lime wedges
Fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

1. In a large saucepan, cook corn, covered, in boiling salted water for 7 minutes. Drain. (AFC note: I don't salt the water, I read somewhere that it draws moisture out of the corn)

2. Meanwhile, slice each block of tofu horizontally into 4 slices. In a shallow dish combine cornmeal, chili powder, and salt; dip tofu into mixture to coat.

3. In a 12-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Cook tofu in batches for 2 to 3 minutes per side until crisp and golden brown, adding more oil as needed. Remove tofu from skillet; add sweet pepper and green tomatoes and cook in remaining oil about 3 minutes until tomatoes are heated through and lightly browned and peppers are crisp tender.

4. Cut corn from cob. Place one slice tofu on each of four serving plates. Top with half of the corn, peppers and tomatoes. Top with remaining tofu slices, and remaining corn, peppers, and tomatoes. Serve with lime wedges and fresh cilantro leaves. Makes 4 servings.

Verdict:  I loved the tofu covered in cornmeal.  It added a nice crunch!  However, both the Husband and I agreed that it could have been more flavorful.  Anyone have any suggestions on what they would add?

Updated:  I'm linking up to Mangoes and Chutney's Fat Camp Friday!


  1. So pretty! To add flavor I might try adding garlic, red pepper flakes and some dried herbs to the cornmeal.

  2. How creative! I have never had or made tofu, so I am not sure I would be a big help for suggestions. Thanks for linking to Fat Camp Friday, enjoy your weekend and see you next time!


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