The Joy of Things Fried

One of the things I enjoy doing is cooking. There’s something about chopping veggies that makes me feel calm. Maybe it’s because it’s one of those things you don’t have to put a lot of thought into, but that you have to focus on in order to keep all of your fingertips. It’s almost meditative.
  
 
I like trying out new recipes, though I am not the kind of person who creates their own, I do like making all different sorts of food, from curry to stir-fry to banana pudding. Not every meal is a success. I know when a recipe is a keeper because my hubby will go for seconds. If he doesn’t, my suspicions are confirmed and the meal was just not that great.
 
 
One of the things I’ve gotten very good at is frying tofu. I know that may not sound very exciting or seem very difficult, but it took lots of experimenting and Googling to find the right process to get the texture I wanted. I know you’re incredibly intrigued now to know my secret. It’s really so simple:
  • Slice a block of extra firm tofu into 3 or 4 pieces longways, wrap them up in a paper towel and microwave it for 2 minutes.
  • When it’s cool enough to handle, squeeze out whatever water you can.
  • Cut it into triangles and fry it up until it’s brown on all sides. The longer you leave it, the chewier it gets (I learned that by forgetting about a batch while doing dishes once).
So easy and so yummy (I know because the hubby will eat the whole thing if we’re not sharing). I put it in a stir fry or curry and we gobble it up.
 
 
Is there a recipe or cooking technique that brings you joy? Share it in the comments below, or on Facebook!
 
 

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