Tofu to sink your teeth into
July 19, 2012 6:47 PM Subscribe
How can I make my tofu seriously chewy?
posted by LonnieK to Food & Drink (27 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
For various recipes, I need bean curd that stands up to my molars. I want it as close to beef -- in consistency, not flavor -- as possible.
Ideally I'd like to cut it to matchstick size, but I'm flexible. I'm open to any variety tofu, any storage, any prep steps etc.
I don't care when the consistency develops. I'll even prepare the tofu separately and add it after a serious, high heat stir fry of other ingredients. I'll take anything. I need chewy tofu.
I'm already working with Bittman's vegetarian book, but please point me to key points about chewy tofu in it or anywhere else.
Bonus: Prepare me for reality. What's my maximum reasonable expectation?