After more than a year since Sam turned vegetarian, I’m finally getting the hang of vegetarian cooking. For one thing, I no longer think in terms of stir fried vegetables. And when I see tofu, I don’t automatically see it as cut into slices or cubes, and smothered with sauce.
These burgers are made with mashed firm tofu, dukkah, chopped onion and garlic, and to bind them together, panko and a beaten egg. The patties were shallow fried on both sides until browned and crisp.
First, I mashed the firm tofu in a mixing bowl. Then, I pressed a stack of kitchen paper on the mashed tofu to remove excess water. It looked like I had a cup of mashed tofu but, at that point, I wasn’t really sure what to add to it. Salt and pepper, yes, that’s basic seasoning. Panko (that’s awesome Japanese breadcrumbs for the uninitiated) and a beaten egg would be the perfect binder. Finely chopped onion and minced garlic sounded good because they make any patty taste great. [Read More...]