Elvis Presley's Birthday: Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches, Fried Tofu, Mashed Potatoes, Shiitake Gravy
Elvis' Birthday Dinner 1/08
Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches
(Elvis may have in fact, had something going on here)
thanks to Patrick and Genevieve we received the "Fit For A King - The Elvis Presley Cookbook" as a Christmas gift this year. So what better way to break it in than to make some of Elvis' favorite dishes -- on what would have been his 72nd birthday?
Fried Tofu (makes 16 pieces)
(adapted from "Fit For A King")
1 block of firm tofu, cut into eight cutlets, then cut diagonally into long triangles and marinated in tamari for 5 minutes
3/4 cup of AP flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
Oil (for frying)
Add the flour, paprika, salt and pepper in a brown paper bag and shake to mix.
Add the marinated tofu cutlets and shake until well coated. Remove from bag and knock off excess flour.
In a cast-iron skillet add about 1/4" of oil over high heat. When oil has come to temp, add the coated tofu pieces gently into the oil and fry until well browned on both sides (about 3-4 minutes per side). Drain on a rack (or the brown paper bag).