Monday, January 08, 2007

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)

Fried Tofu

Mashed Potatoes

Shiitake Gravy

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).

blog comments powered by Disqus