The Pom Pom (a.k.a. Lion's Mane) Mushrooms are always a treat whenever we can get them, but they're not cheap -- $15.99/pound -- so it's a good thing they're very light, but that also means they shrink quite a bit. Hairy buggers, eh? ;)
The tofu was adapted from "Fit For A King" -- an Elvis cookbook...
here's the brief recipe...
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 (smoked) paprika (if you have it, if not regular will do)
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).
Thursday, March 08, 2007