Fried Tofu

By Friday, who has any energy to cook dinner? And tonight, I wasn’t really in the mood for our usual pizza. It was just the little one and me. That means there was a lot more flexibility in our food choices. We don’t actually have to have any meat. Breakfast food is perfectly acceptable. And, best of all, we can have tofu! So, we took all of these ideas and combined them into one fantastic dish. Fried Tofu! Think of this as a version of fried rice with no rice, or, if you’ve ever had it, fried matzoh, only, no matzoh.

I’ve been instructed to let everyone know that an 11 year old child made this meal. He cut everything, cooked everything, broke the eggs like some sort of master chef IN ONE HAND! He even checked the position of the chopsticks on the plate before I took the picture.  It was very fast and tasty. He did a great job!

Fried Tofu (Two Servings)
1/2 lb tofu, cut in cubes
2 green onions, chopped
4 slices turkey bacon, chopped
3 eggs, beaten with a little milk

1. Slice the tofu into 1/2 thick pieces and place on a clean dish towel or paper towels. Cover with the same and put a plate or cutting board on it. Leave it like this for ten minutes. This will help remove some of the moisture so it will cook faster.
2. After ten minutes, cut in cubes and cook on medium high for 15 minutes until golden brown.
3. Turn the burner down to medium and add the onions and bacon. Cook for five minutes until the onions are a little translucent.
4. Add the beaten eggs and cook for three or four minutes until done.

This is one of those incredibly versatile meals that you can customize according to all the tastes in your home. We decided to add green onions and turkey bacon. Yes, I know I said I was happy to not have meat. But there it was, staring me in the face. I had salad for lunch. I was a bit hungry. We’re actually quite low on veggies right now. I may have some frozen corn but that didn’t sound good to me. So we kept this quite simple and it was just right.

Enjoy!

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