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Yellow Curry with Fried Tofu

This past week’s cooking challenge was pan frying. Pan frying is a method of cooking using very little oil. So I suppose the opposite of pan frying would be deep frying 🙂

This is a non-recipe recipe since I used Trader Joe’s Thai Yellow Curry Sauce –it is soooo tasty (we’ve actually eaten this three times in the last three weeks)! For my meat-eating readers, don’t be afraid of tofu! Tofu is good. I used extra firm tofu and it’s texture reminds me of Paneer. Oh you haven’t had paneer before? Well then, tofu’s texture is sort of like a soft hot dog. It really picks up the flavor of whatever you are cooking it with. Branch out a little and try something new.

Tofu comes packed in water, which needs to be drained off and pressed out in order to pan fry. To press your tofu wrap a paper towel around it, then wrap a dish towel around that. Put something fairly heavy on top of your tofu to squeeze out the extra water. I put my two cast iron skillets on top of the tofu and let it set for about 15 minutes, while I was prepping the rest of my ingredients.

What is your favorite tofu dish?

thai, trader joe's


  1. My fav tofu is just plain fried tofu. It depends on the kind of tofu that was made. Some can be just eaten without any sauce.

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