|JAPANESE||30 MINUTES||2 PERSONS|
Tofu is a healthy protein made from soy proteins that is often called soy cheese. Tofu has no individual flavor. The flavor of tofu depends on the other ingredients it is cooked with. Tofu is often found on the menus of Asian restaurants and is so loved by the healthy eating community.
A few experiments in home cooking and now tofu with caramelized onions is one of my favorite lean and healthy dishes!
|Fresh tofu||300-350 g|
|Red onion||2 pcs.|
|Cherry tomatoes||6-7 pcs.|
|Olive oil||30 ml|
|Vegetable oil||150-220 ml|
|Balsamic vinegar||40 ml|
|Salt/Black pepper||Add to taste|
|Oregano||Add to taste|
- Cut the onion into thin rings and halve (or quarter), cut the garlic into thin slices and send to the pan along with the oil (vegetable and olive). After a couple of minutes, add the balsamic vinegar and a spoonful of sugar.
- Stir and leave to simmer in a skillet over low heat for 15 minutes. Let it caramelize.
- Cut the tofu into rectangles or squares (whichever you prefer), pat dry with a paper towel and bread in flour. Add salt, pepper, dried oregano or dried herbs to your taste beforehand)
- Take a pan for frying tofu (choose the smallest so as not to waste a lot of oil) and pour vegetable oil into it, so that the level is at least 5-6 mm. Put the breaded tofu straight into hot oil. Let it roast for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
- Turn the tofu over and check the roast. Someone likes light breading, while others like it more hot. Place the tofu fried on all four sides (or six, whatever you like) on a paper towel and blot.
- Halve the cherry tomatoes and send them to lie down with the onions for literally 2-3 minutes.
- Take a deep plate, pour the sauce with tomatoes into it and top with tofu. If so much oil scares you, drain it through a sieve so that only the onion and tomatoes are left. Sesame seeds will be very useful here)
A surprisingly tasty combination of sweet caramelized onions, tomatoes and breaded tofu. Try adding a teaspoon of sesame oil and sesame seeds to the finished dish!