Sunday, April 26, 2015

AMW Cooks: Tofu Burger

You know how much I love Tofu right?
As much as I would love to cook them everyday!  Well, I can't!  One issue I have with "supermarket Tofu" is that most of them tastes so sour you can't literally eat them!  If I want good, quality, tofu, I had to go to downtown Manila to grab one and no, I had no time for that!

So last week, since I was at an event at Rockwell, I grabbed a chance to shop at Rustans Supermarket in between meetings!  I found a pack of Tofu with Korean writing!  And it was an ultimate EUREKA moment because the Tofu tastes WONDERFUL!  I'm sorry I didn't get the chance to take a photo on the brand name but I will definitely do so because I will go back for more!

Inspired by the newly bought tofu, I originally thought of making Ma Po tofu but I planned to prepare this dish also for Kyle, I opted for something visually appetizing minus the spicy taste!  

I'm not sure if you guys know "Pipa Tofu", I planned to do Pipa tofu but the extra step of "steaming" before pan-frying is too much for a busy mom with clingy son!  So I went straight ahead to pan-fried Tofu Burger!  The result?  YUMMY, HEALTHY GOODNESS!

  • Firm tofu
  • Minced Pork
  • Chopped Mushrooms
  • All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt, pepper, chopped garlic and onion.
  • Soy Sauce
  • Bread crumbs.
 Ingredients for the sauce:
  • water
  • Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Pork Boullion
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Bell Peppers chopped

  • Mashed the tofu using a fork.
  •  Pour in the minced pork, chopped onion, garlic and mushrooms.  Mix together.
  •  Add 1 egg, salt and pepper to taste.  If you prefer a bit of a "soy sauce" taste, you may add soy sauce instead of salt.  Mix all the ingredients together.  
  • Add in all-purpose flour and corn starch.  Add more if you need a thicker consistency.  Once you can form "burgers", you put in the right amount of cornstarch.
  •  In a pan, heat oil.  Once oil is ready, use a big spoon and grab a spoonful of the tofu and pork mixture and roll it on bread crumbs.
  • Gently put the tofu burger mixture onto the heated oil and do not touch it unless the bottom is golden brown.
  •  Once all the tofu burger are fried golden brown, use a separate pan to  make you sauce.  
  • Sauteed garlic, onion and green bell pepper.  Once you smell the wonderful scent of all 3 ingredients, pour in water and add 1/2 pork boullion (I used Knorr).  Add in Oyster sauce and a bit of soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Thicken the sauce with corn starch.

Healthy yet super yummy Tofu Burger dish with oyster sauce on the side!  The dish was a huge success!  Next time, I'll try this again with chopped Shrimps (I'm allergic to seafood but it doesn't mean no one can eat them in the household!)  I'll probably make 2 batches, one with Shrimp and one without!

Hope you like this simple dish from yours truly!

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  1. healthy food! i will try this!! =) thank you for sharing ms nikki!


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