I like tofu a whole lot, so, I thought, maybe there was a chance my kid would, too. Turns out I was right. But he only likes it one way—battered and fried. What’d I expect, right? Well, at least he’ll eat the stuff.
Here’s what you do—
Adapted from Cathe Olson’s Simply Natural Baby food; Easy Recipes for Delicious Meals Your Infant and Toddler Will Love
1 pound firm tofu
1/2 cup bread crumbs
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
3 tablespoons olive oil or 1 egg, beaten
1. Place tofu in shallow pan. Press out water by placing a weighted cutting board on top of the tofu. Let sit 15-30 minutes. Drain water.
2. In a shallow bowl combine the bread crumbs and sesame seeds.
3. Turn the block of tofu on its side and cut in half lengthwise. Turn it back to its widest side and cut into 1/2 inch pieces across the shorter end. You should have 12 pieces.
4. Preheat oven to 375. Oil a baking sheet. Pour olive oil or egg into shallow dish. Place tofu in oil or egg and turn to coat all sides. Next, roll sticks in bread mixture until evenly coated.
5. Place breaded sticks onto prepared baking sheet and bake 20-30 minutes, turning once or until brown and crisp. Serve with tartar sauce or ketchup for dipping.
These are another great make-more-than-you-need-an-reheat-them-later kind of food.
Here’s some great tofu recipes for kids from vegkitchen.com. I’ll definitely be trying the Nuggets.
Oooh! And one for tofu burgers here: www.easy-kids-recipes.com