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A peculiar tofu question... - Jenn - 04-10-2012 12:51 PM
You know when you buy a block of tofu, and it's kind of swimming in that liquid. (like... "tofu whey")
It seems rather a waste to just pour it down the drain.
Surely there's something that can be done with it?
Is there something I can do with "tofu whey"? Can it be saved for use in something later? Am I completely off my rocker? (wait, don't answer that last one, LOL!)
RE: A peculiar tofu question... - nettiesaur - 04-10-2012 09:04 PM
I thought that liquid was a sort of brine, and very salty. I wouldn't use it for anything.
RE: A peculiar tofu question... - Jenn - 04-11-2012 04:01 AM
OK, what little I've been able to find suggests that it's just water. Not any kind of 'whey' or brine or anything like that. Just... pretty much... water.
Maybe some of the liquid from the bath used to coagulate the soy milk into curds, but mostly, it's water.
Until I find out otherwise, I guess it's not anything worth much of anything
Thanks for reading!
RE: A peculiar tofu question... - nettiesaur - 04-11-2012 05:53 AM
(04-11-2012 04:01 AM)Jenn Wrote: OK, what little I've been able to find suggests that it's just water. Not any kind of 'whey' or brine or anything like that. Just... pretty much... water.
Thanks for looking it up. I probably should have. I don't use tofu that often.
RE: A peculiar tofu question... - Jenn - 04-11-2012 06:50 AM
(04-11-2012 05:53 AM)nettiesaur Wrote: Thanks for looking it up. I probably should have. I don't use tofu that often.
I use it fairly often. I love extra firm or super firm done in small cubes, hot hot skillet with a little Szechuan sauce. Once a slight 'crust' has formed on the tofu cubes, I toss in some veggies and heat them through.
Kind of a "Not Quite Stir-Fry" (for the nights I don't feel like doing all the prep for an actual stir fry, LOL!)
I've also done thin thin slices, lightly pan fried, then laid over a salad.
Mmmm. I want tofu again tonight! LOL!