Curried Tofu Patties

Author: Canadian Living

These light, delicious “burgers” showcase the versatility of tofu. Easy-to-crumble extra-firm tofu makes a terrific vegetarian “ground beef,” which, when mixed with a variety of finely chopped vegetables, becomes a great vegetarian alternative to hamburgers. Serve with lemon wedges and a green salad, or in a pita with all the fixings.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2003

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (350 g) extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cups finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup finely grated carrots
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced celery
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 hot green pepper minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons mild Indian curry paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander

Method

Finely crumble tofu into colander; press to remove liquid. Let drain, pressing occasionally, for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium heat; fry mushrooms, carrot, celery, green onions and hot pepper, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add lemon juice, curry paste, cumin, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until vegetables are coated, about 1 minute. Let cool in pan.

Transfer tofu to large bowl. Add egg, 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the bread crumbs, coriander and vegetable mixture; mix well. Form into eight 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties. Place remaining crumbs in shallow dish; press patties into crumbs to coat. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator.)

In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; fry patties, turning once, until golden, about 3 minutes per side.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 215 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 119.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 23 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g

%RDI

  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 19.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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