Sunday, April 4, 2010

ariel's making ... caraway shitake tofu burgers

since our "b for burgers" episode, i've been wanting to make tofu burgers. we were having my parents over for dinner so i thought i'd try whipping up a batch.

for these burgers you'll need:

1/2 lb. organic firm tofu
1/2 organic onion, finely chopped
5 organic shitake mushrooms, finely chopped after soaking for about 1 hour, 'til soft
1/2 c. organic rolled oats
1/2 c. organic whole wheat flour
1 T. organic caraway seeds
1 c. water (use the water from the soaked shitakes for extra flavor!)

dice your tofu into small pieces and then mash 'em up. add everything else and mix with your hands. you may need more or less water than i suggested. try forming it into patties as you go -- and eventually you'll get the right texture so that they stay together.

heat some organic extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan at medium heat and cook the patties 'til they're golden brown.

this recipe makes about 10 nice sized small patties.

i made some oven baked fries and a green salad and my parents brought over some lima beans and a slaw salad -- and boy did we have a feast!

happy easter everyone!



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