Here is a way to make cheap, delicious veggie patties. Experiment with different spices and vegetables for countless variations on these patties.
You will need:
- 1 pound firm tofu
- 2/3 cup chopped and/or shredded vegetables. Its up to you, by I swear by green onions, shiitake mushrooms, and carrots.
- 1 T. tamari soy sauce
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour or white flour if you don't care about the glycemic load of what you eat... update: garbonzo flour is the best!
- between 2 and 4 T. vegetarian "chicken" broth powder
- between 4 and 5 T. nutritional yeast
- garlic salt, tarragon, and savory to taste
- some cooking oil, like olive or canola
- a potato masher
- a large mixing bowl
- a cast iron skillet is great, but I've been using a nonstick skillet
- a spatula
- buns, lettuce, tomatoes, and condiments, if desired
Mash tofu with potato masher. There's no need to drain it first. Mash until the consistency is crumbly. Add
ingredients in order listed, except oil. You should be able to easily form them into patties and there should be no slimy texture if enough flour is added. Add a little more flour if they don't easily form. Heat cooking oil in skillet at medium-high heat. Fry patties about 3-5 minutes per side until they're golden brown. Let cool on a plate for about 10 minutes. They seem to have a richer flavor after they've sat for awhile. Assemble to eat in whatever way you like. Leftovers can be frozen and reheated in a toaster oven, oven, or microwave.