Friday, January 15, 2010

DDE (Deceptively Delicious Experiment) Recipe #1

I recently tried tofu for the first time (I know, I know, welcome to the 21st century!) and I liked it.  This book has a recipe for Tofu Nuggets.  Looks like chicken nuggets (in the picture), kids should love!

Pretty simple, bread crumbs, flaxseed meal, seasoning - broccoli puree (remember, I did that one) with an egg.  Dip tofu into puree/egg mixture, roll in breadcrumbs, put in pan to brown.  SO SIMPLE!

NOT!!!!!!  First of all, tofu is wet and slippery.  Second of all, puree is wet and slippery.

I imagine the idea is to coat the tofu with the puree, I was having to scoop the tofu out of the bowl with globs of puree ontop of the tofu and no where else.  Then "roll them in the breadcrumbs (while the puree falls off of the tofu) until the tofu is completely coated and you can't see the puree (because there is no puree left on the tofu)."  See, they must have forgot the italisized sections.  THEN, place in a skillet and brown on one side, turn and "brown until crumb coating is crisp and golden". Right....I guess the crumb coating did turn golden brown and crisp because it was all at the bottom of the pan...

 I think you get the idea that DDE #1 was a major FAILURE.

At this point, Jessica can kiss my A_s.

Check back. (the sink must be fixed first)


  1. haHa!!! I have that same book and did almost the same recipe -- but with chicken instead of tofu. AND I did it the lazy way -- instead pureeing anything (because I don't have a food processor) -- I just used the baby food I had in my pantry (already in puree form).
    It was much harder than I thought it would be. Like you described - it was slippery and the crumbs didn't stick too good. But the kids ate it and it wasn't too bad -- but definitely didn't look like the picture in the book -- most of my crumb coating had fallen off.

  2. Yeah, I'm not goinng to be trying another double dip recipie for a long while...not worth the frustration! As soon as our sink is fixed, I'm going to try other things though