Peter, I'm going to keep going and PRESS MY TOFU

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How do you all like to press tofu? I always cut it into four equal strips width-wise and press them for about an hour (if I can). I feel like pressing the whole block at once isn't effective enough.

What do you do?

Nomi Malone and Her Bloodstains (Stevie D), Monday, 24 November 2008 19:30 (fifteen years ago) link

I put it in a pyrex casseorle dish, then I put a smaller pyrex casserole dish on top of it, and then I put a dictionary in the small dish.

I've never really tried anything else.

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Tuesday, 25 November 2008 22:08 (fifteen years ago) link

fourteen years pass...

I kind of think this a Western practice. I never remember my mom pressing a block, and I just asked and the most she would do is pan fry the sliced tofu so that it doesn't break apart.

Cashews Everything Around Me (Leee), Friday, 12 May 2023 20:58 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Depends if it’s vacuum packed or water packed. Super firm generally doesn’t need pressing. I have a tofu press that’s ok but it only fits one block.

I always freeze and thaw tofu for better texture but I recently saw some recipes that say to freeze and thaw TWICE. That seems like doing way too much.

just1n3, Saturday, 5 August 2023 13:07 (ten months ago) link


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