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Homemade Tofu Burgers

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“This recipe is featured in the book "Diet For A Small Planet".”
READY IN:
35mins
YIELD:
8 patties
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 30 ounces tofu
  • 13 cup grated carrot
  • 14 cup minced leek, , scallions,or onions
  • 2 tablespoons ground roasted sesame seeds or 2 tablespoons ground roasted peanuts
  • oil (for frying)

Directions

  1. Cut tofu into thin slices and arrange between two layers of dishtowel.
  2. Let stand for 15 minutes, then put firm pieces in the middle of a dry dishtowel, gather the corners, twist to form a sack, and squeeze tofu firmly to drain off as much moisture as possible.
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine tofu with carrot, leeks, and sesame seeds.
  4. Knead, as if kneading bread, for about 3 minutes.
  5. When dough is smooth and holds together well, moisten palms with oil and shape dough into patties, 3 to 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
  6. Pour oil into a wok (to a depth of 1 1/2 inches) or skillet (to a depth of 1/4 to 12 inch).
  7. Heat oil to 375 degrees F.
  8. Fry burgers until crisp and nicely browned, about 4minutes on one side, 3 minutes on the other.
  9. Drain and serve hot.

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