How to: press & drain tofu

In technique on September 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Okay, I have never written this down before because it always sounds dumb. But it is the best technique I’ve found for pressing and draining a package of tofu.

Usually I’ll do this in the morning before I go to work on the day I am going to cook a tofu dish, so it sits at least 10 hours. Even a few hours of sitting in the fridge should make your tofu easier to fry or bake.

1. Cut open tofu package and drain.
2. Slice tofu in half, width-wise.
3. Place on large plate that’s not entirely flat, or has a wide enough lid to contain some liquid.
4. Place cutting board on tofu. Place book on cutting board.
5. Stick in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. I would not leave it out for more than 12 hours.


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