Thursday, February 6, 2014

Golden Tofu Patties with Sweet Chili Sauce

These tofu patties from the Veganopolis cookbook were mostly tofu, coarsely blended with garbanzo flour and flax meal to make it all stick together. The recipe then adds flavorings: lemon juice, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, etc. I think you could pretty much add whatever you wanted so long as it didn't make it too wet or taste too raw (for example, that's why you'd use garlic powder instead of raw garlic). Fried in little patties, these were easy, nutritious, and delicious!

Golden Tofu Patties from the Veganopolis Cookbook, with Sweet Chili Sauce (recipe below)

The sweet chili sauce I made was adapted from a recipe in The Asian Vegan Kitchen. That recipe used more sugar and more chilies, and plum sauce. This sauce, I think, is a bit thinner and milder, but the apples and the spices in the applesauce gave it amazing complexity. Grated ginger would be nice here too. I think this sauce would go great with many other mild fried Asian foods as well.

Sweet Chili Sauce
(adapted from the asian vegan kitchen)

3 fresh chilies, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 c applesauce (mine was spiced with cinnamon and cloves, but still ok)
3 TB sugar
1/4 c water
2 TB rice vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
sesame seeds

Blend everything together (except sesame seeds). Simmer on stove for two minutes, then let cool. Add sesame seeds. Makes about 1 c.

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