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Video:How to Press Tofu

with Rocky Hunter

Learn how to press tofu so that you can remove the water from a block of tofu and give it a different texture. Here are tips for how to press tofu properly.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Press Tofu

Hi! My name is Rocky Hunter and I am at Local Sprouts Cooperative Cafe in Portland, Maine. Today, I am going to show you how to press a block of tofu.

Ingredients and Supplies Needed to Press Tofu

Before we start, you will need:

  • a large cutting board
  • paper towels or kitchen cloths
  • weight
  • the tofu

Drain and Remove Water to Press Tofu

Drain off all the excess water from the product package. The tofu can be left uncut and intact and should hold its shape until the end of the drying process. Place two layers of towels on to your cutting board and place the tofu on top of the towels. Wrap the tofu and gently press down with your hands to remove the excess water.

Place Tofu Under Weights to Press Tofu

Remove the damp towels and place two layers of fresh towels on top of the tofu. Carefully place a bowl or other weight on top of the towels to press down on the tofu. Step4: Let the tofu sit for about 15 minutes and then remove the towels. You will know the tofu is fully pressed when it is fairly dry to the touch. Now with your freshly pressed tofu, you are ready to scramble, sautÈ and stir fry an endless amount of tasty vegan treats.

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