Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I have been wanting to get more healthy... and get Jerk Face healthier... and set a good example for LB.
...And I've been hearing all of these great things about tofu.
I've never had tofu.
Jerk Face claims to have tried it.
He never wanted to try it again.
Too bad, too sad.
I was determined to make it.

So, I scoured the Internet.
(Not really. I just went to my favorite food site: Allrecipes.com)
Searching for an amazing tofu recipe.
I found one.
~Tofu Parmesan~
all of the reviews that I read said that it was amazing.
It tasted like chicken.
"Carnivorous Husband couldn't find the tofu amongst all of the chicken"
That sounded perfect!
I decided to do it.
But I wasn't going to tell Jerk Face that it was tofu.
I knew he wouldn't even give it a chance.

So I told him that I was going to make 
"That Parmesan Stuff"
knowing full well that he would assume Chicken Parmesan.
I'm so sneaky.
I wouldn't let him in the kitchen whilst making it.
Which should have been his first clue...

I followed the directions (almost)  to a T.
I was in such a hurry I didn't see the part where I had to flip the tofu over and cook it for 15 more minutes..

When it was finished, it looked and smelled pretty good.
I dished it out, not wanting Jerk Face to see that the chicken was 'weird looking'...
I took a bite and immediately thought:
Jerk Face took a bite:
"Do you have a place where you keep really good recipes?"
"Yes. I think, somewhere.."
"You should. This could be something that you make over and over and over again..."
...Maybe the recipe reviews were right?

...and then he took a second bite...
My tofu dreams were squashed.
He just looked at me with disgust.
and asked:


And then I burst out laughing.
But I did feel bad.
..I didn't really care for it either..

I did this a few years ago with eggplant.
That didn't go over to well, either...
maybe I should learn my lesson?

He said he felt 
Our marriage may be over due to tofu.

Would you like the recipe?
Be careful.. It could end marital bliss.

~Tofu Parmesan~


  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, divided
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (12 ounce) package firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon oregano, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Slice tofu into 1/4 inch thick slices, and place in bowl of cold water. One at a time, press tofu slices into crumb mixture, turning to coat all sides.
  3. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook tofu slices until crisp on one side. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil, turn, and brown on the other side.
  4. Combine tomato sauce, basil, garlic, and remaining oregano. Place a thin layer of sauce in an 8 inch square baking pan. Arrange tofu slices in the pan. Spoon remaining sauce over tofu. Top with shredded mozzarella and remaining 3 tablespoons Parmesan.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 20 minutes.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 357 | Total Fat: 21.5g | Cholesterol: 24mg

I used a garlic pasta sauce instead of tomato sauce.
I also patted off the water and froze the tofu for 30 minutes and then coated it with flour, egg, crumb mixture. 
I baked it for 15 minutes on 1 side --  I was SUPPOSED to bake for 15 more minutes on the other side, but missed that part..
Then I put it in my dish and followed from direction #4.

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Lucy The Valiant said...

So you're a ... cooking ninja!

Just Jinny said...

Just say no to Tofu.

Emmy said...

Yea I'll pass :). Too funny

KM said...

Haha! I have never tried it before and really don't plan on it now. At least you tried, right?


Meg O. said...

I really love tofu. But for some reason, only in Asian dishes. I have a good stir fry recipe on my blog if you wanna check it out!

Shell said...

do you think it would have been okay if you had cooked it longer? Or was it just gross all around?

I used to eat lots of tofu.

Helene said...

I can't do tofu either. I've tried and I just can't.

But you almost pulled it off!!

Sometimes I can be pretty good at sneaking things into Tim, who's a well-known veggie hater.

I make turkey meatballs all the time with very finely shredded zucchini in them. And then I laugh my ass off when he tells me how good they are, even though he refuses to eat zucchini if I steam it, fry it, bake it, grill it...etc, etc, etc.

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