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Tofu storage question: 
11th-Jan-2013 07:14 pm
WalterSeras by dasaod
I found a crock-pot recipe for hot and sour soup with tofu. It looks like something I'd really like, but the problem is that I'm only cooking for myself. Usually I make four days worth of a dish and keep in the refrigerator and eat it over those four days. But will tofu keep like that? I usually just don't cook tofu at all because there's no way I can go through a whole container by myself in one day. I know about how to store raw tofu but not cooked.

Thanks in advance for any help.
12th-Jan-2013 03:35 am (UTC)
Well, when we cook around my house we usually cook for me, or just my girlfriend and myself. We tend to freeze the leftovers, and it always works out well for us, even with (and especially when) we make tofu.
12th-Jan-2013 03:43 am (UTC)
I'm not sure if this would freeze, but then again it might! Thanks for the information.
12th-Jan-2013 07:39 am (UTC)
I tend to leave cooked tofu in the fridge for 5 days or so. If it's uncooked you're suppsoed to store it in water and change the water frequently and use it very quickly. To get around the whole block issue since I'm cooking for just myself as well, I buy the containers of sprouted firm tofu that are already subdivided into two little sections individually packaged - both wholefoods and trader joes have them locally for me.

If I don't have those and buy a regular block then I freeze half of it but I don't' like the texture of frozen tofu as good.

Also if you are not used to cooking tofu make sure you press the water out of it and I prefer to bake mine at 350/375 for 10-15 minutes prior to actually putting it in my recipe whether it's stir fry or whatever else I'm making :) I think it makes a much better texture if you like firm and it holds together in your dish better.
12th-Jan-2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
Sounds like I can make this recipe then. Thanks so much for the tips!
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