Author Jean Morrison
Cheap Recipe for Tofu (Bean Curd) Burgers
Bean curd (tofu) is so healthy plus it is so much cheaper than buying meat. Even people who say they don't like tofu will enjoy this recipe.
Cooking time: 20 - 30 minutes
Quantity: Serves 5 - 6
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300 gm pumpkin (weigh after peeling and de-seeding)
300 gm firm tofu, mashed
2 cups cooked rice
1 grated carrot
1/2 red onion, chopped finely
1 and 1/2 cups grated cheese
1 cup quick oats
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon salt
Fine polenta or flour to coat patties
Oil to cook patties
Cook the pumpkin in a pan of boiling water until done. Mash well. When cooled place in a large bowl.
Add the next nine ingredients. Mix together well - hands do this job best.
Divide the mixture into 10 - 12 equal portions. Form into patty shapes and coat in polenta or flour.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Cook the patties on both sides for 10 - 15 minutes each side until golden brown..
Serves 5 - 6.
These patties are excellent in bread rolls filled with salad.
Onions are high in energy and have good amounts of B6, B1, and Folic acid in them. They contain chemicals which fight free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals cause disease and destruction in our cells. Onions have anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties in them. These properties are most potent when the onion is eaten raw. Onions raise the levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol and they lower the levels of the bad LDL cholesterol.
Tofu is rich in protein and used by Chinese and Japanese in their soups.
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