Tofu Burgers

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This recipe uses tofu that has been frozen for 72 hours and then quickly defrosted. Onion, celery and cheese make these burgers delicious. This is a family favorite at the Silverwolfs' den. Serve in place of meat as a main entree or place on a bun along with your favorite toppings: lettuce, onion, tomato, mayo, etc. These burgers can also be baked in an oven preheated at 350 degrees for 30 minutes rather than frying.

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Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 days 23 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
3 days
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) package firm tofu

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 celery, chopped

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  1. Place tofu in freezer 72 hours ahead of time. To thaw, fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a simmer. Leave tofu in package and place in water for about 20 minutes.

  2. While tofu is thawing, heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil in a small skillet. Saute onion and celery until soft and lightly browned. Place in a medium bowl and set aside.

  3. When tofu is thawed, squeeze out excess water. Chop tofu finely and place in bowl with onion and celery. Mix in egg, cheese, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined.

  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and pour in 1/2 cup vegetable oil (oil should be 1/4 inch deep). Drop tofu mixture into pan in 6 equal portions. Flatten with a spatula to form patties. Fry for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until golden.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

151 Calories
11g Fat
4g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 435mg 33%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 201mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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