June 11, 2010
Mock Crab Cakes, a work in progress
With a half block of old tofu in the fridge, I figured it was time to try making something that's been on my mind for a while: crab cakes, veganized. The idea emerged from this somewhat strange stuff:
Soy floss? A coworker gifted me this bag of "soya floss" a few weeks ago, and I've been determined to make something with it besides "soy floss on rice." It is a little like textured vegetable protein with bits of seaweed and sesame seeds in it and is a lot like furikake in flavor and function. It also happens to taste a lot like fish.
But in a good way, really! Don't run away!
I mixed some of this soy floss with crumbled tofu, a bit of lemon juice, some panko, oatmeal, paprika, salt, and then formed them into patties. I coated the patties in panko, then baked. If I was serving these to guests, I would have probably fried them, but they came out crispy and tasty even from the oven:
I still need to tweak some things. Soy floss : tofu ratio must be increased. More/different seasonings. Probably more oil. But, if you manage to see soy floss (I'm told it's a rare product) you might give it a try.