04 November 2009

sweet potato crispy mush

As it turns out, sweet potato hash with red onion and tofu isn't really photogenic. I know, I was totally surprised too. Recipe called for smoked tofu and suggested meatless bacon product as a substitute. Couldn't find smoked tofu, refused to buy meatless bacon (I don't even love real meat bacon so I was skeptical about the non-meat version (Also did you know you could buy meatless bologna? WHAT?! I mean, what the hell is in bologna anyway? And then meatless? I bet they taste exactly the same (and speaking of deli meat, there is a deli worker at my grocery store that gives you a slice of meat, cheese, etc. to taste while you wait for your order and it's so awesome, just like when I used to get rolled up bologna as a kid in line))). So I just marinated some regular chunks and threw them in. Cut up a hard boiled egg, drizzle on a little balsamic vinegar and then devour.

The recipe is in the book, so just do yourself a favor and buy it. It's by the same Mollie Katzen that wrote Moosewood Cookbook. Basically though, it's sweet potatoes, red onion & garlic sauteed up until crispy-mushy, with some tofu plus a boiled egg and balsamic.

3 comments:

  1. It looks and sound delicious. Thanks for sharing

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  2. I would have never thought of such a great combination!
    BTW meatless bologna, as far as I remember, tastes pretty much like regular, though even in my meat eating days, bologna was still in the "non-food" category. So what do they do to make them taste similiar?? It is pretty creepy when you think about it...

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  3. Too bad you don't come with the recipe :(
    However, I can imagine how good this food is. It is hard to find smoked tofu here in my country so may be if I had the recipe in hand I would substitute it with fried tofu.
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