2 November: Fried tofu with onion gravy

Hi again!

Ready for yet another exiting recipe? This is acctually one of my real favourites. And also a fairly quick one, which is a little funny since the traditonal food is known to take quite some time. In the original recipe you use salted pork, there are acctually several traditional dishes that is served with pork, so we might get back to this recipe in a later post. And it’s so tasty that it would be a shame not to. Ok, here we go:

Fried tofu with onion gravy

Fried tofu

1 Block of firm tofu (aprox 500 g or 1 lb)
3 tbsp canola oil or similar
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tsp salt
a couple of drops of liquid smoke (optional)

Mix all the ingredience together, I usually use a cooking brush for that.
Make sure you get the really firm kind of tofu, otherwice it will take forever to cook. Divide the block of tofu in half (lenghtwice) and cut long thin slices of the
two pieces aprox 1/2 cm thick. Put them on a baking sheet and brush on the oil and soy mixture on both sides.

Bake them in the oven for 10 min (200ºC or 390ºF). Then flip them and bake for another 10 min.  You might want to watch them the last five min. because they might be ready sooner. You want a semi crisp texture.

Onion gravy

3 medium sized onions
2 large nobs of butter
1 cup vegetable broth
1,5 tbsp white flour
1 cup plain soymilk
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
salt and white pepper to taste

Slice the onions and fry them slowly in a pan with the butter.
When the are soft you add the flour and wisk it in, then slowly add the
broth and wisk away the lumps. Add the soymilk and spices.
Let the sauce cook for a little while to get rid of the floury taste. Add
salt and pepper to taste. When it’s ready you carefully mix in the tofu
and let the tofu soak up some of the flavours.

Serve it with boiled potatos. Some say you have to have lingonberry jam with it (which you should be able to find at your local IKEA store), but it tastes just as good either way. I also chose to serve it with green peas just cause it’s nice with some greens.

Enjoy! or as we say in Sweden: Smaklig måltid!



  1. sus

    For all you celiacs out there, you can just as well thicken the gravy with corn starch!

  2. ameyfm

    wow, that looks so delicious. pretty much anything with Onion Gravy sounds good to me!!

  3. Pingback: 16 Nov: Brown beans with fried tofu | Our life in Sandarna

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