If you’ve ever announced “I hate tofu!” with vehemence and vowed to never eat it ever again for the rest of your life, we totally hear you. We’ve all had bad tofu—but blame the cook, not the tofu! This plant-based protein can be delicious if prepared properly, but, to be fair, it’s not exactly obvious what the heck you’re supposed to do with it, especially if you’re a tofu novice. (Sign up for our FREE newsletter to get clever kitchen tricks, gardening secrets, and more delivered straight to your inbox!)
So, in the spirit of giving tofu a second chance, we got some advice from the professional chefs at the Rodale Test Kitchen: Juli Roberts, Jennifer Kushnier, and Amy Fritch. Here, they help us troubleshoot some common tofu blunders, and give us the DL on how to cook tofu that you’ll actually want to eat.