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For a casual supper, I always enjoy these tofu pancakes topped with a rich mushroom sauce. For optimum taste, prepare the pancake mixture and chill it overnight–the flavors will blend, and the cakes will turn more easily. Calcium per serving: 520 mg.
- Sauce: In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring often, until mushrooms are soft, about 7 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Slowly stir in soy milk and cook, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly, 3 to 5 minutes. If desired, transfer mixture to food processor or blender and process until smooth. Set aside.
- In food processor or blender, combine tofu, flour and soy milk and process until smooth. Transfer mixture to medium bowl. Stir in bean sprouts, water chestnuts, green onions, shiitake mushrooms, hijiki, tamari or soy sauce and ginger. Batter should be fairly stiff–add more flour if needed.
- In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Drop batter in skillet by spoonfuls to form 3-inch pancakes about 1/4 inch thick. Cook until golden brown, turning carefully, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil to skillet if necessary.
- To serve, arrange pancakes on a heated platter and top with sauce.
- Serving Size 6 Servings
- Calories 205
- Carbohydrate Content 22 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 9 g
- Fiber Content 3 g
- Protein Content 10 g
- Saturated Fat Content 1 g
- Sodium Content 279 mg
- Sugar Content 0 g
- Trans Fat Content 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g