Plantfoods: 'Nufu'... make tofu from peanuts

nufu - peanut curd - peanut tofu

UPDATE: The step-by-step guide to making nufu is now live at plantfoods.org 

Our sister site plantfoods.org will shortly have a write-up on our experiment to make nufu... tofu made from peanuts. Peanuts are a protein-rich legume, a lot like soybeans, and the results are very similar to tofu. The yield is excellent...you get a kilogram of peanut curd... four of those blocks above, from just 500g of peanuts. The curd still tastes peanutty too, so makes a tasty alternative to tofu:



We're working our way through the four blocks of nufu and will post our results, but the simplest thing to do with the peanut curd is to make crispy nufu strips. Brush strips of nufu with soy sauce and a little oil, then put under a hot grill (broiler) until crispy on both sides.

Crispy nufu strips - peanut tofu

The results are really good... crispy on the outside, melt-in-the mouth in the middle, all with a taste of toasted peanuts. We threw them in a stir-fry but you could sit and eat your way through a bowl of these with no trouble.

Our next plan is to try nufu cheesecake...

UPDATE: Here it is... baked amaretto cheesecake. Dairy-free, soy-free and still delicious.



Update: 
We've added a couple more ideas in an updated post: Four Things you Can Do with Nufu





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