Sunday, October 21, 2012

Recipe Redux: Yam Tofu Patty

This month's theme for Recipe Redux is very fun and appropo for this beautiful season.  "Orange You Glad It's Fall?" is the theme, which centers on vegetables that are rich with these orange antioxidants. Therefore, in creating this recipe, my mind went straight to initially developing a patty using carrots. That didn't work out as well as I would have liked it to turn out; however, yams presented itself as being the choice to take center stage of my patty recipe. The twist to this patty is that it is made in a panini maker.  It sure saves time making it this way!

1 14 oz tub of soft tofu
1 cup of shredded yam
1 cup of shredded light sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups of panko bread crumbs
1 of an onion chopped
3 eggs or 1 cup of egg substitute
2 tsp of McKay's chicken-like powdered broth
1 tsp of mushroom seasoning 
At least 2 Tbsp of canola oil or vegetable cooking spray

Mash/crumble tofu with hands and place in a strainer while preparing the rest of the ingredients. This will allow the water from the tofu to drain.

In a large bowl, mix the tofu, yam, cheese, bread crumbs, eggs, onions, and seasonings together very well.

Preheat panini maker, which only takes a few minutes.  Either spray with vegetable cooking spray or add a couple table spoons of oil across the surface.

You can use a third cup measuring cup to scoop out a portion of the mixture and shape it into a ball. Place ball mixture in panini maker giving enough room in between ball mixtures. Press down panini maker and leave for about 4 minutes or so until golden brown.  Scoop out with spatula when done.

These patties are so versatile.  You can use them by itself with rice and vegetables, in a breakfast sandwich or in a veggie burger! The yam tofu patty gives you protein, antioxidants, and a little bit of potassium, vitamin C and calcium. Have a wonderful time making these!

Please also take a look down below at the other delicious orange antioxidant recipes my colleagues have created for you to enjoy!

How do you like to enjoy yams? Baked, casserole, candied, etc?
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Kat @ Eating the Week said...

Ooh these sound good! I don't have a panini press, but I do have a trusty ol' Foreman grill that could probably do the same job. Will definitely try this!

JeJe Noval, R.D. said...

Thank you, Kat, for stopping by! Oh yes...a Foreman grill would work well too!:)

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Ooh, Je Je - these really sound good! I've never made a yam patty before :)

JeJe Noval, R.D. said...

Thank you, Deanna and thanks for stopping by!:)

Ashley Marie Galloway said...

I like the idea of using tofu for some added protein here! Looks great!

KatySkrzy said...

There was a time I used my Foreman grill on a daily basis! I need to pull it out and give these a try!