Tofu GratinPosted: April 13, 2013
When it comes to my own homemade cooking, I am a big fan of everything fast and easy to cook. As this is such a busy week, I wanted to reward myself a self-cooked dinner on Friday night. Kind of a chilling me-time, with good food and nice book.
I know tofu gratin sounds a little bit confusing as this is combining Asian food with western style. Well this is an amazing fusion food for me. I had tofu gratin twice about two years ago. The first time I had it in a Japanese fusion Restaurant in Jakarta and the second one was my trial replicating what I ate in that restaurant.
I have bought a tube of silken tofu since the beginning of last week but had no idea what to cook. Until yesterday I was so craving for tofu and the only stuffs I have in the fridge quite supportive to be cooked as gratin. So here we go!
- 1 tube of plain silken tofu or any silken tofu
- 50 ml of lite milk
- 2 slices of tasty cheddar cheese
- minced carrot
- 1 tsp of butter
- salt and pepper
- one beaten egg
- parmesan cheese
- Heat up the oven to 180 degree Celcius while you preparing all the ingredients (approximately 10 minutes)
- Cut the tofu into thin pieces (approx 1,5cm each), arrange and pile them nicely in a bowl
- Heat up milk, butter and 1 slice of cheese, stir quickly until cheese melted and pour immediately into the bowl, try to spread the top side of the tofu evenly
- Mixed egg with carrot, salt and pepper then pour into the bowl
- Cut cheese slice into 4 parts and arrange above the tofu
- Oven for 25-30 minutes
- Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and spread with mayonnaise
Well it was such a fatty dinner though, but no problem as I don’t eat this everyday, right? No sin..no guilty feeling..it was a guilty pleasure 😀