Well now the ritual has become more like an obsession. Anything she eats, (and doesn't eat) is now dip-worthy... she spent 15 minutes of a play date teaching her friend Sadie to dip raw carrot sticks in water. almond butter sandwiches are now slathered in applesauce, and of course my cell phone is tenderly dipped in my oatmeal.
So I decided to indulge her, with something appropriately dippable-tofu dippers!
If you like fish sticks and or french fries, you'll love these!
1 package of extra firm tofu
whole wheat flour
a vegetable oil, (i used safflower)
pickle spear chopped
directions (serves 4)
1. wrap tofu with paper towels and press to absorb all excess water from tofu. careful not to break tofu. cut into 1/2 inch width and 2 inch lengths.
2. whisk egg in a medium bowl.
3.place tofu on a plate and coat all sides lightly with flour. Dip into whisked egg, then transfer tofu sticks into a bowl of bread crumbs, coating all sides.
4. heat oil, about 1/2 inch in a large frying pan. Add tofu and cook until color is a golden brown.
5. Use pretzels as "sticks" to insert in each dipper.