Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tofu Squash Burgers

I know you're thinking that I'm asking too much of you.

I know that 'burger' conjures up images of HAMburgers, soft buns, special sauce, lettuce, pickles, soda -even in my head. (I do love a good boca on occasion).

But these aren't like hamburgers. No. Not one bit. They're tofu. With Squash.

Mm. Yum. Thanks, Emma. *Thumbs Up*

Brett stood behind me while I formed the patties.

"Emma...I just don't know...'' he was polite in his hesitancy.

"Trust me" I said.

Tofu Squash Burgers
Makes 6 patties

1/2 pound tofu -- crumbled
1 pound yellow squash -- grated
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1 small onion -- minced
1 teaspoon tarragon
1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon oil

(Serves 3)

Mix all the ingredients (except oil) in a bowl. Form 6 patties and fry in
oil over medium-high heat for 5 minutes until brown on one side. Turn and
fry 5 minutes longer. Serve hot on whole wheat buns.

Per Serving (2 patties) 
: calories 247, Protein: 14g, carbohydrates: 30g, fat 10 g

This recipe was taken from this book. It's definitely a favorite of mine, as I'm always renewing it at the library. I think I might buy it.

I served the burgers over rustic bread (with lettuce/ketchup/onions- a creamy spread would be delicious!), with sweet potato french fries. Next time around, I would add in more spices. I'm not sure which ones, because I'm not a chef, so experimentation is the name of my game. Our salad had broccoli/cabbage slaw mixed in. It was a delightful meal and absolutely satisfying!



  1. I was hesitant about the name of them (like your husband), but that picture is making me hungry... looks really good!

  2. I know...the name is bad. I should call them Fried Happy Patties.

    I don't know.

    And, oh...the bees. It didn't come through on my e-mail, and I felt terrible because you took the time to send it. So, I'll try again. But thank you for sending it :)

  3. Oh, no problem! It didn't take me long to send at all (I just copied and pasted them from the blog page, which is probably why you still couldn't see them-- same file type).

    Anyhoo, I have a flickr account where you can check them out! : )


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