Okay so even if chickens do have phalanges, chicken strips/tenders/fingers are really just breast meat, no? It’s all a big farse!
I guess they look kind of like weird knobby fingers when you fry ’em up, hence the name. I apologize that these ‘fu fingers look absolutely nothing like fingers. But maybe that’s a good thing.
Tofu hasn’t been a major part of my life lately. It’s not that I don’t like tofu, it’s just that my pantry is always so stocked with beans and legumes that I almost forget about it. I’m on a mission to use up all the random pantry goodies that I’ve bought and failed to use in recipes, like brown rice noodles, capers, red lentils, and artichokes. There are plenty of randoms in the refrigerator too, namely this tofu.
All I wanted for dinner last week was comfort food and let me tell you, these fit the bill. They made me remember how much I actually adore tofu–when it’s cooked correctly! This recipe isn’t the icky squishy mushy tofu you may be used to.