Moosewood Restaurant Tofu Balls

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, very finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
  • 3 firm tofu cakes
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sauté the garlic, onion, carrot, pepper, basil, fennel and oregano in the oil for 10 minutes or until tender.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, then add all other ingredients except the tofu.
  4. Mash the tofu and add it to the other ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Form the mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls. Spread on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees F or until golden brown.