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Easy Tempeh Bites

By • Dec 14th, 2008 • Category: Light Bites Print Print

Easy Tempeh Bites

This is a super simple, protein- and flavor-packed appetizer. Dip these salty, crunchy cubes into spicy mustard, Wasabi Mayonnaise, or with any of the Miso Mayo varieties. You can also add these to a casserole to add chew and protein.

2 pkgs. tempeh (any variety – we like Soy Boy’s soy tempeh a lot), cut into cubes
1/4 c. high heat vegetable oil (canola works well)
Shoyu soy sauce, to taste
Toasted sesame seeds, optional

To Prepare:
Heat oil in a wide cast iron (heavy) skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Being careful to avoid hot oil splatter, slide tempeh cubes into the skillet and fry on all sides until crispy and golden brown. Remove the cubes with a slotted spoon and drain briefly on paper toweling. Put cubes into a bowl, sprinkle them with soy sauce, to taste, and toasted sesame seeds, if using.

Serve on a plate with toothpicks for single dipping. This recipe will satisfy 4-6 as an appetizer, but you can easily double or triple the recipe for a crowd.

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is Toni Fiore was raised by an Italian-American father and a German mother who instilled in her a sociable nature and the love of travel and of good food. She has lived in Italy and Germany and now resides in southern Maine. She is the author of: Totally Vegetarian: Easy, Fast, Comforting Cooking for Every Kind of Vegetarian
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I loved the show on stuff cabbage. My husband and I are vegans so we would not use the eggs and would substitute the tofu. My question is : What purpose do the eggs/tofu serve? When I use the tofu, how much and what do I do with it? By the way, your hair looks great!

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