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Old Fri, Jul-07-17, 12:29
Monika4 Monika4 is offline
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Default Dried Tofu skin aka Tofu sheets can be used as low carb vegan wraps, spaghetti etc.

Recently found "tofu skin" in an Asian market. It works great as a wrap, has a sturdy enough feeling like a real wrap, but is mostly protein.

Dried Tofu skin is extremely versatile. In addition to its use as shown, it can be cut like Spaghetti, added as strips to soup etc.
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Old Sat, Nov-04-17, 10:42
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Cool idea, thank you for sharing
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I just discovered tofu noodles, etc. myself recently. I never though of using the sheets as a wrap, but that give me another idea...I will have to get some of the sheets and see how they behave as a dumpling wrapper.

I had just gotten really good at making Shumai dumplings right before I decide to go low carb. If the tofu sheets could replace the dumpling wrappers, it could open up a whole new batch of food preparations for me.

I've only tried the spaghetti style noodles but should have boiled them. I tossed them straight in an Asian stir fry and they were a little bit like eating dry rotted rubber bands! The taste was fine, just the texture was way too "al dente"
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Old Tue, Feb-27-18, 21:01
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Just wanted to point out that tofu shirataki noodles are not the same thing as yuba, a.k.a. tofu skin . In fact, neither has any tofu in it .

Tofu is made from ground dry soybeans mixed with boiling water to make soy milk. The strained soy milk is heated with a coagulant which causes it to separate into curds and whey .. just like dairy cheese! The soy curds are pressed into tofu blocks. "Silken tofu" is made differently, nonetheless is basically coagulated soy milk.

Tofu shirataki noodles are made from konjac flour (a.k.a. glucomannan fiber) mixed with a small amount of defatted soy flour, blended with water and formed into noodle shapes. They're sold in bags of water with calcium chloride, which helps keep the noodles from dissolving into a gelatinous blob.

Yuba, or "tofu skin" is the skin formed on top of boiled soy milk. If you've ever boiled dairy milk, you've likely seen a skin form on top. It's the same with soy milk. The skin is lifted with a rod and dried into sheets or cut into strips.

Yuba/tofu skin, is high in protein and low in carbs It's readily found in Asian groceries, but can also be found online. Yuba must be soaked in hot water to soften before use. Strips can be used as a noodle sub .. sheets can be used to wrap fillings, then fried (or baked). Fried yuba/tofu skin will be "sort of" crispy, but not like a starch-based crust. Think of a fried egg that's browned and crispy on the edges.

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