AFC Tofu Cheddar Melt
If you miss the old days of oily cheese dishes, add this onto your RECIPES TO TRY list.
Serves 6 sides or toppings
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
14 oz. pkg. extra firm water-packed tofu, rinsed and cut into 3/8 inch cubes
fresh grind black pepper to taste
7.1 oz. pkg. daiya cheddar shreds
1/2 c. Russian Dressing by Wish-Bone
sev. sm. Manzanilla Stuffed Green Olives – whole or, sliced or coarsely chopped
1- In large nonstick skillet, over medium heat, melt oil. Roll oil around skillet, lightly salt the oil evenly, then add tofu cubes evenly atop oil.
2- Toss tofu cubes to evenly coat with oil, then saute 3-5 minutes, hitting all sides.
3- Add black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder and dry mustard to taste. Toss to evenly distribute.
4- Now add cheddar shreds evenly over tofu.
5- Add Russian Dressing. Cook till hot and melted, stirring to keep from sticking.
6- Stir in olives or use as garnish or both.
7- Serve this hot cheese dish as an appetizer alone topped with fresh basil garnish or with toasted bread squares or crackers.
Notes: Or for an added ‘bite’, top with a few drops of bottled steak sauce.