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Tahu Telor Saus Bawang (Egg Tofu with Onion Sauce) - World Egg Day

>> Thursday, October 2, 2008

It was in Ramadan when I craved for Tahu Telor (Tahu=Tofu, Telor=Egg) but wanted something different. Normally Tahu Telor is served with Sweet Soy Sauce or Peanut Sauce, but I want something else, so I came up with the idea on making onion sauce.

I changed the way in making the egg tofu. Usually you have to dice the tofu but I mashed it. I like this method more since it made the egg tofu looks prettier and more omelet like. While for the sauce, I made it thick with the help of cornstarch.

When I served it for suhur, my friend who stayed in our home like it very much. The onion sauce was perfect together with the egg tofu.

In our home, eggs are always available not only it easy and quick to make, but also they are important nutritionally, since:
- in proportion to their calorie content, they provide 12% of the daily value for protein and a wide variety of other nutrients such as vitamin a, b6, b12, folate, iron, phosphorus, and zinc. this is for as little as 75 calories!
- egg protein quality is so high that scientists often use eggs as the standard by which the protein quality of other foods is measured. all the important amino acids, the building blocks of body protein, are found in an egg in the right proportions for your body’s needs.
- two-thirds of the fat found in eggs is the healthy unsaturated kind and they contain no trans-fats. (International Egg Commission)

I'm sending this egg tofu with onion sauce for celebrating World Egg Day on October 10th, 2008 hosted by Abby of Eat The Right Stuff. The round-up will be posted on October 10th.

Since I created this recipe, it goes also to Original Recipes event, hosted by my dear friend Lore of Culinarty - The Art of Microwave Baking. This month is the fourth month of this event.

Tahu Telor Saus Bawang (Egg Tofu with Onion Sauce)
Recipe by me

Tahu Telor (Egg Tofu):
½ block of fresh tofu, mashed
4 eggs
1 tsp saltsdt garam
½ tsp pepper
Sugar to taste
2 tbsp cooking oil

Saus Bawang (Onion Sauce):
1 big size Onion, roughly chopped
4 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
1½ knucklebones ginger, roughly chopped
3 red chilies, angle sliced
2 stalk of green onion, roughly sliced
2 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tbsp water
3 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp fish sauce
1½ tbsp lime juice
Pepper and sugar to taste
Salt as needed
1 cup of water
Cooking oil for sautéing

Tahu Telor (Egg Tofu):
1. Combine eggs and mashed tofu. Mix well using whisker or wooden spoon.
2. Heat oil in a pan, pour the batter when it's hot. Cover the pan with the lid and continue cooking over small heat until set. Set aside.
Note: or simply cook it as cooking omelet.

Saus Bawang (Onion Sauce):
1. Heat oil in a skillet. Sauté onion, garlic, red chilies and ginger until fragrant.
2. Add water, oyster sauce and fish sauce. Stir and cook over small heat. Season with pepper and sugar. Add salt when needed.
3. Add cornstarch mixture, stir until the gravy thickened.
4. Add green onion and lime juice, stir for a while and remove from the heat.


Lore October 3, 2008 at 1:59 PM  

The colours are simply amazing and I bet I would get a real kick out of that sauce!
Thanks for sharing it with the Original Recipes Round-Up Sefa :)

abby October 3, 2008 at 9:41 PM  

that looks amazing and is a really unusual idea! thanks for sharing with world egg day!

Dwiana P October 4, 2008 at 10:05 PM  

Fa, gw suka series foto2 lo disini. very nice itu si mangkok juga bikin gw pengen beli qiqiqii.

Oh ya selamat lebaran yah. sorry telat kasih ucapannya gw baru nongol lagi. moga semakin sejahtera and sukses selalu buat kalian berdua.

sefa firdaus October 6, 2008 at 2:45 AM  

@Lore: you are very welcome Lore ;)
that sauce is oke, only you have to be careful with the chili :D

@Abby: your welcome Abby, can't wait for the round-up :D

@Dwiana P: mangkoknya menggoda ya Dwi, gue beli 1Euro kalo gak salah, tinggal satu :D
makasih ucapannya... mohon maaf lahir batin juga, salam utk keluarga ya Dwi

Judith October 13, 2008 at 1:39 PM  

Kebayang enak e Sef, apalagi pake nasi putih anget2 nyam nyam ..

sefa firdaus October 17, 2008 at 5:18 AM  

nyam nyam banget Mbak, coba deh :D

Abby November 10, 2008 at 10:46 PM  

Sefa, keren2 pic seriesnya dan lightingmu Ok banget..gimana caranya itu ?

sefa firdaus November 14, 2008 at 2:44 AM  

cara bikin apanya By? cara motretnya? spt biasa kok.. studionya kayak yg ini: studio asal goblek
trus waktu motret ini gak pake reflektor, jadi cuma gitu aja :D

n33ma January 31, 2009 at 12:35 AM  

I just came back from Jakarta (vacation) and was craving for some Tahu Telor.....thanks for sharing the recipe.

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