Okara 素菜豆渣球

Okara is a by-product from tofu and soy milk production. It is the leftover yellowish pulp after straining all the soy milk is strained out. Okara is very rich in soluble and insoluble fibre, high quality protein, calcium and other minerals. It is mostly used as feed for livestock such as hogs and dairy cows, especially for farms that are in the vicinity of soy milk or tofu factories. The rest of the okara is used as natural nitrogen fertilizer or compost, and a small amount is used in cookery.
The problem or rather advantage with cooking with okara is that it is bland so you cannot really eat it as-is, but then it marries well with whatever flavour you present to it. Since okara is highly perishable, you have to either use it immediately or freeze it for prolonged storage. Replace some or all of ground meat while making burger patties. You can also use okara as an addition to baked goods to give them a crumbly texture.

有時做豆漿不會用Vitamix,因此會提煉出很多很多豆漿副產品-豆渣,這堆東西是豬豬最有營養的飼料,人類當然也能好好利用,就不如物盡其用多弄一道菜吧。雖然咸魚白菜也好好味,有時也想吃一點香香脆脆的東西,早上大口喝了一大杯豆漿,下午做點香口小吃也不為過,週末不用上班,總希望能手執一點小吃,大字型的呆在家中狂看電影,小吃應當要適合手指尺寸,容易入口又會上癮的,這些粒粒素菜豆渣球就可以滿足所有願望。