Yup...been cooking with tofu for more than a decade. Everyone I've made this recipe for has liked it and even non-tofu lovers.
The easiest cooking rule I tend follow here is use the firm or extra firm to cook with. When a recipe calls for using uncooked tofu (like in salads), use the silken. Right texture is what it's all about. However, the Japanese cook with silken textured tofu..and add it to broth..so that is personal taste issue.
How I make tofu croquettes:
Press out all the water from firm or extra-firm tofu (with a plate or something flat) then dry it off on a paper towel. Many people let the water press out slowly over night with a weighted plate over it.
Dry and cut up, mash up the tofu ( I use 1 lb..serving 2-4 people)
*(See optional step)
Mix in a bowl add approx 3-4 tbsp sesame butter (Tahini).
Add Tamari (similar to ...but thicker than SOY SAUCE (small amount of wheat), tamari is also a richer tasting, dark sauce made from SOYBEANS). Use maybe about 2 tbsp.
Spice it however you like (minced garlic works great). Often I add celery salt, onion powder...garlic powder.
*Optional step: If you have trouble with getting a golden brown or crusty texture and color...cut tofu in cubes ..horizontally and vertically and add it mixed up with spices to hot oil as follows:
Add 2 tbs oil to pan and preheat to medium temp. (prefer gas heat). Heat up a skillet (I use a cast iron), using canola, safflower, sunflower, or corn oil. I've used olive oil too, but the other oils are preferred. Set a medium fire/heat is best..so that oil doesn't smoke but pan is sizzling hot to a drop of water.
As an option, dice up and saute onions..and/or red/orange/yellow..but NOT green sweet peppers). Sauté onion and sweet peppers, garlic and herbs in olive oil until onions are translucent. Put aside 'til end.
Spread out the tofu evenly so it's flat and heat 'til it gets a golden crust about 5-10 mins. This may take a few tries to get a crust to form...but go for a golden brown. In the pan I sometimes divide up the croquette into quarters so that the heat can escape. Flip over and let it brown the other side...for another 5 mins. *see optional previous step
Add onions (optional), mix together, and allow to heat up for another 3-5 minutes.
Put this over a bed of brown rice.
I like a few diff tofu recipes ...this one is the easiest one I know of. Here are another 2 tofu recipes: