Fish Sticks

BY : PUBLISHED : April 15th, 2013 UPDATED: October 17th, 2022

I was craving some fish and chips this weekend.  Being somebody who does not eat fish, I needed to find an alternative.  Using nori, you get that seafood taste. You also get tons of health benefits from the nori sheets. These are a bit tedious to make, but the end result is worth the time it takes to roll each piece of tofu.  Enjoy!

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Tofu nori fish sticks on a plate.

Vegan Fish Sticks with Tofu

Terrence Paschal
Craving fish and chips but don’t eat fish? These vegan fish sticks make a great alternative to fish!  Made with tofu instead of fish and nori for the seafood flavor, they’re a great option for vegans. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 298 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 1 block of extra-firm tofu drained and pressed
  • 4 nori sheets
  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour divided
  • 1 cup of plant-based milk
  • 1 teaspoon of old bay seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Cut the tofu block in half lengthwise, then cut the two pieces in half lengthwise again.
  • Cut nori sheets in half lengthwise. Then cut the sheet into thirds. You should end up with 6 pieces of nori per sheet.
  • Place tofu strip on top of nori piece. Roll, and seal. You can seal the nori by dipping your fingers in a bowl of water and running your wet finger across the seam.
  • In a bowl, mix 1 cup of flour, plant-based milk, old bay seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder. On a plate, stir together and spread out 1 cup of bread crumbs and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • On another plate spread out ½ cup of flour. Take the nori-covered tofu strips and roll them on the plate with flour.
  • Next, dip the tofu strips in the flour and milk mixture. Now roll the dipped tofu piece in the bread crumbs and salt. Place pieces on a nonstick or cooking spray-covered baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the pieces have become crispy. Remove from the oven and serve with ketchup, or a plant-based tartar sauce. Enjoy!


  • Make sure to use drained and pressed tofu to make this recipe
  • Panko breadcrumbs are the best option for a nice crispy outside.
  • Don’t skip the nori if you want that classic fish flavor.


Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 15gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 837mgPotassium: 251mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 143IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 4mg
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About Terrence Paschal

Plant based food, micro brews, punk rock, and running are what I am about.

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