Breaded Tofu Strips2018-12-10
- Yield : 12 strips
- Servings : 3 servings
This post is sponsored by ADM, but all opinions are my own.
For the longest time, even after I had been vegetarian for a few years, I thought I didn’t like tofu. Turns out that I simply didn’t know how to prepare it. Now that I’ve tried it in different ways over the years, I super love it! Tofu is such a versatile plant-based protein option that can be dressed up with lots of other ingredients like in a tofu scramble, or it can be used in a plain and simple recipe like this one. Both ways are delicious! Soy protein is also one of the few plant-based proteins that is comparable with animal protein, providing all the amino acid building blocks at levels and the availability needed by the body.
These Breaded Tofu Strips are always a hit with my friends – omnivorous and vegan alike. You can dip them in ketchup, bbq sauce, or even cut the tofu into cubes before breading and add them on top of a salad.
Like the tofu itself, this recipe is versatile!
- 1 (14-ounce) package of extra firm tofu
- ½ cup cornstarch
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup bbq sauce
Drain and press the tofu and cut the block into strips the size and length of a finger.
In a medium bowl, combine the cornstarch, water, and soy sauce and whisk thoroughly with a fork.
Pour breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, and salt onto a plate and mix thoroughly.
Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
Dip the tofu strips into the cornstarch mixture until evenly coated and immediately press into the breadcrumbs until all sides of the tofu are completely covered.
Once oil is hot, lay the tofu on the pan and cook until it turns golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and serve with bbq sauce.