Fish Sticks

BY : PUBLISHED : April 15th, 2013 UPDATED: November 14th, 2021

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!

Estimated Cost Per Serving: $.75

Tofu nori fish sticks on a plate.

Fish Sticks

Terrence Paschal
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. 
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. Water pressed and drained out.
  • 4 Nori Sheets
  • 1 cup of Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups of Flour (any flour is fine)
  • 1 cup of Non Dairy Milk.
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Old Bay
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder


  • Pre heat oven to 425f.
  • Cut tofu block in half lengthwise, then cut the two pieces in half lengthwise again. Cut the tofu blocks into long skinny strips.
  • Cut nori sheets in half lengthwise. Then cut the sheet into 3rds. 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, 1 cup of non dairy milk, old bay seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  • On a plate, spread out 1 cup of bread crumbs and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • On another plate spread out 1/2 cup of flour.
  • Take nori covered tofu strips and roll 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 non stick, or cooking spray covered baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until pieces have become crispy.
  • Remove from oven and serve with ketchup, or a plant based tartar sauce. Enjoy!


Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 15gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 837mgPotassium: 251mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 143IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 4mg
Keyword nori, nori sticks, plant based fish sticks, seafood sticks, tofu sticks, vegan fish sticks
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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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