How To Make Deep Fried Tofu
Endless ways to enjoy these deep fried tofu! These breaded tofu cutlets can be eaten with salads, in a sandwich, in wraps, and stir-frys. But also can be great all on it’s own!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Slice the blocks of tofu in half so you have 4 thin blocks.
Place between 2 clean dish towels and stack a baking sheet and books or other heavy items on top to press out the excess liquid. Let sit for at least 20 minutes, or up to 1 hour.
Transfer 2 of the tofu blocks to a small baking dish or container and drizzle the soy sauce evenly over both sides.
Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder onto both sides.
Let marinate for at least 10 minutes, or refrigerate for up to 2 hours, until almost all the liquid has been absorbed.
Add the flour and cornstarch to a small bowl and mix to combine.
Add the non-dairy milk to another small bowl.
In a third small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, nutritional yeast, paprika, remaining ½ teaspoon garlic powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper and mix to combine.
Coat a marinated tofu block in the flour mixture, then the non-dairy milk. Repeat coating in the flour and non-dairy milk, then coat with the bread crumb mixture. Repeat with the other tofu block.
Lay the breaded tofu cutlets and the 2 non-breaded blocks on a non-stick baking sheet. Brush both sides of the breaded tofu cutlets with olive oil.
Brush vegan teriyaki sauce over both sides of 1 non-breaded block and vegan BBQ sauce over both sides of the other non-breaded block.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping halfway, until the breaded tofu cutlets are golden brown.
Serve the tofu blocks sliced, cubed, or whole in salads, wraps, stir-frys, or sandwiches.
- Store up to 5 days in an airtight container.
- Calories: 298.12kcal
- Fat: 13.12g
- Saturated Fat: 2.33g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 5.25g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.38g
- Carbohydrates: 26.81g
- Fiber: 4.04g
- Sugar: 3.04g
- Protein: 22.44g
- Sodium: 630.30mg
- Calcium: 428.70mg
- Potassium: 405.91mg
- Iron: 4.70mg
- Vitamin A: 16.55µg
- Vitamin C: 0.49mg
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