Panko Crusted Tofu – Weblog

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I first tried this recipe this summer season after drooling over the photographs within the Whitewater Cooks cookbook for years. The response from the Instagram neighborhood was swift and agency, Panko Crusted Tofu seemed scrumptious! And good factor the photographs don’t lie, this crusty fried tofu is stuffed with comforting vegetarian protein vibes, which is admittedly the position tofu performs in any vegetarian kitchen in my humble opinion. I would recommend doing the marinade within the morning and permitting the tofu to take in the flavours all through the day, after which all you must do is coat the tofu in its scrumptious breadcrumb coating and you’re off to the races to fry them up.

Nice sauces to take pleasure in it with may very well be so simple as ketchup (rising up this was how we all the time ate tofu), or your fave sizzling sauce, or perhaps a peanut sauce if you happen to needed to serve this tofu with noodles. The choices are all there, all you want is that this simple base to start out with.

Take pleasure in!

~ from Whitewater Cooks
1 bundle agency tofu, minimize into 1-inch cubes
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp candy chili sauce
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp water
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup vegetable oil (for frying)

Place the tofu in a glass baking dish. Combine collectively soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, candy chili sauce and pour over tofu.
Cowl with plastic movie and marinate for an hour or longer within the fridge, turning the tofu over just a few occasions. Combine the cornstarch and water collectively in a small bowl. Place the panko crumbs on a plate. Take away the tofu from the marinade and dip each bit into the cornstarch combination after which the panko, urgent firmly so the crumbs stick nicely.

Warmth a saute pan to medium and add oil. Place the tofu items within the sizzling oil and saute for about 2 minutes on all sides or till golden brown. Serve with uncooked or cooked veggies and facet of your favorite cooked grain.

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