Tofu Katsu (Breaded Tofu)
Tofu Katsu is Japanese-style breaded tofu in panko flakes – it’s perfect to eat with rice, noodles, and veggies. This is a vegan version – you don’t need eggs to get the breading to stick!
Servings 6 slices
- 8 oz firm tofu cut into slices
- 1 tablespoon plant-based oil e.g. canola oil
Tofu Coating (Egg replacement)
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoon white sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Cut the tofu in slices (about 1/3 inch = 1 cm).
Whisk together the ingredients for the tofu coating in one bowl: flour, water, salt.
In another bowl combine the ingredients for the tofu breading: flour, panko breadcrumbs, fine breadcrumbs, white and black sesame seeds, and salt.
Bring a pan with oil to medium to high heat.
Dip each tofu rectangle first into the tofu coating, then into the tofu breading, then place them into the pan and pan-fry them for 4-5 minutes on each side until crispy and golden.
Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg