I have an unnatural love for tofu. Fried tofu. I have attempted to fry it at home many times, trying recipes from all over the web, but no matter what I’ve done, it never comes out like it does at restaurants. There are plenty of recipes for fried tofu that have a tasty end result, but many that I’ve tried end up with patchy breading that doesn’t quite stick. Well, my friends… the search is over. Vegan Dad brings us Golden Crispy Tofu.
This may very well be the perfect fried tofu recipe. The panko breading ends up being substantial, but not thick to the point that you’re eating 90% breading, 10% tofu. The coating process leads to an evenly coated piece of tofu, no crumbling!
I made a few minor alterations to the recipe based on what is currently in my kitchen. Instead of soy milk I used unsweetened almond milk. Instead of mustard (I’m assuming he meant yellow mustard) I used dijon. And instead of salt I used garlic salt. And then I added a little ketchup into the milk mixture just for kicks and giggles. The recipe calls for 2 tbsp of mustard and 2 tbsp of hot sauce, which seems like a lot, but in the end it really doesn’t taste like either one specifically, so if you’re not a huge mustard fan or you fear hot sauce, I would say no worries!
I’m not entirely sure why Vegan Dad doesn’t have commenting enabled on his posts. I have this overwhelming urge to profess my love for this recipe – he needs to know how grateful I am for this golden, crispy goodness. Hence, this post. It’s the least I could do.
Alas, I think my work here is done. Check out Vegan Dad for the recipe!