Chicken Fried Tofu Sandwiches
Recipe type: Entree, Vegetarian
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Serves: 4
Chicken Fried Tofu Sandwiches are the ultimate vegan delight. Crispy, pan-fried tofu, spicy mayo, and a simple slaw piled high on a toasted bun.
  • 1 block extra-firm tofu
  • ½ cup unsweetened soy or cashew milk
  • 2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. lower-sodium soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ¾ tsp. black pepper
  • ¾ tsp. garlic powder, divided
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 cups thinly sliced/shaved cabbage (green, purple, or mix of both)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped scallions
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (sub vegan mayo)
  • 2 tsp. Sriracha
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 4 buns, toasted
  1. Slice tofu width-wise into 4 even slabs and place in a dry towel. Fold towel over tofu and press firmly to remove excess moisture.
  2. Combine milk and 2 Tbsp. soy sauce in a small square baking dish. Place tofu in soy mixture and let sit 10 minutes, flipping occasionally.
  3. In a separate baking dish or wide-rimmed bowl, combine flour, corn starch, paprika, black pepper, ½ tsp. garlic powder, salt, and onion powder.
  4. Heat ½ inch of oil in a large high-sided skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high until temperature registers 350° F. Dip the tofu in the flour mixture, turning to coat, dip back in the soy marinade, then re-dip in the flour to thoroughly coat. Carefully lay tofu into hot oil and cook, turning occasionally, until crust is crispy and golden, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, scallions, rice vinegar, and remaining 2 tsp. soy sauce; toss to combine.
  6. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, Sriracha, lemon juice, and remaining ¼ tsp. garlic powder. Spread a thin layer on the tops and bottoms of each bun.
  7. Place one fried tofu patty on the bottom of each bun and top evenly with slaw.
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