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Tofu Katsu

Tofu katsu is a healthier, vegan twist on the traditional Japanese chicken dish. The tofu is breaded and pan-fried to create a deliciously crispy texture. A sweet and sour sauce adds complexity and flavor. The dish is guaranteed to satisfy all your takeout cravings!

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serving: 2


For the tofu

  • 1 block firm tofu

  • ¼ cup flour

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ¾ cup plant-based milk

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

  • Cooking oil or cooking spray

For the sauce

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

For serving

  • Rice

  • Optional: green onions and sesame seeds, for garnish


  • Press the tofu in your Tofudee tofu press for 20 minutes to achieve a spongy texture.

  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the plant milk, flour, and cornstarch and mix until smooth.

  • Cut the tofu into 4 thin pieces. Dip each piece in the flour mixture, and then in the breadcrumbs.

  • Put a pan over medium heat and cover in oil. For a lighter, healthier katsu, you can spray the pan with cooking oil. For a more traditional, fried katsu, coat the bottom of the pan heavily with oil. Cook each slice of tofu for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown, then remove from heat.

  • Make the sauce. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and stir until combined.

  • Pour the katsu sauce over the tofu and serve over rice.

Enjoy! 😋😉


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