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
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
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.