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Crispy Panko Crusted Tofu Steak

The crispy, crunchy golden Panko Tofu Steak is the soft, slightly bouncy texture of the firm tofu. You will fall in love with tofu!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 1155kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN


  • 200 g Firm Tofu ( Note1)

For Pané- French culinary term (pane) is a cooking method which means dipped or rolled in breadcrumbs before cooking

  • 2 Cup Organic All-Purpose Flour ( Note2)
  • 2 Cup Japanese Panko Breadcrumbs ( Note3)
  • ½ Cup Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tbsp Cracked Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika (Note 4)
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder


  • Pat dry the surface of tofu with paper towels. Then slice the tofu lengthwise into two large steaks.( aprox. 1 cm thick)
  • Mix Vegan mayonnaise and water.
  • Add Cracked black pepperPaprika( sweet or smoked it’s up to you. ) Onion powderGarlic powderSalt to the Panko breadcrumbs and mix well.
  • Dip tofu slices into flour( lightly- dusted), the vegan mayo mixture, and roll in breadcrumbs.
  • For the extra-crispy result, you can double-crumb the tofu by repeating step 4.
  • Heat up cooking oil to medium-high heat (around 160-170°C) in the frying pan, then shallow fry the tofu until golden brown on both sides. Take out and place them onto paper towels, then serve.



( Note1)- Pat dry the surface of tofu with paper towels. I wouldn’t press the tofu as you still want the moisture from the tofu.
( Note2)- For gluten-free substitutions, chickpea flour, gluten-free all-purpose flour, rice flour or cornflour both work out pretty well.
( Note3)-  If you’re gluten-free, you can simply use rice breadcrumbs.
(Note 4)- sweet or smoked it’s up to you. 


Serving: 2serve | Calories: 1155kcal | Carbohydrates: 149g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1351mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 509IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 275mg | Iron: 11mg