Panko Coated Tofu

Noodles, tofu, breaded food - what's not to love!⁣

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 block of tofu
  • 2 limes
  • 60g panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 35g flour
  • 1 egg

Method

  • Press your tofu to drain of moisture for 30 minutes then cut into cubes.⁣
  • Put the zest of the limes, the panko breadcrumbs, sesame seeds, and salt into a bowl and gently combine.⁣
  • Put each piece of tofu into the flour, then the beaten egg, before the breadcrumb mixture (do this individually for the best results)⁣.
  • Heat some oil on a medium heat in a deep frying pan, spread the tofu out when the oil is hot; turning regularly but carefully as to not disturb or break the breadcrumb covering. You're after a crisp, golden brown colour on all sides. If it goes black quickly, your pan is too hot.⁣
  • Drain the completed tofu on some kitchen paper.⁣
  • Top onto a noodle or rice stir fry, dress with rice vinegar and lime juice to taste.⁣