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    Southern Fried Tofu

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    40 mins

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    Sharon123's Note:

    Finger lickin' good! This recipe is simple to prepare and deliciuos to eat! Adapted from Veg For Life!

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    1. 1
      Cut the tofu horizontally into three equal slabs. Wrap each slab in a clean tea towel or paper towel and press the toful for 45 minutes. If time does not permit, wrap tofu and press gently to extract as much moisture as possible.
    2. 2
      For seasoning mix; place the nutritional yeast, salt, herbs, and spices in a wide, shallow mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
    3. 3
      Stir the milk and lemon juice together in a small mixing bowl. Place the flour in mixing bowl.
    4. 4
      Cut each slab of tofu into 4 triangles, making a total of 12 in all. Working with one piece at a time, dredge the tofu in the flour. Shake off any excess. Now submerge the tofu in the "soured" milk. Coat the tofu in the seasoning mix.
    5. 5
      Coat a large skillet with vegetable oil and heat over medium high heat. When oil is hot, add the tofu pieces in a single layer. Cook until bottoms are well browned, then turn pieces over and cook until browned. Add more oil between batches and adjust the heat as necessary.
    6. 6
      As soon as tofu is removed from the skillet, place it on a plate lined with paper towels and blot off excess oil. Serve and enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 21, 2011


      This was fantastic!! I used buttermilk. I also seasoned the flour with s&p. My seasoning stuck well...I used my cast iron skillet & a few TB oil...I set them in the pan & left them alone until they were nice & crispy. Oh so nice & crispy!!! The seasoning was excellent - I couldn't detect any particular flavor - nothing overwhelmed another - it was just all gooooood!! everybody enjoyed this. I made 2 lbs extra firm tofu for 4 with NO leftovers! :) Made for Veggie Tag 7/11.

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    • on October 23, 2010

      Tried as I did, I could not get the coating to stick. Sorry, Sharon. Help?

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    • on April 09, 2010


      I'm a tofu lover too and this was really tasty. I found it a little hard to keep the coating on the tofu at first, but once i got the right amount of oil at the right temperature, it started to work very nicely. This was fun to make and the combination of spices worked really well together. The only sub I ended up making was thyme for tarragon. I only used 1 cup of "nooch" and had enough of everything to coat 1 1/2 packs of tofu. If you're not a huge nooch fan I could see replacing some of it with cornmeal maybe. Don't judge the flavour though until it's all put together, because the elements on their own might not taste all that great. Thanks Sharon, much enjoyed! Veg*n Swap Apr 10.

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    Nutritional Facts for Southern Fried Tofu

    Serving Size: 1 (1049 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 157.3
    Calories from Fat 52
    Total Fat 5.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.1 g
    Cholesterol 1.9 mg
    Sodium 221.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.9 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 14.6 g

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