Easy Tofu Fillet Sandwich With Tartar Sauce

"Vegan fish sandwich analogue. I originally saw it published by user submission at vegweb."
photo by Nourished Homestead photo by Nourished Homestead
photo by Nourished Homestead
photo by Chef Joey Z. photo by Chef Joey Z.
photo by Chef Joey Z. photo by Chef Joey Z.
photo by Chef Joey Z. photo by Chef Joey Z.
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  • For best results, press tofu and freeze overnight. Cut into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  • Mix cornmeal, flour, bread crumbs, and your seasoning thoroughly in a bowl for breading.
  • Coat tofu slices in breading, and fry in 1/4 inch of oil in a pan for about 5 minutes on each side.
  • Remove from pan and drain on paper towel.
  • Make tartar sauce by mixing mayo, pickle, and onion well in a small bowl. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Serve on a bun.

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  1. spiritussancto
    turned out pretty good! i didn't expect the breading to stick properly but it worked fine. i found them a little bland so i dipped my tofu in soy sauce before breading. added just a touch more flavor that was really nice. very little tofu after taste, especially with tartar sauce. i just ate them on a plate for less carbs. not at all greasy tasting, would be easy to vary by adding more spices to the breading or marinading the tofu in spices/sauces/broth. oh ya, and i used half margarine half olive oil at about med temp. will certainly make again. thanks!
  2. keelyhealthnut
    I am always trying recipes on here, but only just now joined because I HAD to review this recipe! After being a most of the time vegan (and sometimes just a vegetarian) for 2 years, I decided that I felt like having something similar to seafood. Wow, oh wow! This hit the spot. I whipped up my own version of tartar sauce, but the tofu fillet is spot on. It was really very similar to the tons of fried fish I've eaten with my southern family over the years. I cut some pieces thicker and some thinner for a variety of textures. I put a few pieces of "fish" on a white roll and drizzled it with a lot of tartar sauce. Now if I can only stop nibbling on the leftover pieces so I can share in the food joy with my husband!
  3. LUv 2 BaKE
    This was a great change for a sandwich! I loved the idea. My coating did not stick onto the tofu as well as I hoped, but still turned out. These are great as is with the tartar sauce on on a bun.
  4. Chef Joey Z.
    I made this for supper tonight and we didn't even bother with the bread, we liked it as is with the tarter sauce. My DH loved it and he's very particular about is food. Thanks for the delicious recipe!
  5. Lucky in Bayview
    This recipe totally hit the spot! I've been craving fast foodish, filet o fish type sandwich and this really satisfied my craving. I went ahead and seasoned the tofu with a bit of soy sauce as another reviewer had suggested, a healthy shake of of Penzy's Florida seasoning, and used panko bread crumbs to give it extra crunch. Loved the tarter sauce recipe which I made early in the day to let the flavors meld. Used the filets as a sandwich on a whole wheat bun, taters sauce and a piece of American cheese to complete the filet o fish experience. Thanks for posting the recipe, I'll be making it again.


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