Tofu Fish (Or Not-Fish)

"Super easy recipe that is great for vegetarians to join in a fish meal without looking like we're eating something too different. My fish-eating partner said it had a kind of white fish flavour that combined well with the crunchy coating."
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Ready In:
8 fillets




  • Cut the tofu into ½ cm thick slices. Wrap the slices in thick paper towels and pat to remove excess moisture.
  • Beat the egg replacer and soy sauce together in a small bowl. Combine the wheat germ/flax meal, polenta, nori, paprika, and herbs on a plate.
  • Heat the oil in a large frypan. Dip each slice of tofu into the egg replacer mixture, then coat both sides in the polenta mixture. Fry the slices until golden brown on both sides. Place on absorbent paper. Sprinkle with extra lemon pepper and serve with tartare sauce.

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  1. Sharon123
    I really enjoyed eating this with tartar sauce! I used a mixture of wheat germ and flax seed meal For the dried herbs I used homemade Recipe #189447. I used panko breadcrumbs. Thanks for posting!
  2. Queen Roachie
    I really liked this, and I was prepared not to since most "mock" dishes miss the mark. The crumbled seaweed really made this dish. I cheated a bit to cut more carbs so I left out the corn meal and just used flax. And to cut out any health benefits of soy I broke out the deep fryer. Yum! I'm going to make this one again. Thanks for sharing!
  3. LuckeeS
    Pretty good, you should share with the huge vegetarian group


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