Country-Fried Tofu

Do not adjust your screen, what you’re seeing is tofu, not chicken. As more people look for vegetarian alternatives to classic recipes, this one is a winner. WIth a surprisingly crispy texture similar to chicken nuggets, this country-fried tofu can be served as an entree or a dinner party appetizer with toothpicks. Take it to the next level of deliciousness by dipping in Shawnee Mills Brown Gravy Mix. Plant-based goodness for the whole family.


Country Fried Tofu Recipe Prep:
20 Minutes

1/2 Cup Shawnee Milling Yellow Cornmeal

1 Cup Shawnee Mills All Purpose Flour

1 14oz Package Extra Firm Tofu

1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs

1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper

1/2 cup Club Soda

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 Teaspoon Onion Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

24 fl oz Vegetable Oil

Directions

Directions:

Note: Freeze tofu beforehand

  1. Place the frozen package of tofu in the microwave for 5 minutes.
  2. Slice open one corner of the tofu package, and drain the water from package over the sink.
  3. Carefully press the tofu, removing all excess water. 
  4. Cut the tofu into half inch cubes and sprinkle each side with garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.
  5. In a small bowl, add cayenne pepper, Shawnee Mills All Purpose Flour, and club soda. Mix ingredients well.
  6. In another small bowl, mix panko bread crumbs and Shawnee Yellow Cornmeal.
  7. Dip seasoned tofu cubes into club soda mixture then dip into panko mixture. Set tofu cubes aside.
  8. In a large saucepan, heat vegetable oil and drop a few pieces of cubed tofu in at a time. Turn pieces over to get a golden crust on all sides of cubes. Remove tofu and place on paper towels to remove excess oil. 
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes.