|Tofu-ella Sticks? What???|
And mind you, it wasn't the healthiest kind.
The Veg Web
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup panko (Japanese style) bread crumbs
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
3-4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2 block extra firm tofu, cut to strips
|Heat pan with olive oil.|
|Dice tofu into six thick strips.|
|Prepare the panko bread crumbs, Italian seasonings, 2 tablesponns nutritional yeast, salt and pepper into bowl while mixing mustard, garlic, and a tablespoon of nutritional yeast in a separate dish.|
|Place tofu into wet and then coat it in dry batter.|
|Toss them into hot skillet, jump back in grease fear, and cover with lid.|
|Every 3-5 minutes, flip tofu over.|
|Though some crumbs are still in the pan, what was left on the tofu tasted awesome!|
Once they were done sprinkled a dash more Italian seasoning and nutritional yeast on top and devoured sans marinara sauce- though I will make that next time!
I admit, had a fear of soggy catastrophe, but it tasted great.
Slightly crispy on the interior, not too greasy, and featuring a delicately soft "mozzarella" center, it was a good first effort.
Putting those comments on the Veg Web to good use, I think using seasoning was a very good idea and that nutritional yeast really does bring that cheesy flavorful component to the sticks.
I should have gotten this ages ago! :D