I was looking for an easy dinner to make tonight so I decided to make the Tofu Filet with Vegan Tartar Sauce recipe I found in the Follow Your Heart recipe handout. This sandwich turned out to be pretty good. Unfortunately, the tofu filet never really browned as it should have because I opted to bake it on a non-stick pan not using oil. I would recommend that you use oil if you want it to brown. So, it wasn't as tasty as it should have been. The tartar sauce, however, was delicous! And, you could use this on any "fish" filet-type sandwich.
- 1 pound extra firm tofu
- 2/3 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
- 2 Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
- 3/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp kelp granules (found with other sea veggies)
- Safflower oil
- 1/3 cup Vegenaise ® (I used Grapeseed flavor)
- 4 tsp sweet pickle relish
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 4-8 whole wheat burger buns
- 4-8 red leaf lettuce leaves
- lemon wedges
Preheat the oven to 375-degrees. Rinse tofu, then slice lengthwise into 4 slices for the widest, longest pieces possible. Press the tofu slices thoroughly dry on paper towels. In a wide, flat bottomed glass casserole dish, mix together the bread crumbs, flour, onion powder, salt, and kelp. Pour a little oil into a separate bowl and, using a pastry brush, coat the tofu slices with oil, then dip into the breading mix, coating the tofu thoroughly.
Transfer to an oiled baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes on first side; turn over and bake an additional 7-10 minutes until nicely browned.
For the tartar sauce, mix the Vegenaise ®, relish, lemon juice, and cream of tartar together.
Once the tofu is done, cut the filets in half. To assemble each sandwich, put the tartar sauce on the bottom bun, place the tofu filet on top, then top with a lettuce leaf, and a squeeze of lemon juice, and more tartar sauce, if desired.
Cover with the top bun. Serve right away. And there you have it - tofu filet!
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