Breaded and Fried Tofu Sticks: Perfect for Kids!

Easy fried and breaded tofu sticks ready to get dipped!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
449 Calories
26g Fat
39g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 449
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2271mg 99%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 404mg 31%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 389mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You can eat these little breaded and fried tofu sticks on their own or dipped in just about any kind of sauce. Ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce or a vegan ranch dressing would all be delicious. I like sweet honey mustard and Thai chili sauce, too. 


  • 1 block firm or extra-firm tofu, about 1 pound, pressed

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce

  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce

  • 1/4 cup liquid sweetener, such as maple syrup or agave

  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs

  • Oil, for frying

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. First, prepare your tofu. Like most vegan tofu recipes, this one will taste best if you press the tofu first.

  3. Slice the tofu into desired "finger" shapes, about 1/2-inch wide and 1/2-inch thick. Arrange tofu pieces in a wide, shallow container

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, and liquid sweetener. Pour this mixture over the tofu slices, and allow to marinate for at least one hour, and up to overnight. The longer the better! Turn the tofu occasionally to ensure all sides are well coated.

  5. In a shallow dish, place the breadcrumbs. Remove tofu from marinade and bread the marinated tofu slices.

  6. Fry the breaded tofu slices in oil over medium heat until golden brown on all sides. Gently remove from oil and allow excess oil to drain on paper towels.

  7. Serve your fried tofu fingers with a dipping sauce, such as ketchup, barbecue sauce, hot mustard or an Asian plum sauce. Enjoy!


  • Don't skip pressing the tofu. This allows the tofu to absorb more of the flavorings and seasonings which you add to it.