Breaded Fried Tofu - Tofu Schnitzel (Parve)

Breaded Tofu Slices with Unripe Spelt Grain
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
944 Calories
38g Fat
98g Carbs
57g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 944
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 312mg 104%
Sodium 1587mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 98g 36%
Dietary Fiber 9g 34%
Protein 57g
Calcium 1236mg 95%
*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.)

My 15-year-old son has become a vegetarian, and some days I struggle to find meatless dishes to satiate his teenage boy appetite. The other day when I was making chicken schnitzel for his siblings, I decided to make Tofu Schnitzel for him. I just sliced a tofu cake, breaded it and then fried it as if it was a piece of chicken. He loved it!


  • 2 cakes tofu (approximately 8 ounces or 250 grams each)
  • 1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Paprika, garlic, salt, pepper and parsley to taste
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Drain tofu cakes by wrapping in paper towels and placing under a cutting board. Weigh down cutting board by placing some canned goods on top. Let stand for 10 minutes. Unwrap the tofu cakes. Slice each cake into six pieces - each approximately 1/4 inch (1 centimeter) thick.

  3. In a shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs with spices.

  4. In another shallow bowl, beat eggs.

  5. In a third shallow bowl, place flour.

  6. Dip tofu slice into flour and shake off excess. Then dip it into egg and shake off excess. Then dip it into bread crumbs so it is evenly coated on both sides.

  7. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

  8. Fry breaded tofu in hot oil on both sides. Fry for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown.