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)
1432 Calories
52g Fat
211g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 1432
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 67%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 449mg 150%
Sodium 1602mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 211g 77%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 100g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 343mg 26%
Iron 9mg 52%
Potassium 443mg 9%
*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 (8-ounce) pieces tofu

  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs

  • Paprika, to taste

  • Garlic, minced, to taste

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Parsley, to taste

  • 2 to 3 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose 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 breadcrumbs 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 breadcrumbs 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 or 3 minutes per side or until golden brown.