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Pan-Fried Tofu

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Firm tofu breaded with nutritional yeast then pan-fried until golden brown. Creates a crispy breading. Great with hash browns and toast for a weekend breakfast, lunch, whatever! My daughter likes to dip this in ketchup. Excellent in a sandwich. For a low-fat version you can also bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) on a nonstick baking sheet for 15 to 20 minutes."
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20 m servings 248
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Slice tofu into 1/4-inch slabs.
  2. Place nutritional yeast on a plate. Mix in garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Roll tofu slices in the nutritional yeast mixture until evenly coated.
  4. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over low to medium heat. Add tofu slices; cook until golden brown and crispy, 3 to 5 minutes per side.


  • Cook's Note:
  • It's important to use firm, not extra-firm tofu, or else it will be too dry.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 248 calories; 15.4 8.8 24 0 59 Full nutrition

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I really like nutritional yeast as a coating for frying. This is a very nice recipe. I ate the tofu slices as is, just with a side of veggies but I think I will definitely use this on a sandwich...

I added some part cheese with the yeast! So good!