1 1/2 cups vegan mayo
4 tablespoons sweet relish
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon vinegar Tofu and coating:
1 pound extra firm tofu, pressed for about 15 minutes and sliced 3/4" thick
oil, as needed
1/2 cup flour (or as needed)
1 cup plain vegan yogurt
3 cups panko bread crumbs
1/4 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon kelp granules, optional
1. Make tarter sauce by mixing the tarter sauce ingredients together. Refrigerate so it will thicken a bit. Cut each tofu slice into 3/4" strips to make "fish stick" shaped pieces.
2. Set deep fryer to 365 degrees Fahrenheit. Alternatively, if you will be frying them in a pan, place oil in the pan and heat. Prepare tofu. First, mix together the rub ingredients in one bowl and coat the tofu with the rub mixture.
3. For the coating, put flour, yogurt, and panko crumbs into 3 separate bowls. Now you're ready to make your fish sticks (this will be a bit messy). Coat tofu by dipping tofu pieces in flour then yogurt then panko bread crumbs (I used tongs which made the coating process a bit easier for me). Make sure the bread crumbs are firmly pressed into the tofu.
4. Drop the tofu pieces into the fryer about 6 at a time (I do this to prevent food from sticking to the metal basket) and deep fry for about 5 minutes or until the coating looks good.
Kinda a lot of work, but so worth it! You could also make fish tacos with the this recipe!
Source of recipe: Got the idea for the fish sticks from Brendy's recipe: Baha Tofu Tacos with Cilantro Cole Slaw (which was awesome) the tarter sauce I found somewhere on the web I can't remember where?!?!