TOFU KATSU 3 WAYS 🌟Makes me so happy seeing so many of you guys try out one of my favourite ways to cook tofu—in katsu form! They’re basically crispy coated slabs of tofu that you can enjoy in a few different ways. Here are 3:
1. Japanese Katsu Curry -made a this dish with some store-bought Japanese curry sauce. You can also check out Japanese curry cubes to make your own and just add some potatoes, carrots, and bell peppers before pairing with with some crispy katsu & some steamed Japanese rice.
2. Tofu Katsu Sushi Sandwiches or Onigrazu – these so handy and easy to eat too! You can also get creative with your fillings but of course for these I made my own vegan tofu “katsu” and drizzled some homemade teriyaki sauce.
3. Katsudon Rice Bowls – Crispy katsu simmered in a sweet and savoury sauce w/ sautéed onions and mushrooms on a bed of Japanese rice!
Find the tofu katsu recipe below or on thefoodietakesflight.com
Katsu Sushi Sandwiches direct recipe link 👉🏼
Katsudon direct recipe link 👉🏼 www.thefoodietakesflight.com/post/japanese-style-katsudon-rice-bowls
1 240g block fresh extra firm tofu
1/4-1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
Canola oil, for frying
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tbsp + 1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
1 cup japanese breadcrumbs, or more as needed
1. Drain water from the tofu by wrapping them in paper towels and then placing a heavy flat surface (a board or plate) on top of each. Leave for 15 minutes until water has been absorbed by the towels.
2. Slice each tofu into two 3/4-inch thick square slabs. Sprinkle with salt as needed.
3. Prepare the batter by mixing all the ingredients until smooth. This will be a really thick batter. In another plate, add breadcrumbs.
4. Place the tofu in the batter then coat with breadcrumbs. Repeat for the rest of the tofu.
5. Heat oil in a frying pan. Once hot, add in the tofu. Fry for around 6-8 minutes over medium heat until golden brown. Take out of the oil then turn off the heat.
6. Let cool for 5-8 minutes then slice diagonally into strips.