Mmmm….. home cookin’……. so happy that traditional home cookin’ can be veganized…. Sadly, our panko bread crumbs had milk powder in them but I still forged ahead and made the meal. I have read in the PPK forum that Trader Joe’s has vegan panko so I will pick some up next time I’m in the area.
I dub this “chick-un fried tofu” with mashed potatoes and pan gravy (pan gravy from Vegan Party) with a side of broccoli and carrots. (After the photo was taken, I did end up sprinkling some nooch over my steamed veg for the extra boost of B-vitamins).
I used a technique mentioned in one of the recipes in Vegan Diner for the “chick-un fried tofu.” The tofu is dipped in seasoned flour, next a mixture of soymilk + cornstarch, and last the panko. Such a crispy crust! This will be even better next time because I will plan ahead and freeze the tofu for a few days, defrost, then press out excess liquid. Freezing tofu does change the texture and does make it more chewier.
The mashed potatoes are homemade and I used Earth Balance vegan butter, soymilk, and salt and pepper.
Our bellies were happy after we finished our meal!