Herbed Tofu Fish Sticks Recipe

I think I'd only had tofu once or twice before. Neither time did it leave all that appetizing of a taste in my mouth. But when I saw this so-simple recipe for turning tofu into a favorite guilty pleasure of fish sticks (I don't remember the last time I had some!), I couldn't resist giving tofu another shot.

And I wasn't disappointed one bit. The crunchy crust, the chewy consistency all reminded me of the little fish sticks in the freezer section. Dip in some ketchup, and you can barely tell the difference. Yum!

Herbed Tofu Fish Sticks Recipe

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt, divided
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1 pound extra firm tofu, drained and patted dry
canola oil

  1. Find 3 medium-sized bowls. In the first bowl, measure the flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and mix together.  In the second bowl, crack the eggs and gently whisk. In the third bowl, measure the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, herbs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and stir together.
  2. Slice the tofu into strips, making them as thick or thin as you like. I sliced mine to make 12 sticks.
  3. Take each strip and coat it on all sides with the contents of each bowl; first covering it with the flour, then coating it with the egg, and finally into the bread crumb mixture.
  4. Once all the strips have been coated with each layer, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add some canola oil to the pan, then place each tofu strip in the pan. Flip after 3 to 4 minutes, until all sides are browned. (You might have to add canola after you've cooked some of the strips if they're not browning as easily.)
  5. When tofu strips are crispy, take off heat and serve warm with choice of condiment.
    (Serves 4.)
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  1. wow this sounds so amazing!! I love tofu but it just has to be cooked correctly for me to enjoy it. I like it the same way I used to like beef when I ate a lot of it. Seasoned and well done :). This sounds sooo easy and I wonder if they would taste just as good baked and broiled??


  2. Man, this looks delish! I initially came by to thank you for entering my giveaway and following my blog, but I have to thank you once more for sharing this recipe it sounds awesome. I grew up on tofu but never thought to make it into fish sticks this is so cool. I'm now following you back and hope to see ya next post :)

  3. Thanks, ladies! I'd assume you could bake or broil it, but haven't tried that yet. I do hope you both try it and let me know your thoughts! Enjoy :)

  4. Made these for the family last night (gf of course - gf flour and crushed rice chex for the panko). Three out of four of us thought they were great -- that's a hit in this house! I was out of dried basil so substituted parsley and still tasted great. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. I am so trying this. These look so good! I love tofu :) Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Looks great! My husband is the cook and I've been trying to get him to make more vegetarian meals - going to give him this recipe and see what happens.


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