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Tofu katsu

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

5 minutes


2 servings



About the Recipe

If you are a tofu eater and you sometimes find yourself wondering about different ways to prepare it, this dish is for you. Tofu is fairly bland and it's got a smooth texture so deep frying in panko breadcrumbs does two things: it gives the tofu a richer flavour and a great, crunchy texture. Served on a bed of salad leaves, it makes a perfect healthy non-meat meal option.


400g firm tofu

some salt & pepper

80ml water

40g plain flour

70g “panko” breadcrumbs

1 tsp toasted black sesame seeds

Bull-Dog sauce

veg oil for deep frying

some kitchen paper


wrap the tofu in some kitchen paper and leave for 30 mins to absorb excess water

cut the tofu into 4 “steaks”

sprinkle over the salt & pepper

mix the flour & water into a paste

coat the tofu pieces in the flour mixture, then roll in the breadcrumbs until the tofu is uniformly coated

fill a saucepan with 2-3 cm of veg oil and heat to 180’C

deep fry the tofu, turning once until golden in colour

drain the tofu on sheets of kitchen paper

garnish with Bull-Dog sauce & sesame seeds before serving


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