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Tofu Katsu

Here's an easy and healthy tofu recipe made with tofu blocks dipped in milk-flour mixture, coated with breadcrumbs then fried to deliciousness!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 2
Calories: 578kcal


  • cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chili-tamarind sauce
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 oz block tofu, cut in half
  • 4 oz panko breadcrumbs
  • 16 oz vegetable oil


  • In a large saucepan, simmer tomato ketchup, soy sauce, chili-tamarind sauce, honey, and water for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Pour the simmered sauce in a ramekin and set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine milk, egg, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, chili powder, salt, and ground black pepper and mix well until fully incorporated.
  • Dip the tofu blocks in the milk-flour mixture, then dredge the tofu blocks into the panko breadcrumbs and shake excess breadcrumbs.
  • Heat the oil in a medium-sized saucepan to 345 degrees F
  • Then fry the tofu until golden.
  • Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • Serve the tofu katsu with a delicious sweet & spicy sauce.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 578kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 4070mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 738IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 4mg
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