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Tofu Milanese

Crisp, flavorful tofu served with salad is an excellent vegetarian replacement for chicken milanese. Tofu milanese
Yield 4 servings
Time 45 minutes
  • medium bowl
  • whisk
  • 3 shallow bowls
  • 2 large plates
  • paper towels
  • large frying pan
  • spatula
  • large bowl
  • 4 dinner plates
  • 1 pound extra firm tofu, pressed
  • ½ c olive oil, divided
  • ¼ c balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ c shallots, minced
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • black pepper
  • 1¼ t salt, divided
  • 1/3 c flour
  • 2 eggs*
  • 2 T water
  • 1 c fine bread crumbs
  • ½ c pecorino cheese, grated*
  • ¼ c parmesan-style cheese, grated*
  • ¼ c parsley, minced
  • 4 c baby arugula and/or lettuce
  • 2 c cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 lemon wedges
Directions Whisk together ¼ c oil, vinegar, shallots, lemon juice, 10 grinds of pepper, and ½ t salt. Set aside.

Arrange the 3 shallow bowls and one plate in a straight line on the counter. Combine flour and ¼ t salt in one bowl, whisk together eggs and water in the second, and combine breadcrumbs, cheeses, parsley, remaining ½ t salt, and 15 grinds of pepper in the third.

Slice the tofu into 8 even slices. Dredge one slice in the flour, then dip in the egg mixture, then coat with crumbs/cheese. Set on the plate and repeat with the rest of the tofu. Place both plates next to the stove and line the empty one with paper towels.

Heat ¼ c oil over medium hight heat, add 4 pieces of tofu, and sauté for about 4 minutes, until golden and crisp. Gently flip and sauté the other side, then transfer to the paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with the rest of the tofu.

Meanwhile, toss the arugula and tomatoes with about half of the dressing. Transfer a fourth of the salad to each dinner plate, then top with two pieces of tofu and a lemon wedge. Drizzle each plate with about a T of dressing and serve hot.

Notes *Veganize this recipe: use egg replacer and replace both cheeses with ½ c total nutritional yeast

VeganAdapted from the recipe for “Tofu milanese with arugular, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette” in Meatless All Dayread my review.

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