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“CHUCK FIL-A” TOFU SANDWICH

An Air Fried, cruelty-free version of a fast food favorite.

Recipe Credit: The Vegan Yogini 

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pickle juice

  • 1 cup plant mlk, divided

  • 1 package organic firm, extra firm or super firm tofu

  • potato, corn or tapioca starch (or nutritional yeast)

  • Chickpea, AP, or Brown Rice flour

  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds

  • 1 tsp powdered sugar

  • Salt, Pepper, garlic powder to taste

  • 1tsp Turmeric (optional) for color

  • Spray oil

Directions:

Hands on time:15 minutes

Total Time: 4 hrs, 45 minutes

  • Freeze tofu for 2 hours, thaw, then press for one hour

  • Evenly slice pressed tofu into 1/2 inch thick slices

  • In large container, combine pickle juice and 1/2 cup plant mlk

  • Add tofu slices to mlk/juice mixture. Marinate for at least one hour. 

  • While marinating, make breading station: add lightly seasoned starch to a shallow dish, ground flaxseeds and remaining mlk (for a flax egg mixture) to a second dish, and aggressively seasoned and sugared flour to a third dish

  • Bread tofu: coat marinated tofu in cornstarch, dip in flax egg, and toss in flour mixture until thoroughly covered.

  • Lightly spray one side of breaded tofu

  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees for five minutes.

  • Place tofu, in single layer, oil side down, in Air Fryer.  Spray top side with oil

  • Air Fry at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.  

  • Flip tofu slices and continue to AF at 400 degrees for another 15 minutes.  

  • Add cooked slices to buns, top with a pickle and other desired condiments.  

  • Enjoy!