Tofu 'Fish' Fillet Sandwiches Recipe -
Tofu 'Fish' Fillet Sandwiches Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Tofu 'Fish' Fillet Sandwiches

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"If you are a vegetarian who doesn't eat fish, yet still have that hankering for a juicy fish sandwich, these bread crumb-crusted tofu 'fish' sandwiches will blow your mind!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl, toss bread crumbs together with kelp powder, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, and salt. Dip tofu slices into olive oil, then bread crumb mixture, patting lightly to coat well.
  3. Bake on a cookie sheet in preheated oven for 30 minutes. When first side is golden brown and slightly crispy, turn over, and finish baking.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together mayonnaise, relish, and lemon juice until well-blended. When tofu is nearly done baking, brush each bun half with olive oil, and toast in the oven. Serve with tartar sauce and your favorite sandwich condiments.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 24, 2006

ATTENTION: If you want your "fish" patties to turn out with more of a meat texture, purchase firm or extra firm tofu and freeze it before using. Then, thaw it in a colander and squeeze ALL the liquid out of it before you slice it. If you do not squeeze out the liquid, you will end up with a patty that is mushy and the breading WILL NOT STICK. If you are using the traditional block of tofu, slicing it into 5 or 6 slices also helps. Kelp powder is made from ocean kelp and adds lots of nutrients plus gives it more of a "fish" flavor. If you don't use it, its still good, but don't expect too much of a "fish" flavor. Excellent recipe if you use these tips! Thanks for a great recipe for vegetarians!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 16, 2009

I think this recipe has potential, but there is just one thing that really turned me off about it. The tofu slices were just way too thick for my tastes. I did three slices as directed, but sliced the fourth one in half. Those thinner ones came out super crispy and much more appetizing. I didn't have kelp powder, but I added some Old Bay to give it a little seafood flavor. The tartar sauce was yummy. Thanks for sharing :)

Nov 05, 2004

I pan fried this in a little olive oil. I topped it with red onion, pickles and mayo. My wife really liked it (and she did NOT like the idea of tofu-anything). She agreed that we'll have this one or two times a month!

Jun 09, 2004

Great recipe. I added a little extra garlic powder and paprika to the bread crumb mixture. Pan fried the 'filets' in olive oil instead of baking and used store bought mayonnaiserelish spread. My husband likes warm condiments and cheese so I put the sandwhich in the toaster oven with a slice of cheddar cheese. We are both big fans of tofu, really enjoyed this recipe and will definitely make again, Thanks!

Sep 28, 2009

I'm rating this 5 stars, but only with a 1 major change in the recipe... fry fry fry it!! I used lemon pepper old bay seasoning rather than the hard-to-find kelp powder, and i also used seasoned bread crumbs. it came out a tad bit too salty, but crispy, fishy and yummy! one more suggestion: open the tofu a few hours before cooking, and use paper towels and a weight to dry it out.

Jul 31, 2004

This was my choice as my birthday dinner this year (really fancy, I know), and it was so simple that even my boyfriend could make it! I did advise him to fry it, however, which really made the tofu firm up a little and crisped the breading. I think this would satisfy any vegan/vegetarian or fish-eater! Loved it!

Oct 20, 2010

This was okay - followed recipe exactly, except on preparing tofu. I found the crumb mixture a little too salty. Next time will not add any salt and not pat as much bread mixture onto the slices. Also, not much "fish" flavor, however, I still ate the whole thing as I love tofu. As others may have mentioned prepare tofu by freezing it - I always throw my plastic tubs of tofu into the freezer when I buy them as I like my tofu to have a meaty texture when cooked. Then thaw in the fridge. When it's thawed cut into slices and press between absorbent paper (you can really put a lot of pressure to extract the water without tofu crumbling when it's been in the freezer). You can then cook it however you want to -I won't prepare tofu any other way no matter what recipe I use. I also buy the extra firm tofu. No problems ever with the plastic tub bursting open in the freezer either. Bottom line, I give this recipe 3 stars as it wasn't anything I thought was super delicious.

Nov 16, 2009

Fantastic! Instead of a 1 cup break crumbs I added 3/4 Cup Bread Crumbs and 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast.


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  • Calories
  • 622 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 41.6 g
  • 64%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 21.4 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 1332 mg
  • 53%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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