This Vegan Schnitzel is delicately crisp, golden, light and perfect with a squeeze of lemon. My first attempt at schnitzel. Well, with a German fiancé, it was just a matter of time before I had to learn how to make it myself – his mum would be so proud!
I actually didn’t think it was possible until I started experimenting to the extreme with all sorts of tofu recipes. Whether it be tofu cheese, tofu chicken or tofu fish, I had to attempt it. So why not schnitzel?!
Questions about Vegan Schnitzel
How to make vegan schnitzel? To make vegan schnitzel, you will need tofu, breadcrumbs, plant milk, cornstarch, garlic and onion powder and yeast flakes. The tofu will be dusted in the flours, dipped in cornstarch paste and then coated in the breadcrumbs and yeast flakes. It will then be lightly or shallow fried (or baked if preferred) until it is golden brown and crispy.
What is vegan schnitzel made of? Vegan schnitzel can be made from tofu, seitan, mushrooms – evidently a range of ingredients. This recipe however uses just tofu.
What is schnitzel? A schnitzel is a slice of meat that has been pounded with force to become very thin. It is then coated in breadcrumbs and fried until golden. It is typically served with lemon, fried and salad.
Is tofu schnitzel healthy? Tofu schnitzel can be healthier than its meat counterpart since it contains negligible fat content.
Vegan Schnitzel Recipe
Makes 4 schnitzel
Ingredients for Vegan Schnitzel:
- 400g firm tofu
- 5 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp yeast flakes
- 150 ml plant milk
- 150g breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp salt
- Oil to cook
- Mix 4 tbsp cornstarch with the milk and leave aside.
- In a bowl, combine the yeast flakes with the breadcrumbs and set aside.
- Mix the remaining 1 tbsp cornstarch with the onion and garlic powders and dust the tofu.
- Dip the tofu in the cornstarch paste.
- Then coat with the breadcrumb mix.
- Lightly fry in hot oil until golden brown. These can also be baked for 30 minutes at 200℃ until golden.
Made this Recipe?
If you had a go at this tofu Schnitzel please feel free to give me a shout on Instagram at @food_flaneur – would love to see your pics!
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Big Thanks to…
The Vegan Honey Pot for my food inspo. You can find her recipe here: https://theveganhoneypot.ie/2019/10/26/tofu-schnitzel/.