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Panko Fried Tofu Nuggets with ketchup.
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Panko Fried Tofu Nuggets

Panko friend tofu nuggets are pan-fried, crispy, crunchy, golden tofu nuggets. This is a vegan take on the classic chicken nugget.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tofu
Servings: 3
Calories: 492kcal
Author: Kelsey Smith


  • 1 package extra firm tofu
  • cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil


  • Press the tofu for at least 15 minutes to remove as much liquid as possible. Cut the tofu into square nuggets.
  • Mix the milk, yellow mustard, hot sauce, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Mix flour and remaining spices in another medium size bowl.
  • Dip the tofu one piece at a time in the wet mixture, then dredge in the flour mixture.
  • Fry the tofu on medium heat in about ¼ inch of oil in a large skillet. It will take just a few minutes for each size to turn golden. When done, place on a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.


Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1945mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 368IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 5mg