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tofu katsu sando

Easy Tofu Katsu Sando (30-min. Recipe)

Tofu Katsu Sando. A delicious, crispy panko breaded fried tofu sandwiched between two pieces of milk bread with a sweet tonkatsu sauce. Easy to make at home and ready in just 30 minutes!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine Japanese, korean
Servings 3 sandwiches
Calories 945 kcal


Optional: shredded cabbage

    Optional: Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce (adapted from Just One Cookbook)


    • Slice your tofu into 6 equal slices at about 0.5-inches thick. Pat each piece dry with a clean paper towel. Generously season with garlic powder and salt. Add more if needed.
    • First coat your tofu in cornstarch well making sure every spot is covered. Then coat in the whisked egg and finally in panko breadcrumbs.
    • In a hot pan set over medium heat, add avocado oil. Test to see if the oil is hot enough by checking for bubbles. Once it’s hot, carefully lower your coated tofu in.
    • Fry on all sides (don't worry too much about the ends) until golden crispy brown. Transfer cooked pieces to a cooling rack or a plate with paper towel.
    • Place 2 pieces of tofu onto a slice of bread.
    • Drizzle a generous amount of store bought tonkatsu sauce over tofu. Optional: If you’re making homemade tonkatsu sauce, in a small bowl whisk the ingredients together and you will have your sauce! This is also where you can add some shredded cabbage on top.
    • Place the other slice of bread on top. Place a weighted plate on top of them to flatten them. Cut off the crusts and slice sandos into thirds with a sharp knife. Repeat for other two remaining sandwiches. Enjoy!


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    Suggested Equipment & Products

    Santoku Knife
    Cutting Board
    Large Non-Stick Pan
    Mixing bowl
    Keyword japanese tofu sandwich, panko tofu sandwich, tofu katsu sandwich, tofu katsu sandwich recipe, tonkatsu sauce
    Calories: 945kcal | Carbohydrates: 147g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1586mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 385mg | Iron: 11mg