Tofu Steak

While living in Kyoto, my husband and I had the opportunity to eat tofu in many preparations. One way that we tried at a restaurant was tofu steak. My version is different than the kind we ate at that restaurant, but it is super easy and delicious.

Tofu Steak

Tofu Steak
Makes 2-3 servings

1 block of water packed firm tofu (I used Trader Joe’s Brand)

Marinade:
1/2 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons Italian herbs (I used a mixture of basil, oregano, rosemary, parsley, cayenne pepper, garlic, and black pepper)
1-2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
1 pinch of white sugar

Flour Mixture:
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons of the same Italian herb blend as you used for the marinade
1-2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese

oil, to coat pan

Drain the tofu, and wrap it in paper towels and a dish towel. Place the tofu between two cutting boards, and place in the refrigerator with a heavy object on top. Leave to drain for at least 1-2 hours. You can also let the tofu drain while you’re sleeping or while you’re at work.

Cut the tofu in half lengthwise, and then cut to make a total of 6 pieces. Place in a Ziploc bag with the marinade. Return to the refrigerator, and leave to marinate for a couple of hours (you can marinate it for up to 24 hours).

Mix together the flour mixture. Coat a pan with oil, and heat the pan over medium to medium-high heat. Coat the tofu in the flour mixture. Cook the tofu in the hot oil on all sides until crispy and slightly browned.

Serve with a salad or some vegetables.

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