It’s Taco Tuesday!
Contrary to what most people think, tacos DON’T have to be greasy or unhealthy! For Taco Tuesday, I decided to whip up some vegetarian tofu tacos. I did use egg, so they’re not vegan, but if you want to make them into vegan tacos, you can substitute the egg for a bit of water and oil mixed together. Here’s how I made these!
You will need:
- 1 box of firm or extra firm tofu
- 2-3 cups of Panko flakes
- 1 egg (or sub with water + oil for vegan)
- Vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper
- Corn tortillas
- 1-2 tomatoes
- Siracha sauce
First press the tofu. This basically means that you need to get rid of as much water as possible. What I do with mine is take it out of the box and put a paper towel on the top and bottom. Then I place a semi-heavy object (something about the size and weight of a soup can) works. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Once the tofu is pressed, cut it into rectangles about as big as you would like to put in the tacos.
In a bowl, put the Panko and season with a little bit of salt and pepper to taste. In another bowl, crack the egg. Dip the tofu rectangles first into the egg, then into the Panko. (If you want to make this vegan, this is where you substitute the egg for oil and water). When the tofu squares are covered on all sides with Panko, you are ready to pan fry them!
Put a little bit of oil into a pan. Place the tofu into the pan and fry each side until it is crispy!
While cooking the tofu, get another pan and lightly toast the tortillas. Once the tofu is done, assemble your tacos! I put tofu, diced tomato, and cilantro in mine. Then I topped off with some Siracha sauce for a little spice!
And there you have it! Healthy tacos! Son muy deliciosa y saludable!