• 1 pound (454 grams) extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying (approximately 1/8 inch in a large cast iron skillet)


  1. Drain and Dry Tofu: Drain the tofu and press it to remove excess moisture. Pat dry with paper towels and cut into sticks.
  2. Prepare the Glaze: In a small bowl, mix hoisin sauce, soy sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Set Up Coating Stations:
    • Dish 1: All-purpose flour
    • Dish 2: Glaze (hoisin, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder mixture)
    • Dish 3: Panko bread crumbs
  4. Coat the Tofu Sticks:
    • Dip each tofu stick in flour, shaking off excess.
    • Dip into the glaze mixture, coating evenly.
    • Roll in panko bread crumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
  5. Fry the Tofu Sticks: Heat vegetable oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat (about 1/8 inch deep). Fry the tofu sticks in batches, turning every couple of minutes until golden brown and crispy. This should take about 4-5 minutes per batch.
  6. Drain and Serve: Remove the fried tofu sticks and place them on paper towels to drain excess oil.
    Serve warm with cocktail sauce.
  7. Total Nutritional Values for Entire Recipe:
  8. Calories: 1377
  9. Protein: 63g
  10. Fat: 57g
  11. Carbohydrates: 158g
  12. Per Serving (1/4 of the recipe):
  13. Calories: 344
  14. Protein: 15.75g
  15. Fat: 14.25g
  16. Carbohydrates: 39.5g