These tofu sliders could not be easier, with a quick fresh slaw.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: sandwich, slider, tofu
Author: Trish | The In Fine Balance Food Blog
1lbextra firm tofu
1/4cup all-purpose flour
1cupBBQ sauceyour favourite
1tspcanola oilor any mild tasting oil
4slider buns or crusty dinner rolls
Easy home-made Coleslaw
2Tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice
1tsptoasted sesame seed oil
freshly ground black pepper
4cupsprepared coleslaw salad mixabout 1/2 a bag
Cut the block of tofu in half crosswise, then each half into 4, 1/2 inch slices. So that you end up with 8 thin squares of tofu. Lay tofu on a clean kitchen towel or a couple of layers of paper towels. Cover tofu with another towel and weigh it down with a cutting board or something else heavy. Let sit for about 30 minutes. Make slaw in the meantime.
For the Sesame Coleslaw
Combine mayo, orange juice, sesame oil, sugar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk until smooth and creamy. Add shredded slaw mix and toss well to coat with dressing. Set aside.
For the sliders:
After the tofu has been pressed for about 30 minutes, remove from towels. Sprinkle both sides with salt. Add flour to a wide, shallow bowl. Dredge tofu slices in the flour, coating both sides.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add oil. Add tofu slices, the oil is hot enough when the tofu sizzles when its added to the pan. Do not overcrowd the pan, work in batches if necessary. Baste the top of the tofu with BBQ sauce. Cook 2-3 minutes. Tofu will be just lightly browning on the bottom side. Flip over, and baste tofu again with BBQ. Be generous. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from the pan.
Serve BBQ tofu slices on small crusty dinner rolls, top each slider with a generous heap of coleslaw and a sliced dill pickle and jalapeno if you are feeling adventurous. Serve with extra BBQ if desired.
The above nutrition information is calculated assuming 2 slice of tofu on one bun. For a less filling sandwich, I often serve 1 slice of tofu on each bun. This meal takes advantage of prepared BBQ sauce (use your favourite) and prepared coleslaw mix (in the produce section) to keep it quick.Make the slaw while the tofu is pressing. The slaw will soften and wilt a bit while it sits, you don't need more dressing.