Vegan Pan-Fried Tofu Tenders

This recipe uses Fresh Press Farms High Oleic Sunflower Oil to pan-fry the tofu strips to crispy perfection. High oleic sunflower oil is a healthier alternative to traditional frying oils, as it has a high smoke point and is low in saturated fats. Enjoy these delicious vegan tofu tenders as a fun and flavorful meal or snack!


  • 1 block of firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 6 tbsp water)
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Press Farms High Oleic Sunflower Oil


    • Cut the pressed tofu into strips, about the size of chicken tenders.
    • In a shallow dish, whisk together the flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
    • In a separate shallow dish, make the flax eggs by mixing the ground flaxseed with water. Let sit for a few minutes until it thickens to an egg-like consistency.
    • In a third shallow dish, place the panko breadcrumbs.
    • Dip each tofu strip into the flour mixture, shaking off any excess. Then dip the tofu into the flax eggs, and finally coat it in the panko breadcrumbs.
    • Heat the Fresh Press Farms High Oleic Sunflower Oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Once the oil is hot, add the breaded tofu strips to the skillet, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy.
    • Remove the tofu strips from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
    • Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.