Tofu, ham and mustard coated in crispy breadcrumbs

Ingredients (serves 2) 

  • 280g Tofoo Co Extra Firm Tofu 

  • 5-6 slices of vegan ham

  • 2 tbsp English mustard 

  • 1 cup plain flour

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 

  • 1/2 tsp thyme

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Salt and pepper 

  • Rapeseed oil (for frying) 

Method

  1. Drain and blot one block of tofu. Slice into 1cm thick slices to make 6 slices in total. Carefully again blot each slice tofu with kitchen paper. 

  2. Coat each slice of tofu in plain flour. Carefully shake off any excess flour. Heat a large frying pan and add 1/4 cup of rapeseed oil. When the oil is hot add the tofu and fry on each side for 2 minutes. Set aside to cool and keep the oil hot.

  3. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (fan). 

  4. When the tofu is cool enough to handle, coat one side of the tofu with a layer of mustard and a sprinkle of dried thyme. Wrap a slice of ham over the mustard. 

  5. Prepare a dish of breadcrumbs, a dish of plain flour and plain flour mixed with water. The plain flour mixed with water needs to be the same consistency of whisked egg. 

  6. Coat the tofu in flour, followed by the 'flour and water' and then completely coat in the breadcrumbs 

  7. Fry 3 slices of the tofu at a time for 3-4 minutes in the hot oil on each side until lovely crispy and golden. 

  8. Place into the oven for 5 minutes to cook through. 

  9. Season with salt and pepper and  finally squeeze on a decent amount of lemon juice. 

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