Nutritional Yeast Vegan Cheese Sticks

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  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 25 mins
  • Makes: 8 sticks

Great as a snack or a party table treat, these tofu sticks will be loved by your vegan and carnivore friends alike. Featuring the great cheese-like flavor of nutritional yeast, each stick has a crispy, crunchy crust and a soft center.



    1. Cut tofu into eight even sticks.

    2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs, basil, parsley and nutritional yeast.

    3. In a separate medium mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup flour, cornmeal, cornstarch, salt and garlic powder. Combine dry ingredients, then add 1/2 cup water and whisk to create a smooth batter.

    4. Place the remaining 1/2 cup of flour in a separate bowl.

    5. Wrap tofu sticks in a paper bowl and press gently to remove excess moisture.

    6. Dip tofu sticks one at a time in flour, then coat in batter, then roll in breadcrumbs.

    7. Heat a medium cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat. Add oil and allow it to heat up until a bread crumb dropped into the oil sizzles.

    8. Fry vegan sticks a few at a time. Cook each side until golden brown (about 1 minute) before turning.

    9. Serve tofu sticks with marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

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