Nutritional Yeast Vegan Cheese Sticks

Nutritional Yeast Vegan Cheese Sticks

Total Time: 00h 30m
Hands-on Time: 00h 25m
Makes: 8 servings

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.

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  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, add 1/2 cup flour, cornmeal, cornstarch, salt and garlic powder. Mix to combine, then add 1/2 cup water and whisk to create a smooth batter.
  4. In a separate bowl, place remaining 1/2 cup flour.
  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 breadcrumb mixture.
  7. Heat a medium cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat. Add oil and allow it to heat until a breadcrumb 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 for dipping.