This healthy take on mozzarella sticks is so good you won't miss the cheese.

Ingredients

Tofu Sticks

  • 1 pkg (14 oz)House Premium or Organic Tofu - Extra Firm, drained
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Cup bread crumbs
  • flour to coat Tofu sticks
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • optional: thick pretzels "stix"

Sauce #1

  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 dill pickle spear, chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder

Sauce #2

  • 1/2 Cup ketchup
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Preparation

Step 1:

Wrap Tofu with paper towels and press to remove all excess water from Tofu, making sure Tofu does not break. Cut Tofu into 1/2 inch widths (approx. 2 inch lengths) sticks.

Step 2:

Whisk egg in medium bowl. Set aside.

Step 3:

Place Tofu on a plate, coat lightly with flour (cover all sides of Tofu with flour). Dip into whisked egg, transfer Tofu sticks into the bread crumbs.(coat all sides)

Step 4:

Heat oil (about 1 inch) in a large frying pan. Add Tofu and cook until color becomes golden brown. Remove Tofu and transfer to another place using layered paper towels.

Step 4:

Heat oil (about 1 inch) in a large frying pan. Add Tofu and cook until color becomes golden brown. Remove Tofu and transfer to another place using layered paper towels.

Step 5:

Sauces: Add ingredients of Sauce #1 to one small bowl and add Sauce #2 ingredients in a separate small bowl and mix each well.

Optional:

Use thick pretzels as "popsicle" sticks inserted into each Tofu Double Dipper. Serve Tofu sticks immediately with the sauces.