Southern "Chicken Fried" Tofu

Cuisine: American

Region: The South

Recipe Type: Main Dish

Average User Rating: 2.13 / 5

Vegetarian / Vegan: Vegetarian

The old Southern favorite - made with tofu! Goes perfectly with smoked kale, mashed potatoes, and biscuits with sawmill gravy.


1 lb tofu, drained and pressed for at least 1 hour

1.5 cups flour
2 cups buttermilk

1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp vegetable stock powder
1 tsp granulated onion
1 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp marjoram
1/4 tsp sage
1/4 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp basil


Heat a deep-fryer or at least 3" oil in a stockpot to 350 degrees. Cut tofu into approximately 1/2" wide x 2" long pieces (cut it how you like it, just not too thin, or the breading will outweigh the tofu).

Place buttermilk and flour in separate mixing bowls. Dip tofu in buttermilk, then dredge in flour, then dip in buttermilk again, then dredge in the flour once more and drop into fryer. Fry about 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.

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Prep Time: 1 hour

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 4

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