When you’ve got a hectic day ahead this Fried Tofu French Toast Sandwich can get you started on the right foot. Or the left foot. Whichever gets you started out right!
My daughter, Adee, had a hectic day in front of her today so I decided to make her something a little extra special. She loves my fried tofu sandwiches, but this time I made it on french toast. Heavens to Betsy, it was a winner!
So I decided to take a quick little detour from my planned cleanse diet post and share with you this tasty sandwich.
Two slices of vegan french toast with fried tofu, spinach and cheese sauce. Like I say, what a way to start out the day!
Fried Tofu French Toast Sandwich
(This makes just enough for 1 sandwich. If you’d like more then feel free to double…or triple the recipe)
- 2 slices of vegan french toast (see recipe below)
- 4 slices fried tofu (see recipe below)
- Melted vegan cheddar or Vegan Cheese Sauce
- Baby spinach
Place 2 slices of fried tofu on top of one piece of the french toast. Top with either vegan cheese or cheese sauce. I think I would have preferred the vegan cheddar cheese, but we were temporarily out of it so I used cheese sauce instead (which we happened to have in the fridge). Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheddar is one of our favorites and we can buy it at our local grocery store. Add a layer of spinach leaves, followed by another layer of fried tofu slices, cheese, baby spinach and your second piece of vegan french toast. If you need for the cheese to melt, place it in the microwave or toaster oven for a few seconds to warm it up. Enjoy!
Vegan French Toast
- 1/2 cup soymilk (I use 8th Continent’s Vanilla Soymilk)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 2 slices of vegan bread
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Combine the soymilk, maple syrup and corn starch in a plate and stir until well combined. Lay one piece of the bread in the milky mixture and let it set for a few seconds to absorb some of the liquid. Turn the slice over to make sure both sides are saturated. In the meantime warm the coconut oil in a medium-size skillet over medium heat. Place the slice of bread in the skillet. While that’s cooking place the second piece of bread in the remaining soymilk mixture, turning to allow both sides to become saturated. Once it’s ready, go ahead and add it to the skillet as well.
Once once side is browned, flip the french toast slices over to cook both sides evenly. Once you’ve got the toast browned, place them in a toaster oven and toast on low to firm up the toast. No one likes flimsy french toast!
- 4 – 6 slices of tofu (thinly sliced)
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon sage
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Salt (otherwise known as Kala Namak)*
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Lay the slices of tofu on a plate and sprinkle half of the seasonings on top. Let that sit for a minute while you melt the coconut oil in a small skillet (or just use the same skillet you used for the French Toast above) over medium heat. Once the oil is melted and spread around the pan, place the tofu (seasoning side down) in the skillet. While the bottom side is cooking, sprinkle the top side with remaining seasonings. I also add a little sprinkle from my sea salt grinder and another sprinkle from the pepper grinder. Let the tofu cook over medium heat for a few minutes allowing it to become well-browned. Once that occurs, flip the tofu and let the other side cook.
*I bought this black salt at our local health food store. It has a strong odor to it so you might want to clear out the kitchen before you get started, but lends a great flavor when you’re going for an “eggy” taste to your tofu.
Any part of this recipe is good on its own. All together is even better!