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Meatless Monday with Vegan Beer-Battered Tofu Sticks with Ranch Dressing

Welcome to the Miratel blog for another edition of our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share series. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

Going vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up eating some of your favourite battered foods and today’s recipe for vegan Beer-Battered Tofu Sticks with Ranch Dressing proves that point. The tofu sticks are amazing on their own but the ranch dressing really puts them over the top. This recipe comes courtesy of Vegan Food Addict, “a vegan food blog with flavorful recipes, reviews and tips to satisfy your palate” and it totally delivers on that promise. If you haven’t already, check it out.

Tofu Sticks:

  • 1 (14-ounce) package extra firm tofu

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    Image courtesy of Vegan Food Addict – click image to go to website

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup beer (preferably ale)
  • 1½ cups panko
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ rounded teaspoon black pepper
  • canola oil for the pan

Ranch Dressing:

  • 1 cup imitation mayonnaise (I use Vegenaise)
  • 1/3 cup imitation sour cream
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

Directions:

  1. Drain tofu and wrap in a towel. Press excess water out of tofu by placing a couple of plates on top of it and allowing to sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the ranch dressing by combining all ingredients in a bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  3. Cut tofu into ¾” wide sticks. Pat dry. In a small mixing bowl, mix together flour and beer until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix together panko, salt, paprika and pepper.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Dip each tofu stick into the wet mixture, then the dry mixture, turning to coat all sides. Carefully place into preheated pan and fry until golden brown on all sides. Add additional oil if needed. Using a slotted spatula, remove the tofu sticks and place on a couple of paper towels to remove excess oil. Repeat until all tofu sticks have been prepared. Serve with ranch dressing.

If you have a sensitivity to gluten, feel free to substitute the flour, bread crumbs and beer with gluten-free options that will be more palatable for you. Also, if ranch dressing isn’t your thing, I found that they were excellent with a marinara sauce – they were almost like a mozzarella stick when eaten with the marinara sauce. So so good. Thanks again Vegan Food Addict.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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2 Responses to Meatless Monday with Vegan Beer-Battered Tofu Sticks with Ranch Dressing

  1. Thanks for sharing my recipe! =)

  2. oh gosh – thank you. It is a great recipe and I hope our readers check out your amazing site for so many others. Thank you again.

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