Sunday, November 21, 2010

Oh Yes I did! Home-Made Mondragon's Southern Fried Tofu Sandwich

Every year we go to Winnipeg Folk Fest and every year we cannot help but feast on Southern Fried Tofu Sandwiches from the Mondragon stand.  These are so addictive.  I tried making a version myself with breadcrumbs... it was good but not quite right.  So when I was checking out the latest options at the Mondragon Cafe Grocer and I came upon not only a free recipe for how to do it but ALSO a premixed topping I cannot express my excitement.  I tried these out this weekend... and boy was I surprised when I realized the Southern Fried... is not actually fried... it's baked!  These turned out well.  I've included a copy of the recipe for the topping in case you want to try your hand at these but don't have a Mondragon Cafe near at hand.  PS Thank you to Mondragon & Dana Gresswall who are so willing to share recipes with all.

Take the extra firm tofu and slice into thin squares.  From the package I use (see photo) I get 8 little tofu cutlets.
Ingredients for the Southern Fried Batter - if you don't buy it (Like I did!)

Dredge each Tofu cutlet first through the liquid

Next bread each cutlet

Place cutlets on an oiled baking pan and bake at 350 F.  Bake 10 minutes one side & then gently flip.  Bake another 10 minutes (until firm).  

Serve on a bun with a slice of tomato, some lettuce and nayo-mustard sauce (take some nayo or veganaise, add some mustard, add some hot sauce - voila - this is also a good dipping sauce for just the Southern Fried pieces).
Southern Fried. mmmmm
Nayo-Mustard Sauce


  1. That looks sooo delicous!

    Partly becaue it looks delicious, and partly because I know exactly what that tastes like, and it's delicous!

  2. What's in the liquid mix?

    Have you ever tried pan frying the cutlets?


    1. yes - these do well fried - also, you can refry them later and they are great.

  3. What are the ingredients for the liquid mix?


    1. I really should have kept up to date with my blog! Sorry for the late reply.

      Liquid to Drench the Tofu:
      1/2 cup soy milk (or other alternative milk
      2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or wine vinegar)
      2 tablespoons flour

      -Mix that all up and drench each tofu piece in the liquid and then into the southern fried mix.

  5. The term is dredging but I knew what you meant. Thanks for posting this. Looks awesome!