Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches Recipe: A Delicious Vegetarian Take on a Classic

Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches

Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches Recipe: A Delicious Vegetarian Take on a Classic
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 3 hours | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 8 | Vegetarian diet


Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches
Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches

Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches are a delicious and vegan-friendly alternative to the classic fast food fish sandwich. This recipe features marinated tofu slabs coated in a crispy crust, topped with vegan cheese and a tangy mayo-relish sauce, all sandwiched between soft hamburger buns. It's a satisfying and flavorful meal that is sure to please vegans and non-vegans alike.


The Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches recipe was created as a vegan twist on the popular fast food fish sandwich. By using tofu as a substitute for fish, this recipe provides a plant-based alternative that is both tasty and nutritious. The crispy coating and creamy sauce make this sandwich a satisfying and flavorful option for those looking to enjoy a vegan version of a classic favorite.


How to prepare

  1. In a shallow baking dish, whisk together the water, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt, kelp powder (this ingredient is important to impart that seafood-y flavour/aroma), and dill.
  2. Carefully arrange the slabs of tofu in a single layer in this dish.
  3. Let the tofu marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hours, or overnight. Turn occasionally.
  4. Preheat the oven to 450°F (232°C).
  5. Grease a small baking pan (such as a pizza pan) with 2 tbsp of oil.
  6. Place the pulverized cornflakes or crackers in one small shallow dish, and the flour in another.
  7. Drain the tofu slabs, reserving the marinade in another shallow dish.
  8. Carefully coat each tofu slab, one at a time, first in the flour, then dip in the reserved marinade (quickly), and finally in the pulverized cornflakes or crackers.
  9. Place the coated tofu slabs on the oiled baking sheet and repeat with the remaining slabs.
  10. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the tofu slabs for 5-10 minutes on each side, gently turning them once in a while, until they are golden.
  11. While the "fish" filets are baking, mix together the vegan mayonnaise and relish in a small dish.
  12. Unwrap the "cheese" slices and cut them in half.
  13. If you have a vegetable or rice steamer, place the buns inside and steam them for the last 3-5 minutes of the fillet cooking time.
  14. Arrange the buns on plates, lay down half a slice of cheese on the bottom of each bun, top with a "fish" filet, and 1 tbsp of the mayo/relish mixture.
  15. Cap each sandwich and serve them hot.


  • Try using different marinades or seasonings for the tofu slabs.
  • Experiment with different types of vegan cheese or sauces for added flavor.
  • Add lettuce, tomato, or pickles to the sandwiches for extra crunch and freshness.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to marinate the tofu for at least 3 hours to allow the flavors to fully develop.

- Use medium-firm or silken tofu for the best texture in this recipe.

- Be gentle when coating the tofu slabs to prevent them from falling apart.

- Bake the tofu slabs on both sides until they are golden and crispy.

- Steam the buns for a few minutes to make them soft and warm before assembling the sandwiches.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches with a side of crispy fries or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Marinate the tofu slabs for maximum flavor.

- Coat the tofu slabs in a crispy crust for a satisfying texture.

- Bake the tofu slabs until they are golden and crispy.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs for a gluten-free version of this recipe.

- Substitute the vegan cheese with avocado slices for a dairy-free option.

- Use any type of vegan mayonnaise or relish that you prefer.

Make Ahead Tips

You can marinate the tofu slabs in advance and store them in the fridge until ready to bake. The coated tofu slabs can also be prepared ahead of time and baked when needed.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches on a platter with a garnish of fresh herbs or lemon wedges for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches with a cold glass of lemonade or a refreshing iced tea for a perfect summer meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven or toaster oven until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches contains approximately 350 calories.


Each serving of Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches contains approximately 40 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches contains approximately 12 grams of fats.


Each serving of Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches contains approximately 15 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

This recipe is a good source of calcium, iron, and vitamin B12.


This recipe contains soy and wheat allergens.


Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches are a nutritious and delicious vegan alternative to traditional fast food fish sandwiches. They are high in protein and provide essential vitamins and minerals, making them a healthy choice for a satisfying meal.


Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches are a delicious and satisfying vegan alternative to traditional fast food fish sandwiches. With a crispy coating, creamy sauce, and soft buns, these sandwiches are sure to be a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike. Enjoy this flavorful and nutritious meal for a tasty lunch or dinner option.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the sense of wonder I felt when I first saw this recipe for Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl visiting my aunt in the bustling city. My aunt was a vegetarian and she always had the most delicious and creative recipes up her sleeve.

One day, as we were preparing lunch together in her cozy kitchen, she pulled out a small, weathered cookbook from the shelf. It was filled with handwritten notes and splattered with various sauces and spices. She flipped through the pages until she landed on a recipe for Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches. I had never heard of such a thing before.

As she read through the ingredients and instructions, I couldn’t help but be intrigued. The idea of turning tofu into a sandwich that resembled a popular fast food item was both brilliant and exciting. My aunt explained that she had learned the recipe from a friend who had traveled to Asia and brought back the inspiration.

With her guidance, we set out to make the Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches. We marinated the tofu in a savory blend of soy sauce, garlic, and ginger, then coated it in a crispy breadcrumb mixture. The tofu sizzled in the pan, filling the kitchen with a mouthwatering aroma.

While the tofu cooked, we prepared the rest of the sandwich ingredients. We sliced open soft hamburger buns and slathered them with a creamy tartar sauce. We piled on fresh lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and crunchy pickles. My mouth watered as I watched the sandwich come together.

Finally, the tofu was golden brown and crispy. We carefully placed it on the bun and topped it with the remaining ingredients. I took a bite and was instantly transported to a world of flavor and texture. The tofu was tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, and the tartar sauce added a perfect tangy contrast.

From that moment on, Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches became a staple in my cooking repertoire. I made them for family gatherings, potlucks, and even just as a quick and satisfying weeknight meal. Each time I prepared them, I thought back to that day in my aunt’s kitchen and the sense of wonder I felt when I first discovered this recipe.

Over the years, I have made small tweaks and additions to the original recipe, adding my own personal touch. I have shared it with friends and neighbors, passing on the magic of Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwiches to a new generation.

As I sit here now, reflecting on that moment in my aunt’s kitchen so many years ago, I am grateful for the gift of that recipe. It has brought joy and deliciousness to my life, and I know it will continue to do so for many years to come. The memory of that first bite of Filet ‘o’ Tofu Sandwich will always hold a special place in my heart, reminding me of the power of a good recipe and the joy of cooking with loved ones.


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