Tofu "Fish" Sticks

Tofu “Fish” Sticks

Tofu “Fish” Sticks

My son and daughter-in-law said my grandson likes Gardein fish sticks and tofu. So, I thought I'd try to combine those ideas into a more whole foods version of "fish" sticks. These are hubby approved, too!
Course: Meat Alternatives
Keyword: Fish Sticks, Tofu
Servings: 4
Author: Mrs. Plant


  • Convection Oven or Air Fryer


  • 1 block extra-firm tofu pressed and dried well
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 2 t apple cider or white vinegar
  • 1/2 c Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 sheet Nori ripped into smaller pieces
  • 1/4 t salt or more to taste
  • ketchup or sweet chili sauce for dipping (optional)


  • Preheat convection oven or air fryer to 375 degrees.
  • Cut the tofu into blocks the length of the width of the block of tofu. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, stir together plant-based milk with the vinegar, then set aside for 10 minutes until thickened.
  • In a cup blender or small food processor, whiz the Nori, bread crumbs, and salt into fine crumbs. Remove to a shallow bowl.
  • Dip each block of tofu into the milk/vinegar mixture, then drop onto the crumbs mixture. Use a spoon to toss crumbs over the block and a tongs to remove coated tofu block onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet or air fryer pan.
  • Bake or air fry for 30 minutes, or until crispy on the outside and firm on the inside.
  • Serve with ketchup, if desired.


  1. Reminds me of an article I read the other day. A person made tofu jerkey because their spouse missed jerkey. I haven’t tried anything like that, but they basically marinade and then dehydrate (low and slow).

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