Vegan beer-battered tofu sticks with ranch dressing

Hey. Do you have some extra firm tofu hanging ’round the fridge? Get it, press it, grab a bottle of beer and let’s go. Seriously!

Vegan beer battered tofu sticks with ranch dressing. Click to visit source.
Vegan beer battered tofu sticks with ranch dressing. Click to visit source.

Vegan Beer-Battered Tofu Sticks with Ranch Dressing


Ranch Dressing:
1 cup vegan mayonnaise (I use Vegenaise)
1/3 cup vegan sour cream
1/4 cup unsweetened nondairy milk (I use almond)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon dried or fresh chives
1 tablespoon dried parsley (or 2 tablespoons fresh, chopped)
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Tofu Sticks:
1 (14 ounce) package extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup beer (preferably ale)
1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
11/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 rounded teaspoon black pepper
canola oil, as needed for the pan


1. Prepare the ranch dressing by combining all ingredients in a bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined. Set aside.Cut tofu into 3/4” wide sticks. Pat dry.
2. In a small mixing bowl, mix together flour and beer until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix together panko, salt, paprika and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
3. 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.
4. 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.

I found this recipe on VegWeb created by user meg777. This is my favourite comment:

So I had to use white wine because I didn’t have any beer, and I was afraid it would ruin the recipe, but OMG! I used wildwood tofu and these sticks tast exactl;y like mozzarella sticks! Delicious!

I made mine with a pale ale. Gotta go now and make some more. Happy Saturday. ♥

Go Vegan. For Life!

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