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Baha Tofu Tacos with Cilantro Cole Slaw

What you need: 

Tofu rub:
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cumin Coleslaw and dressing:
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cumin
2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
3 cups multi-colored coleslaw blend
1 1/2 cups fresh cilantro Tofu and tacos:
1 (14 ounce) package firm tofu, pressed
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup plain vegan yogurt
2 cups Panko bread crumbs
4 cups vegetable oil
8 corn tortillas

What you do: 

1. For tofu rub, combine lime juice, salt, vegetable oil, and cumin; set aside. To make the cole slaw dressing, place lime juice, sugar, salt, vegetable oil, cumin, and chipotles in food processor. Pulse until smooth.
2. Pour mixture over slaw mix, stir in cilantro, mix well. Refrigerate until you are ready to eat. (If you make the slaw the night before, or a few hours before, it will be even tastier). Unwrap tofu, and cut into 8 equal slices.
3. Rub all sides of tofu lightly with the rub mixture. Set up 3 bowls, 1 with the flour, 1 with the yogurt, and 1 with the panko crumbs. Dip each piece of tofu in flour covering all sides, then yogurt, then panko crumbs.
4. Pat crumbs into tofu to get them to stick well. Set on plate until all the pieces are breaded. Pour the vegetable oil into a 10 quart sauce pan and heat to 365 degrees Fahrenheit over medium heat. Deep fry breaded tofu pieces in oil 3-4 at a time until golden brown.
5. Spray each corn tortillas with cooking spray, heat 1 or 2 at a time in a large cast iron skillet. You can also spray them and then place them on a cookie sheet and bake them for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve by placing 1 piece tofu on top of a warmed tortilla, top with cole slaw.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
30 minutes
Servings: 
8
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Yum! This was an excellent recipe. I followed the directions exactly and it came out perfectly. The only thing I added was guacamole--that really evened out the flavor for me, since just the slaw on the fried tofu was a bit too tart for me.

This recipe is awesome just for the magical breading tips! The flour + yogurt + panko was great, and I'll definitely be using that combo in other recipes.

Thanks for a great recipe!

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Thanks.  I see it in the instructions now.  I've been staring at this computer screen way too long today. 

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Ok, I must have missed something somewhere, but what do I do with the tofu rub?  Thanks. 

the tofu rub is basically a liquid:

1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt

i also add seaweed flakes/ kelp seasoning to this mixture

i lay everything out in 4 aluminum pie containers: rub, flour, yogurt, panko... way easy... just swish the tofu slices around in the "rub" so that they are wet and  enough for when you coat them with the flour

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Ok, I must have missed something somewhere, but what do I do with the tofu rub?  Thanks. 

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These were fantastic - though admittedly, I made some changes.  I didn't have cumin or lime, so I used a little chili powder & lemon instead.  I also added some dill, onion powder, garlic powder & white wine vinegar to the rub.  Aaaaand I barely drizzled them with a little oil & baked them at 475*F for 10 minutes on each side.  They got so crispy & crunchy & golden brown.  I'm sure they'd be even better fried, but baked, they're a sinless indulgence! Served in lettuce wraps with salsa, avocado & hot sauce.  SO YUMMY!

I didn't make the coleslaw, but I will definitely do so next time!

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This is my favorite recipe on vegweb to date. We make these at least once a week. The crunch is unbelievable and the coleslaw stuff rocks. Seems like it takes a while to make, but it's super easy. Thinking about making this? Do it.

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These rock.  I didn't change a thing - the coleslaw is so yummy I may have to make some more to eat plain. 

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these tacos are sexy as hell
5 stars to the creator of this recipe, you make the world a better place with your succulent variations

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I forgot to mention that I used Vegenaise instead of the yogurt - just in case anyone else hates soy yogurt as much as I do.....

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I was really surprised that these were so good! ;)b
I was hesitant to try this recipes due to the fact that it was supposed to be similar to a fish taco....never eaten fish - she smell repulses me....
But it was awesome!
And I followed the recipe exactly, other than I halved it - and two tacos each was plenty.
I made a tartar sauce as suggested by others and it went perfectly!
Thanks!

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