As I mentioned last Wednesday, I've always found vegetarian sandwiches to be a bit of a struggle. They can be full of flavor, but sometimes it just feels like something is missing. Or the veggies look great, but the sandwich is really lacking a sauce to tie all of the flavors together. I had this sub pinned on my Pinterest Board (to check out my boards, click the Follow Me tab above) because I thought it would be a great way to get quite a bit of protein in a sandwich.
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Inspired by the New York Times.
-General Tso's sauce
-Vegetable oil, for frying
-1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
-1/4 teaspoon paprika
-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/4 teaspoon onion powder
-Salt, to taste
-8 ounces firm tofu, drained and cut into 4 slices
-3 large egg whites
-3 tablespoons cornstarch
-1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
Yum Yum Sauce
-1 Cup Mayonnaise
-1/4 Cup Water
-1 tsp Tomato Paste
-1 tbsp Melted Butter
-1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
-1 tsp Sugar
-1/4 teaspoon Paprika
-1 dash Cayenne Pepper
-Two subway (submarine) sandwich rolls
-Diced dill pickles
In a bowl mix together all ingredients for the Yum Yum sauce until combined.
|Dip the tofu slices into cornstarch, then egg, then breadcrumbs mixed with the seasoning (sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, paprika).|
|Pan fry the tofu until golden brown on each side.|
Drain on a paper towel covered plate.
Brush both sides of the tofu with General Tso's sauce.
Spread Yum Yum sauce onto the top bun, add the pickles and close.
This was a good sandwich, the big piece of tofu added a good amount of protein, making this good for lunch or dinner because it was pretty filling. I like to use store bought General Tso's because it really cuts down on the fresh ingredients that you need to purchase -- you can find General Tso's in the Asian food section of most large grocery stores. I used the Yum Yum instead of regular mayo because it has much more flavor and the ingredients are probably something you already have on hand.