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Poppy Seed Tofu

Poppy Seed Tofu is crispy and nutty in flavor. It can be served with tartar sauce, soy sauce, or any dipping sauce you prefer. It makes a substantial vegetarian main course, and is excellent on top of a crisp salad. Best of all, each slice of Poppy Seed Tofu is only around 35 calories.Poppy Seed Tofu

Serves 4-5.


  • 1 carton medium, firm or extra firm tofu (12-16 oz)*
  • 1/4 c corn starch
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 c fine cornmeal
  • 1/4 c poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3-4 Tbsp olive oil (divided use)


  1. Drain the tofu and dry with clean toweling.
  2. Prepare three shallow pans: The first should contain the corn starch. In the second pan, lightly beat the egg and milk together. In the third pan, mix the cornmeal, poppy seed, salt and pepper.
  3. Cut the tofu in half crosswise. Cut each half in 8-9 slices. Dredge each slice in the cornstarch, then in the egg wash, and last in the cornmeal mixture.
  4. In a large skillet over medium low heat, warm half of the oil. Place half of the tofu slices in the hot oil. Brown each side for 2-3 minutes. Remove to a platter and fry the other half of the tofu slices in the remaining oil. Serve hot or cold.

Do not use silken tofu in this recipe.

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