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Scrumptious Tofu Parmesan Sandwich

Technically, this is not a new recipe. Maybe more like a partially new one, but there’s nothing wrong with adapting things you already know you love. I recently posted my Crispy and Cheesy Tofu Parmesan, and afterwards I could not stop obsessing about how good it would be on a baguette served as a sandwich with a little extra marinara on some fresh basil added. So, I did it. I made the tofu Parmesan again, but this time I made it into a sandwich and blammo! Sooo amazingly satisfying and delicious. Try this one out on a vegetarian friend, or even a staunch meatatarian, and either way you’ll knock their socks off!

Ingredients:

Tofu Parmesan:

1 block of extra firm tofu

½ c. Italian breadcrumbs

1 large egg, beaten

2 tsp. garlic powder

¼ c. grated Parmesan

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 c. marinara sauce

½ c. shredded mozzarella

Salt and pepper to taste

Sandwiches:

2 demi baguettes

¼ c. marinara sauce

Handful of fresh basil leaves

¼ c. mozzarella

¼ c. Parmesan cheese

About 30 minutes before cooking, drain the tofu, wrap it in a kitchen towel and press it. You can do this by placing a plate on top of the tofu, and then a heavy item, like a stock pot, on top of the plate for about 10 minutes. This will help remove excess water from the tofu. 

Preheat the oven to 400. 

Create a breading station by combining the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, grated Parmesan, salt, and pepper on a plate. On a separate plate, beat a large egg. 

Cut the tofu in half lengthwise, and then divide into 8 sections. They should look like small versions of playing card-sized sections that are about ½ inch thick. Pat the tofu dry again and season liberally with salt and pepper on both sides. 

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Dredge each piece of tofu in egg and then cover with the breadcrumb mixture on all sides before adding it to the skillet. Repeat with the remaining tofu. Cook the tofu for about 2 minutes, or until brown, then flip and repeat on the other side. 

Set the cooked tofu on a lined baking sheet. Cover with marinara (the amount should be of your preference) and mozzarella cheese. Place in the oven and bake for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and a little browned. 

Place the tofu on a warm baguette. Top with extra marinara, fresh basil, and extra mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

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