The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Crusted Tofu Open-Faced Subs

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

2
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

Open-faced subs with crusty tofu and fresh homemade tomato sauce, topped with spinach. Perfect for weekend brunch, this is a healthy filling meal.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE TOMATO SAUCE:
  • 3 whole Fresh Tomatoes Or Substitute One 14-ounce Can Crushed Tomatoes, Organic For The 3 Tomatoes
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Oregano
  • ½ teaspoons Dry Rosemary
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Basil Or 7 Fresh Basil Leaves, Torn
  • 1 cup Water, Add 1/2 Cup More If Desired
  • 2 teaspoons Salt, Or To Taste
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper, Or To Taste
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Ketchup
  • 3 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese, Shredded
  • FOR THE CRUSTY TOFU:
  • 1 whole Egg
  • ⅓ cups Breadcrumbs (homemade Or Store Bought)
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning, Or To Taste
  • 7 ounces, weight Extra Firm Tofu, Organic
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • FOR THE SANDWICH:
  • 1 whole French Bread
  • 10 pieces Fresh Spinach Leaves
  • 5 Tablespoons Parmesan Or Part Skim Mozzarella, Shredded (optional)

Preparation

For the sauce:
If using fresh tomatoes, you can remove their skins by boiling them in water for 10-15 minutes. Then remove them from the water and remove the skins.

Dump tomatoes, garlic, oregano, rosemary, parsley, basil and around 1-1.5 cups water in a pot over medium-high heat. Let the sauce simmer for 15-20 minutes or until it thickens. After the sauce thickens put it in a blender and pulse until you get a fine paste. Put it back on heat. Add salt, black pepper, chili flakes, ketchup and cheese and let it cook for few more minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. Remove from heat and set it aside, with the lid on.

For the tofu:
In a bowl, stir the egg. On a plate, add breadcrumbs and seasoning and mix to combine.

Cut the tofu into half inch thick slices. I then cut the slices in half, into triangles. Dip the tofu slices, first in egg and then in bread crumbs and twist and turn the tofu to coat on all sides.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot add the tofu slices. Let them get crispy for 7-10 minutes and then flip. Repeat.

For the sandwich assembly:
Turn on the broiler. Cut the loaf of bread in half horizontally and lay it out on a broiler pan. Keep the cut side of bread up and coat it with sauce. Put tofu slices on top and add more sauce. Add fresh spinach leaves. Here if you want more cheese, you can top it up with cheese like Parmesan or mozzarella or any cheese of your choice. Place it in the preheated broiler oven for 4-5 minutes until bread gets crispy. Serve immediately.

Hope you enjoy these healthy subs.

Let me know how they turned out? What do you use your tofu for? Would love to know more tofu recipes.

Source: Roughly adapted from Food Network Magazine

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Speedy Shrimp & Grits
Profile Photo by Ree | The Pioneer Woman in Main Courses
An easy (and scrumptious) take on the classic.
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Cinco de Mayo Carnitas
Profile Photo by Jessica Villarreal/ A Pinch of Paprika in Main Courses
Slow cooked pork shoulder with the perfect seasoning blend that is...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Pork Roast Stuffed with Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, and Spinach
Profile Photo by Kristy Murray in Main Courses
This Pork Roast Stuffed with Roasted Red Peppers, Feta and Spinach...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 10 Level: Intermediate


Paleo Low Carb Chicken Nuggets
Profile Photo by Taylor Kiser in Main Courses
Made in the air fryer and so crispy! A family-friendly paleo...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Creamy Bacon Mushroom Chicken Thighs
Profile Photo by Leigh Suznovich of Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen in Main Courses
These creamy bacon mushroom chicken thighs are such an incredible dinner....
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy