Asian-inspired plant-based recipes

Fried Tofu with Leeks and Shiitake Mushrooms

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Here’s a refreshing recipe to enjoy tofu in the springtime. Enjoyed with fresh parsley, fragrant leeks, and shiitake mushrooms, this is a fun meal to make at home.

A few notes:

  1. JUST egg was used in this recipe but any liquid vegan egg replacer will work.
  2. Extra-firm tofu is the best type of tofu for this recipe as it retains the least amount of water which will help it fry until crispy. Firm tofu would be a good alternative if extra firm tofu is not available.
  3. The texture of shiitake mushrooms is a great contrast to the fried tofu and leeks. If shitake mushrooms are not available, oyster mushrooms or portobello mushrooms are a good alternative.

Fried Tofu with Leeks and Shiitake Mushrooms

April 11, 2022
: 20 min
: 15 min
: 35 min


  • 1 14oz extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • 1/4 cup JUST egg
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 lemon
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 parsley sprigs, roughly chopped
  • Step 1 Drain and press tofu for at least 15 minutes or until mostly dry. Slice in half vertically and then horizontally into 8 pieces.
  • Step 2 Prep the leek, mushrooms, and parsley.
  • Step 3 Dip the tofu pieces in cornstarch and immediately in the JUST egg. Repeat until all 8 pieces have been coated. Heat a nonstick pan with 1 tbsp of oil. Add the tofu to the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes on each of the 2 sides. Set aside.
  • Step 4 In the same pan, add the remaining oil and leeks. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper, and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Set aside.
  • Step 5 In the same pan, add additional oil as needed and the mushrooms. Season with a pinch of salt, black pepper, and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Cook for a few more minutes or until the mushrooms have reduced to half their size.
  • Step 6 Top off the tofu with the leeks and mushrooms. Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon slices. Enjoy!

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