Beer Battered Tofish and Chips

Beer battered tofu with chips and mushy peas

Photo: Vegan Life

Everyday Cook

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Serves 4

  • 400g extra firm tofu, drained and lightly pressed 
  • 1 large sheet nori
  • 50g (1/2 cup) corn flour
  • 50g (1/2 cup) plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 150ml (1 1/8 cup) beer, lager or sparkling water 
  • 1 tsp sea salt 
  • 50g (1/2 cup) plain flour
  • Vegetable oil, for deep frying 
  • Cooked chips, to serve


  1. In a large bowl, mix together 50g plain flour, the cornflour, bicarbonate of soda, 1 teaspoon salt, turmeric and whisk in the beer or water to make a smooth, bubbly batter. 
  2. Cut the tofu into 4 equal steaks, and cut 4 pieces of nori to fit one side of each steak. 
  3. Spread the additional 50g plain flour on a plate and season well with salt. Dust the tofish steaks on all sides with the flour. 
  4. Fill a heavy based pan one third full with vegetable oil and place over a high heat. When a drop of batter sizzles in the oil it is hot enough.
  5. One by one, dip the floured tofish steaks into the batter so that they are fully coated. Let the excess run off and carefully place in the hot oil. You may need to cook them in batches. 
  6. When the tofish is golden brown and crisp, remove from the oil carefully and place on a plate lined with kitchen towel to drain off excess oil. Serve immediately with chips, mushy peas and lemon wedges to squeeze over. 
Recipe supplied by Vegan Life

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