Breaded Tofu Pieces

After overdosing on nut roasts over the festive period, I sought out an alternative centre piece for my meat-free Sunday lunch the other week.

Ingredients
1 pack of firm tofu
100ml soya milk
1 tsp thyme
1 crushed garlic clove
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
A few sprinkles of plain flour
A few tbsps of breadcrumbs

1) Drain the tofu and cut into pieces of approximately 4x3cm and 2cm thick

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2) Mix the soya milk, garlic, thyme, pepper and oil together. This will add some flavour to the tofu, as well as helping to bind the breadcrumbs (who needs egg, right?!)

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3) Dip the the tofu pieces in the mix before gently rolling in the flour and then the breadcrumbs, ensuring adequate coverage

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4) Grill for around 10 minutes on each side, or until firm and golden all over

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These versatile pieces would be delicious with sweet potato chips and mushy peas, or even in a salad. Of course, on this occasion they accompanied my vegan Sunday roast!

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