Tofu Katsu Burger with Katsu Mayo

0:15 m

You won't believe how delicious this Tofu Katsu Burger is. This plant-based beauty is coated in panko breadcrumbs for that perfect crunch, topped with katsu curry mayo, and served with a tangy pickled cucumber salad. We’re talking smoked tofu, crunchy panko, and sesame seeds for the ultimate texture. The katsu mayo blends vegan mayo with white miso, soy sauce, curry powder, and turmeric for a flavour bomb.

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For the Tofu

<item-todo-done>250g smoked tofu<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp cornflour<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp plant-based milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50g panko breadcrumbs<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>20g white sesame seeds<item-todo-done>

For the Pickled Cucumber Salad

<item-todo-done>1 small cucumber<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp rice wine vinegar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp caster sugar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 lime<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 spring onions<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 baby gem lettuce<item-todo-done>

For the Katsu Mayo

<item-todo-done>100g vegan mayo<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp white miso paste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp soy sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp curry powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp turmeric powder<item-todo-done>

For the Burger

<item-todo-done>4 burger buns<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 tbsp Sriracha<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Oven or air fryer 200C fan | Baking tray lined with baking paper

Pickle the cucumbers

  • Slice the cucumber into thin rounds
  • Place in a bowl with the vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt, mixing all together to massage the slices
  • Leave to pickle while you prepare the rest

Crumb and bake the tofu

  • Cut the tofu into 4 1cm slices
  • Place the cornflour, milk, sesame seeds and breadcrumbs in separate dishes
  • Dip the tofu in the cornflour to coat, shaking to remove excess flour
  • Dip in the milk and then the breadcrumbs to coat
  • Place on the baking tray or air fryer and bake for 20 minutes, flipping half way until crispy and browned or air fry for 10 minutes

Make the mayo

  • Mix the mayo ingredients together in a bowl to combine

Make the salad

  • Finely slice the spring onion
  • Shred the baby gem lettuce
  • Mix in a bowl with the drained cucumbers

Assemble the burgers

  • Toast the burger buns and spread the cut side with mayo
  • Place the fried tofu on the base, drizzle with sriracha and top with the cucumber salad
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