Dipping tofu in buttermilk makes the coating stick for a crispy pan-fried tofu, reminiscent of fried chicken. Spicing up the collards with paprika coats them with smoky flavor while keeping this dish vegetarian. And this quick, easy and healthy dinner comes together in just 25 minutes, so it's great for busy weeknights.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 2019


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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add collards and water; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and wilted, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar, paprika and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover to keep warm.

  • Meanwhile, cut tofu crosswise into 8 equal pieces. Blot with paper towels to remove excess water. Whisk buttermilk, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne in a 7-by-11-inch baking dish. Add the tofu and turn to coat. Let stand, turning once, for 5 minutes.

  • Place panko on a plate. Dredge the tofu in the panko, coating both sides.

  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tofu and cook until brown and crispy on one side, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the tofu over and drizzle in the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Cook until browned on the other side, about 4 minutes more.

  • Sprinkle the tofu with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and serve with the collards and hot honey, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; protein 16.5g 33% DV; carbohydrates 20g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 7g 28% DV; sugars 2.4g; fat 26.9g 41% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 0.8mg; vitamin a iu 5858IU 117% DV; vitamin c 40.3mg 67% DV; folate 156.5mcg 39% DV; calcium 569mg 57% DV; iron 3.2mg 18% DV; magnesium 68.8mg 25% DV; potassium 414mg 12% DV; sodium 517.8mg 21% DV.

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Well balanced and tasty. I’ll do it again. Read More
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Well balanced and tasty. I ll do it again. Read More
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I made the tofu portion of this recipe. It was very tasty. I used peanut oil instead of grapeseed oil. It added a really great flavor to the tofu. Read More