Vegan Fish and Chips (yes, really!)


‘Fish’ ingredients:

  • 400g of tofu
  • Fine sea salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Some pepper
  • Sushi nori sheets

Batter ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of beer
  • 15 tbsp of any flour (or enough to make a pancake like batter)
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp of fine sea
  • Dash of pepper
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

Other ingredients:

  • Fine breadcrumbs
  • Cooking oil
  • 1 lemon


  1. Squeeze out water from a block of tofu. This is quite important as it helps to absorb flavours better.
  2. Preheat the oven and bake your chips as per chips pack instructions or make your own
  3. Add 1 bottle of beer into a large bowl, add all other batter ingredients and whisk until you get a pancake like batter.
  4. Cut the tofu into 1 cm thick ‘fish pieces’. Sprinkle lemon juice on the tofu pieces and add garlic powder, some pepper and sea salt – season generously.
  5. Wrap into a sushi nori sheet (if the sheet is too long and goes over the sides, just cut them off). The tofu will be a bit moist so the sushi nori sheet should stick to it well.
  6. Add a generous amount of fine breadcrumbs to a plate.
  7. Dunk the tofu ‘fish’ pieces into the batter and then move to the plate with breadcrumbs and cover well on all sides.
  8. Fry in hot cooking oil until golden brown.
  9. When the ‘fish’ pieces are done transfer them to a plate that’s covered with kitchen towel to absorb some of the excess oil.
  10. Sprinkle some lemon juice on the ‘fish’ pieces for extra flavour and serve with chips.


Recipe Adapted from Exceedingly Vegan