Pork chops are a great American classic, whether they're served grilled with peaches or seared on a cast iron pan and dolloped with apple sauce. But unless you've had them in a sandwich, perfectly breaded and crisp, you're missing out. A pork katsu sandwich has long been a popular treat in Japan, and lately it's enjoyed a surge of popularity in America. If you make one, you'll see why.
There is just something about a classic deli sandwich.
If you think being vegan means that we have to miss out on great (fried) food or rely on ultra processed faux meat options, then you're sadly mistaken. This vegan take on Chick-fil-A's classic chicken sandwich will satisfy even the most die-hard meat eater. The secret is brining the tofu in pickle juice (like they do with their chicken) and a mix of spices.
Best part: you can enjoy it on a Sunday too.
Chick-fil-A Vegan Sandwich
Makes 4 sandwiches
1 lb. pressed extra firm tofu