I call these “Coddies” because that is what we called them growing up. They don't really have a fishy taste, so I don't know where the name came from! The bit of Old Bay adds a nice little kick to it. Plus, it's super spring-y since it pairs so nicely with a side of steamed asparagus and some squeezed lemon. It's easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Tofu ‘Coddies’ [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 pack Extra Firm Tofu
  • 2 medium potatoes (This yielded 1 c. mashed potatoes)
  • 2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1.5 Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/3 c. flax meal


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Take tofu and drain water. Pat dry. Crumble tofu into a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add in potatoes, Old Bay, Nutritional Yeast and lemon juice. Using your hands smash everything together until it makes a paste. You will still have some big pieces of tofu and thats ok.
  4. Using hands, form into patties and roll in the flax meal.
  5. Place patties onto baking sheet and bake 20-25 minutes or until crispy.
  6. Sere immediately.


One thing to note is the type of tofu. It makes a HUGE difference. Trust me on this. You will need Extra Firm Tofu.


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  1. Hi, thanks for the recipe, just one question/clarification: Are the potatoes supposed to be cooked prior to \’mashing\’, or do you just shred raw potato? When we used shredded (mashed-ish) raw potatoes, the clumps kinda fell apart. Thanks again!