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Friday, March 24, 2006

Tofu Bacon

I make tofu bacon essentially following this recipe. I find that you need to cook it in several batches (I slice the tofu very thin) but it doesn't need a lot of oil. Just patience. I end up using more of the soy sauce/liquid smoke combination than this recipe calls for.

Last night however, I knew I would be in a time crunch so no time for patient stove-top cooking. So I sliced the tofu thin and put it on a baking sheet sprayed with canola oil. I then brushed the soy sauce/liquid smoke on the tofu strips (both sides) and sprinkled it with nutritional yeast. I gave it another spray of oil and then cooked it in the oven. I didn't cook it long enough for it to get crispy the way it does when you fry it but you really couldn't tell once it was on the sandwich. But for a more authentic crispy "bacon" the stove-top method works well.























This is a shot of the fried version before being tossed with the soy sauce and nutritional yeast.

5 comments:

Shawn Powers said...

Thanks! That's quite an answer to my previous comment!!!

I'll try it for sure. :)

Julie said...

The tofu bacon looks yummy! Thanks for posting the link.

KaiVegan said...

Nancy,
Where do you get liquid smoke? I asked someone from WFM and he just gave me a weird look, they don't carry it.

KaiVegan said...

I was reading Shawn's comment in the previous post and I agree with him about the tempeh. The kids won't even touch it. (Well, actually, the 2 yr old did, just to play with it!)

Nancy said...

I think I got the liquid smoke at a local grocery store - not a big chain store. It's usually with the steak sauce and stuff like that - so not an area you're probably used to shopping! Here is a link that shows what the bottle looks like. I get the hickory seasoning one.
http://www.bgfoods.com/brand_wrights.asp