Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vegan Bacon

I love this recipe! I could eat it every day for breakfast! We also found out it was good on our Fennel Spiced Flatbread recipe as well! It's a good, versatile sub for bacon. Careful, though! In order to get it really crispy, you have to slice the tofu very thinly and fry the heck out of it!

Tofu Bacon
1 package extra-firm tofu
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp tamari
2 tbsp Bragg's (optional; if no Bragg's, use 2 tbsp tamari)
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp liquid smoke

Slice the tofu into 16 strips just under 1/4 inch thick. Place the oil in a frying pan, and lay the tofu strips in the pan. Cook the tofu for 10 minutes on one side over low-medium heat. Flip strips, and cook for another 10 minutes.

Mix the Braggs, tamari, and liquid smoke in a separate bowl. Remove the tofu pan from the heat (after the total of 20 minutes it just cooked) and pour the sauce mixture over it. Shake the pan around to make sure the tofu is thoroughly coated on both sides; put pan back on burner. Immediately sprinkle the tofu with the nutritional yeast. Let it cook a minute or so until almost all the sauce cooks off; flip the strips and cook another minute.

Makes 16 strips of bacon. One serving is 2 strips.

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