Tofu BaconTofu bacon has had me excited for awhile. I was scared to try it. I really did not understand what made it smokey, or so crunchy.? I turned to my friend, the internet. and found only a few references and recipes. It doesn’t seem to be as popular as you might think.

So I combined two or three good ideas and here’s what I came up with.

 

 

Tofu Bacon
A delectable, crunchy, non-animal smokey bacon product. Made with tofu, liquid smoke, and nutritional yeast, this treat can be served with breakfast, or crumbled and sprinkled on salads.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 16 oz block of firm tofu
  2. 2-3 tbsp Tamari sauce or Liquid Braggs Aminos
  3. liquid smoke ( to taste really)
  4. 1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
Instructions
  1. Mix the liquids together and set aside.
  2. Drain the tofu.
  3. Use a cheese slicer to make thin slices of tofu (I found an adjustable one…it works great).
  4. Lay the pieces out on a sheet pan covered in paper towel or cloth. This will soak out the excess liquid from the tofu.
  5. Turn the oven on to 275 degrees.
  6. Remove the cloth or paper towel from the tofu,
  7. Generously spray the sheet pan with pan spray.
  8. Using a pastry brush, coat the tofu on both sides. Handle carefully if sliced thin.
  9. Place in oven and cook for 20-25 minutes on one side, and another 10 minutes or so on the other. The option is to cook it in a pan on the stove, but the oven actually draws out a bit more of the moisture, mimicking the smoking and curing process that bacon actually goes through.
  10. Remove and cool.
Notes
  1. Eat with your favorite tofu scramble, or salad. It’s yummy!
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