Monday, February 28, 2011

Meatless (Vegan) Mondays: Vegan BLT Recipe

Day 59.

So, that tofu bacon was such a hit, I just HAD to try it in the ultimate bacon test...BLTs, of course. Fingers crossed that this one is close to the real thing. I did a little dance around my kitchen about this bacon. Bacon is the only meat I ever really had any affinity for, so I'm so glad I've found something reminiscent of it.

Tofu Bacon (recipe follows)
Sliced bread (I used homemade white bread a la Betty Crocker cookbook)
Green leaf lettuce
Tomatoes, sliced (or substitute salsa for a change)
Vegan mayonnaise (optional)

Toast your bread, add mayo to one side, if desired and top with bacon, lettuce and tomatoes or salsa.

Tofu Bacon
1 (7.5 ounce) package smoked firm tofu, frozen and thawed
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 dash liquid smoke flavoring (optional)
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Slice the thawed tofu into very thin slices (like bacon).

In a medium bowl, stir together the yeast, water, maple syrup, liquid smoke, soy sauce, onion powder and garlic powder.

Place the tofu strips into the bowl to marinate for at least 10 minutes.

Heat butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Quickly fry tofu strips until crisp, turning once, about 5 minutes.

Drain on paper towels, and serve immediately.

The Results
Wow. Fantastic. I almost made this with wilted kale and onions to be extra fancy, but I'm glad I tried the pseudo-traditional route first. These sandwiches were delicious. The bacon doesn't have that crunch that meaty bacon does, but the flavor is awesome.

What's your favorite bacon recipe?

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! I'm super impressed with your tofu bacon! Wonder if I could sneak it past my husband as authentic!