Tofu Bacon

The Poorcraft Cookbook is a wonderful comic book about preparing food frugally, and one of my favourite recipes from it is tofu bacon. This recipe produces flavourful, spicy slices that are delicious alone or topping plain rice, but can be thrown into dishes that would typically call for bacon.

The Poorcraft Cookbook is a wonderful comic book about preparing food frugally, and one of my favourite recipes from it is tofu bacon. This recipe produces flavourful, spicy bacon-like slices that are delicious alone or topping plain rice, but can be thrown into dishes that would typically call for bacon.

Tofu Bacon

Recipe by Apollo LemmonCourse: Meat SubstituteCuisine: VeganDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

16

hours 

40

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

This recipe produces flavourful, spicy bacon-like slices that are delicious alone or topping plain rice, but can be thrown into dishes that would typically call for bacon.

Ingredients

  • 1 225g or 8oz extra firm tofu

  • 4 tbsp smoked paprika

  • 4 tbsp cayenne

  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast

  • ½ tbsp black pepper

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

Directions

  • Freeze tofu for 6 hours.
  • Defrost tofu for about 8 hours
  • Cut tofu into 5mm or ¼ inch slices
  • In a bowl, mix together the paprika, cayenne, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast, soy sauce and maple syrup.
  • Place tofu slices in a storage container and coat with the mixture from the bowl.
  • Allow the tofu to marinate for 30 minutes to 10 hours.
  • Fry tofu in a pan on high heat with enough oil to cover the bottom.

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