I value simplicity, which is why I love the fact that I can create pound of “bacon” out of a block of tofu, some tamari, a little liquid smoke, and nutritional yeast!
Homemade Tofu Bacon Recipe
2 T nutritional yeast
2 T tamari
1 t liquid smoke
Drain and press the tofu, then cut it into the thinnest strips possible along the long side. It should look something like this:
Coat a griddle with canola (or whatever) oil. I can set specific temperatures on my griddle, so I heat it to 350 degrees. If you’re using a regular griddle or a frying pan, medium-high heat will work.
Add the tofu strips to the heated griddle or pan and cook it for 10 minutes, then flip it and cook it another 10 minutes. You might want to flip it again and cook a bit longer. When it’s done, it should look something like this:
Transfer the cooked tofu to a frying pan, and add the tamari mixture. Stir the tofu until it’s well coated, then turn the heat to medium and sprinkle the tofu with the nutritional yeast. Stir, and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the tofu is covered with sticky yeast:
Not only is this good tofu bacon, it’s good bacon. I swear, it’s a ringer for the real deal, but with much less saturated fat.
I know I could just buy “Fakin’ Bacon”, but I love a challenge in the kitchen, and I love knowing how to cook with the most basic ingredients :)