Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vegan Smoked 'Bacon' Style Tofu Bits. Vegan Mofo Day 26... xx

I wouldn't serve these to an omnivore. I did and he said 'That tofu tastes... Chewy.' I, on the other hand, really enjoyed this little number. I had it for breakfast alongside some homemade baked beans and then I had it in a salad and then I had it in a wrap... Well, you get the drift.

Time: 10 minutes.
Makes: As many as you like.

• Super Firm Tofu cut into thin strips- as many as you need.
• 2 Tablespoons Smoked Paprika.
• A few shakes of Pepper.
• A few drops of Liquid Smoke if you can get it (very optional- doesn't really change the taste that much and is hard to come by in Australia. I found it in the Asian grocers on Gouger St next to the Lions at the China Town entrance in Adelaide.)
• About a tablespoon of oil for frying. You really don't want too much. This is more of a 'dry fry' kinda thing.

Cut the tofu into thin strips- about half a cm thick- I think that is quarter of an inch?
Place them in a bowl and rub with the paprika and pepper.
Add the oil to a fry pan over medium to high heat.
Add the strips and on each one place a drop of liquid smoke if you have it.
Fry each side until it starts to look as if it's bubbling a blackening just slightly.
Serve as you like. Xx


  1. Yum! I want these for breakfast on Sunday morning with baked beans, fried mushrooms and thick toast.
    You never fail to please Sally! :o)

  2. Ohh.. this sounds yummy!!! You're making me hungry! ;) Don't you love liquid smoke!? I just found it recently and love what it does to food!

  3. Liquid smoke is amazing! I could skip the meal and just sit there and smell the bottle. It has a real hickory smell to it.
    Ohh... Sunday breakfast. Yum! Have you tried my bean recipe? With the smoked paprika and carrots and potatoes? It's really delicious. May be smoked paprika overload though :) xx