How to make it

  • Drain the block of tofu wrapped in a few paper towels (15 min or so)
  • Slice the tofu into 8 slices (I cut across the short dimension so the slices are thicker and shorter)
  • Whisk the soy suace, mushroom sauce, yeast, smoke flavoring and black pepper together - add a little water if it's too thick to pour.
  • Put the tofu slices into a large ziplock bag or flat baking dish and pour the marinade over the top - distribute the marinade onto all sides of the tofu (I flip the ziplock over a few times and mush the marinade around.
  • Let the tofu marinate for at least 15 min (you can freeze it at this point and pull out pieces as you need them anytime - it also makes the texture meatier and chewier)
  • Heat a large frying pan or skillet over medium heat and spray lightly with cooking oil.
  • Fry the tofu slices until lightly browned - flip and brown the other side (about 3 min per side - turn up the heat and use more oil if you want it to be crispier)
  • Meanwhile, toast the bread - use 1 slice per person for an open-faced sandwich (my fav); use 2 slices per person for a two-fister.
  • When the bread is toasted, spread some vegan mayo on each slice, add 2 or more slices of tofu, tomato and lettuce. Serve with a nice pickle and some chips.
  • Option: I like to sprinkle some basil, oregano and garlic powder on the tomatoes, spray them lightly with cooking oil and fry them gently while frying the tofu. Makes even a marginal tomato taste pretty darn good.

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  • hellokt 8 years ago
    Sounds great! The pre-made facon is just NASTY. I bet this is a lot better.
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  • ttaaccoo 8 years ago
    very very nice combo of flavors of your tlt and tastes and textures!! Oh, I just read your optional tx for the compromised tomatoes of our time! Nice too.
    I am going to email this to my friend who is a vegetarian because her daughter decided.(and "mom" misses bacon). thank you this is brilliantly created. am saving it for self too.
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