Faken (Veggie Bacon)

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This marinated smoked tofu fries up into crisp veggie bacon! Freezing the tofu and thawing helps to improve the texture, and makes it easier to slice.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

174 Calories
8g Fat
12g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 85mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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