Tofu "bacon" BLT

Hey mama! I posted on my Instagram stories that I was making tofu and I got a lot of requests for recipes. I know tofu can be a tricky thing to make yourself, and to have it actually taste good sans slime.

The secret is to compress it between a towel and get some of that water out!

I love to eat tofu but one of my favorites is when I make tofu “bacon” so I figured I’d share that recipe with you because it’s such a crowd pleaser.

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What you’ll need:

Extra firm tofu

BBQ sauce

Extra virgin olive oil

Avocado

Tomato

Spinach

Bread (of your choice, I just used sprouted bread)

 

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Directions for the tofu:

Slice the tofu into thin slices as seen below.

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Lay tofu flat on dish towel and then cover with the remaining portion of the towel. Place a pan on top of the covered tofu so that the water can absorb into the towel. The idea is to compress it out! See Below.

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Let that tofu sit under the pan for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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After it’s been about an hour heat a frying pan with 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and toss in your tofu. I pour a little bit of BBQ sauce on each piece of tofu in the pan and spread it out so the whole piece of tofu is covered with BBQ sauce.

 

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Let each side of tofu fry for 5-7 minutes. Once you flip the tofu add more BBQ sauce to each piece in the pan. The tofu should look browned as seen in the photo below.

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I simply toast my sprouted bread, slice tomato, avocado, and add spinach leaves to make my sandwich!


ENJOY!!

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