BROWSE THE COLGIN COOKBOOK

BETTER THAN BACON

Makes about 40 thin slices.

Ingredients:
½ cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
1 tablespoon maple syrup
½ tablespoon COLGIN NATURAL HICKORY LIQUID SMOKE
½ lb. extra-firm tofu

Instructions:
Mix the soy sauce, yeast flakes, maple syrup and liquid smoke together in a shallow container. With a cheese slicer, shave the tofu into very thin slices. Marinate the tofu in the soy sauce mixture for 1 day or more.
To cook, heat a lightly oiled, heavy frying pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, fry the tofu slices until they are golden-brown and almost crispy on both sides, scraping underneath the slices as you turn them with a sturdy spatula. Turn several times during cooking and let cool in the pan; the slices will crisp up as they cool. This makes excellent BLT sandwiches and can be crumbled or diced and added to other dishes for a bacon-like flavor.