Vegan Tofu Bacon
Prep Time
10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15minutes 1hour (or 30 minutes if you’re stuck for time)
Prep Time
10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15minutes 1hour (or 30 minutes if you’re stuck for time)
Ingredients
  • 400grams firm tofudrained
  • 200ml dark soy sauce
  • 4tsp smoked paprika
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Lay out 10-15 sheets of kitchen roll in a pile on a plate, place the block of tofu on the kitchen roll and place another 10-15 sheets on top.
  2. Place another plate on top and something to weigh it down (like a tin) on top of that.
  3. Leave the tofu to press for around an hour if you have the time but at least 15 minutes if not.
  4. Take the tofu out of the kitchen roll and place on a chopping board.
  5. Slice the tofu as thinly as possible. The thinner the slice, the crispier the bacon.
  6. Mix the the soy sauce and the smoked paprika together in a bowl.
  7. Add in the tofu slices and leave to marinate for at least 15 minutes up to a maximum of an hour.
  8. Heat the oil in a frying pan on a high heat until almost smoking.
  9. Add the tofu bacon and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until crispy. Be careful not to overcrowd the frying pan and cook in batches. Add a small bit more oil to each batch.
  10. Transfer the bacon to a sheet of kitchen roll to remove excess oil and serve immediately.