When I started eating more of a vegetarian diet due to health reasons, one food I loved to experiment with is tofu. It truly does give a close “meat” texture when using in recipes and can take on many different flavors. For a simple appetizer, I created this recipe for vegetarian sesame bacon fried tofu to replace the traditional BBQ Pork appetizer when we are eating an Asian inspired dinner. The sesame gives you a nutty flavor and the “bacon” bits give you a bit of smoke. All together with some hot mustard, you have a great tasting treat.
This recipe is simple and fast and has a real depth of flavors. Serve it with a side of stir fry for an amazing Meatless Monday meal!
Vegetarian Sesame Bacon Fried Tofu
1 Block Extra Firm Tofu
1 C. Egg Beaters
1/2 C. Unsweetened Soy Milk
1/4 C. Beef Flavored Seasoning
1 C. Panko Crumbs
2/3 C. Vegan Imitation Bacon Bits
1/4 C. Sesame Seeds
Drain and dry tofu, then slice in thin pieces (approx 1/4″ thick).
Mix in shallow pan: egg beaters, soy milk and beef flavored seasoning.
Place sliced tofu into egg mixture and allow to marinate for approximately 30 minutes.
Mix together in shallow pan: panko crumbs, bacon bits and sesame seeds.
crush the mixture to break into smaller crumbs.
Place marinated tofu pieces in crumb mixture and turn until well coated.
Fry in shallow canola oil until browned. Approximately 3 minutes each side.
Serve with Hot Mustard and additional sesame seeds. YUMMY!
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