Faken (Veggie Bacon)

Faken (Veggie Bacon)


"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."


20 m servings 174 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 174 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 312 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.


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  • 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.
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  1. 17 Ratings


Desperation inspires all sorts of creativity! As is, this is good and tasty marinated tofu. This is going to sound strange, but do yourself a favor and make this one a little fatter (just a lit...

WOW! This stuff is great, I’ve been a vegetarian going on seven years and have been looking for a good side dish for an omelet. The maple syrup caramelizes to give a crispy texture (I added a l...

This is really good as a tofu breakfast meat, but it honestly doesn't satisfy my craving for real bacon. I would recommend doubling the marinade, and marinating it overnight. When I tried fry...

Delicious! I don't really know if it actually tastes like bacon because I haven't had it in a while (my roommate said it tastes more like sausage). I made this to go on a salad and it went real...

all in all, not bad. Obviously, nothing's going to be EXACTLY like bacon, but if you go in knowing that, you are going to come out with a delicious sandwich "meat" for a blt, or for a scramble....

It did not resemble bacon in any way but was good nonetheless. I used fresh regular extra firm tofu cause I couldn't find frozen smoked and sorghum instead of maple syrup which is too sweet. A...


interesting in its own rite but not a replacment for bacon

it was way too sweet with the maple syrup. Sorry.