Friday, September 7, 2012

Tofu BLTs

Check this out: fake bacon! I am thrilled with how these sandwiches turned out.

Gather your ingredients for making BLTs. You'll need tofu, bread, tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, oil, and some special seasoning salt.
Begin by slicing the tofu super thin. I used a ruler to make sure each slice was thin enough. Ruler sponsored by Premarin estrogen tablets, thank you very much.
Lay the sliced tofu on paper towel to dry.
Douse these puppies in special seasoning salt! For reals, lay it on pretty thick. I used nearly two tablespoons on these.
Now heat up a pan with some oil and cook 'em up!
Lay them on another paper towel for some chill time.
Now build a sandwich! You won't be disappointed with these. They taste strangely similar to bacon and have lots of crunch, thanks to those thin slices and that Premarin ruler. It always comes through just when you need it!

Tofu BLTs
Adapted from the Penzeys Spices catalog

1 pound extra firm tofu
2 tablespoons Mitchell Street seasoning
2-4 tablespoons vegetable oil
Bread for toasting
Ripe tomatoes
Mayo and mustard

1. Remove tofu from package and pat dry with a paper towel. Slice with a cheese slicer or knife about 1/8" thick; about 20 to 24 slices of tofu. Lay the tofu on another paper towel and blot dry.

2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan over medium heat.

3. Season the tofu with Mitchell Street seasoning pretty heavily on one side. Once the oil is hot, lay the tofu in the pan and sprinkle the other side with more seasoning. Cook 4-5 minutes and flip carefully.

4. Cook another 4-5 minutes on the other side. Transfer immediately to a paper towel lined plate.

5. Make your sandwich with remaining ingredients and eat the heck out of it!

The seasoning I used for this recipe is called Mitchell Street. I purchased it from a Penzeys store here in Seattle. You can find a store near you or order from them online! The seasoning is a combination of:

dill weed
lemon peel
citric acid
natural smoke flavor

I bet Bacon Salt would work well on these too.


  1. WHOA. that tofu looks amazing and perfectly crunchy. I WANT THAT!

    1. It's great! You gotta try it! You'll get 1,999 Instagam likes, guaranteed!