This produces tangy, flavorful tofu jerky much like the kind you get at the health food store.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (14 ounce) package firm tofu, drained
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
Place tofu block between paper towels on a plate. Set another plate on top, and put a weight on top of the plate such as a can to press the water from the block of tofu while you prepare the sauce.
In a medium bowl, stir together the soy sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke, garlic powder, black pepper, barbeque sauce and brown sugar until smooth.
Slice tofu into 1/4 inch thick slices, and dip them in the sauce to coat. Place in a tightly sealed container. Place in the refrigerator, and let marinate for one to two hours.
Preheat the oven to the lowest temperature, around 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Line the oven rack with heavy duty aluminum foil, and place in the lowest position of the oven. Place the tofu slices on the foil.
Bake for about 8 hours, checking and turning over tofu slices every few hours. Tofu jerky is done when it is hard and uniformly dark in color.
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.