I recently bought a grinder of Himalayan Pink Salt, and it’s really taken my breakfast tofu sandwiches to a new level.
I also bought some “Meyer Lemon & Blood Orange Pepper Jelly.” It’s sweet, spicy, and citrus-y. I generally like pepper jelly, unless it leans too heavily on green bell peppers … but this is just a whole new level of yummy. The only better pepper jelly I’ve had recently was Mississippi State University’s own five pepper jelly.
I feel like a Doctor Who villain: Devour! Devour! Devour!
Seriously, I’ve never tasted, and certainly never made, tofu this good. And I owe it all to this video from Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen:
This was actually my second batch. The first tasted good, but didn’t quite have the golden crisp texture I was looking for. This one nailed it.
By the way, one package of tofu makes three big sandwiches or maybe six smaller ones.
I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Raspberry Chipotle BBQ sauce as the final ingredient in the tofu “fry”, and added some to the sandwich.
For the sandwiches, use your favorite bread (I made two sandwiches, one on white and one on seeded wheat, and both were equally good).
Toast the bread first.
Spread each slice with a little mayo (optional).
Add BBQ sauce to one slice, and layer it thick with golden crispy caramelized sauced tofu.
Then add shredded cabbage (or cole slaw, if you prefer) and thin cut redonions. Go big with both of these, especially the cabbage. They bring a big crunch and bright flavors to the party, er, sandwich.
Put the sandwich together and you’re ready to go.
The tofu and the toasted bread are warm and both crispy and soft at once. The cabbage and onion are cold and crunchy.
The combination of flavors and textures really makes the sandwich pop.