Tofu Jerky

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Introduction: Tofu Jerky

I went veg and missed jerky, so I tried this out and it actually turned out really well.
(It really does taste better than it looks.)

Step 1: Ingredients

 Tofu
Vinegar, either malt or apple cider
Liquid smoke
Hot Sauce
Soy Sauce
Honey
Veg Oil
Garlic Salt
Salt and Pepper

Step 2: Drain, Cut and Marinate

 Drain the tofu by wrapping the block in cloth or paper towels then place between two plates and put some weight on top ( a bag of flour or something about that weight) and let it sit for about 15-20 min. Cut the tofu into strips, then put them in a  zip-top bag. Then add the other ingredients, I just eyeball it, but, I would say about a table spoon of all the wet ingredients and 1/2 of the dry. Then close the bag squeezing out as much of the air as possible. Then put it in the fridge overnight.

Step 3: Prepping for the Oven

I don't have a dehydrator so I used the oven, if you have a dehydrator use that. Set the oven to 200, this takes a few hours so there's no reason to pre-heat. Put some parchment paper on a baking sheet and then put the tofu on top of that. 

Step 4: Cooking/Drying

 Put it in the oven and let it cook/dry for 4-6 hours flipping every hour. The time will vary depending on the humidity.

Step 5: Finishing

 When it's done it should look like it does below. I know it looks burnt and not very tasty, it's not burnt and it is tasty! You can change the ingredients to match your own tastes I just listed how I did it. Enjoy!

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    can a vegatarian eat honey? sometimes all the bees get killed for the honey, but most of the times they just take that "thing" out and poor the honey into pots i think, anyway, honey is the vomit of a bee :S

    Usually, vegetarians don't eat meat because of health issues. Vegans are the die hards who do not eat a hamburger because a cow doesn't get to sleep in a king size bed with a down comforter.

    So yes, this should be vegetarian friendly.

    Actually, a lot of vegetarians do it for ethical reasons. I went veg as a kid when I made the correlation between meat and death, but have no problem with free range eggs and grassfed milk because the animals aren't harmed. Factory farmind is an abomination, though. :(

    Oh and also it's really bad for the environment, in terms of land required and water used, meat just isn't sustainable. Milk and eggs are less bad, but still not the most sustainable of foods which is why veganism will eventually be practiced by necessity.

    Agree to disagree, Tigerstripe. While beef certainly uses a TON of resources, if you look at the water requirements for alternative vegetable PROTEINS, many are higher than chicken or pork. Crickets are not on the list, but they probably beat out everything else.

    Looking forward to making this recipe for my vegan gf, although I'll sub agave for the honey.

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    Hi- I just wanted to say that animals are harmed in the egg and dairy industries- male chicks and calves are killed as they aren't useful- often the chicks are gassed or put into a macerator and the male calves have a sad, short life and become veal- this is the same for free-range or grass fed/organic farming sadly.

    Eggs that you eat commercially either free range, organic or mass produced are not fertilized there is no chicken/bird in there. Now if you were to go to Philippines there they sell fertilized eggs to eat...its called balut and its interesting but gross.

    thats not true, im vegatarian myself, a lot of my friend are vegatarian and i know 2 vegans, all of these people just love animals, i would like to be a vegan but my parents wont let me :P

    ... Your parents have a say wether you turn vegan or not? That's nice of you and all but that can't be the only reason bacause being a vegan is YOUR choice... Btw, I eat meat and love it. lol 8D....

    lol i know, but they wont cook vegan for me, its hard enough to cook vegatarian every day. i dont think milk and eggs are inportent enough to cook my own meal every day when my mom can do it for me, of course i will be a vegan when i leave the home