I was checking the expiration dates on the condiments in my fridge door when I was hit with the idea for this adaption on my tofu pesto sandwiches. Tofu is good about soaking up the flavors of whatever you put it with, so it works well with a bbq sauce marinade. After a bit of marinating and pan frying, this makes a great substitute for a more traditional bbq chicken or beef sandwich.
BBQ Tofu Sandwiches
1 package firm tofu
2-3 tablespoons bbq sauce
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons oil
sandwich topping, such as sliced red onions, cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce
Thinly slice the tofu, and press out any extra water with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Figure on 2-4 slices per sandwich. 1 package of tofu will make about 4 sandwiches. You can put any unused tofu in a tupperware, cover it with water, seal , and refrigerate. It should keep for several days.
Smear both sides of the tofu with the bbq sauce and allow to sit for at least 20-30 minutes.
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the tofu when the oil is hot, and pan fry for about 5 minutes per side, until crispy. Remove to paper towels.
Meanwhile, toast the sandwich bread and prepare toppings. Any leftover marinade can be spread on the bread. Assemble the sandwich, smooshing slightly at the end to hold everything together.