Elizabeth used to love this.
1 (8-oz) pkg. tempeh* (I use White Wave 5 Grain)
4 Tbs. Braggs Liquid Aminos (or Soy sauce)
1 Tbs. water
1 tsp. liquid smoke
Homemade margarine or Vegenaise
Dill pickles, sliced**
Mix Braggs, water and liquid smoke. Slice tempeh into thin slices (I get about 25 per package). Dip into Braggs mixture and fry on both sides in hot oil until lightly brown. Drain on paper towels. Lightly toast French bread, butter with homemade margarine (or use Vegenaise) one side of bread and put mustard on the other. Add tempeh and pickles and serve.
*Tempeh must be cooked before eating.
**If you are sending this sandwich in a packed lunch, blot the pickles really well with paper towels so the sandwich won't get soggy
Keep some tempeh frozen for emergency dinners. Thaw in the microwave and say "guess what we are having for dinner?" Just as if you had planned it all day. It wouldn't hurt to keep a loaf of French bread in the freezer too.