Vegan bacon

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Vegan bacon

Vegan bacon

Vegan bacon

VEGAN. BACON.

Why it took me so long to try this recipe I have no idea.  I’ve tried it now, it works, and it’s delicious.

Can’t say that it tastes exactly like bacon (that might be a bit strange) but the flavour does taste like a cross between crispy bacon and pork scratchings.

I KNOW.

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I ate you. You were GOOD.

I adapted this from Edgy Veg‘s recent recipe (check out the accompanying YouTube video – she’s hilarious), because hot damn does that girl make some amazing food.

So now I’m going to put “bacon” on potato salads, in burgers, in sandwiches and in my mouth just as is.  Like I was doing all afternoon when I made these!

 

Ingredients

4 x rice paper wrappers – I used Blue Dragon spring roll wrappers

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp nutritional yeast

1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce/tamari

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/8 tsp liquid smoke

1 tsp agave nectar (or maple syrup)

1/4 tsp hot paprika

sprinkle of black pepper

Method

Preheat oven to 210C (400F)

Combine all ingredients apart from the rice paper in a shallow bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

Prepare another shallow bowl with some water. Set aside next to the marinade.

Prepare an oven rack lined with baking paper and place next to the marinade, on the other side of the bowl of water.

Lay two of the rice paper sheets on top of each other and cut into thick strips, or use scissors and carefully cut back-to-back.

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Take the two back to back strips and dip them into the water together and ensure they are coated, allowing the excess water to run off (note here – Edgy Veg uses a pastry brush instead of dipping – use that technique if you feel more comfortable!)

Now dip the back to back strips in the marinade, allowing the excess marinade to run off.

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Carefully place the strips (still together) on the baking paper.

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Repeat with the remainder of the strips until all are covered with water/marinade.  Give the marinade a whisk every so often to prevent the ingredients from separating.

Place in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes.  Keep an eye on them though as they can burn easily.

I like mine quite crispy so left them in for about 9 minutes in total.  I was in and out of the oven marveling over them every couple minutes though 😉

 

Makes enough bacon for 10 strips (enough for two to three sandwiches without going overboard! I totally suggest doubling the recipe because you’ll be eating these all day…)

Time to make: 20 minutes prep, 10 minutes in the oven = 30 minutes

On a scale of easy (1) to pull your hair out difficult (5) = 2.5, it’s a bit fiddly and has some ingredients that a lot of people might not have to hand

#nowplaying Mystery Jets – Bubblegum

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4 thoughts on “Vegan bacon

  1. [ Smiles ] Hey, that vegan bacon looks real; it looks like the type of thing that would scare away the average vegan (Unless you placed a “Vegan” sign in front of it).

    Thank you for posting your recipe!

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