Love bacon but think pigs are nice? These little rashers of sweet crispiness are a squealing good masquerade of that decadent piggy treat. Did you know that most conventional bacon contains gluten? Let alone all the other nasty nitrates and nitrites that preserve. You’ll need a dehydrator for this one but it’s a small price to pay if you’re a recent convert to veganism or just want to have a healthy start to your day.
Eggplant ‘bacon’ – who knew?!
This recipe as first published in 2013, but it’s so good it’s had a refresh!
You’ll get about 25 slices from a large eggplant
1 large eggplant, sliced lengthwise into thin 5mm slices
2 tablespoons tamari
2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Brookfarm lime and chilli infused macadamia oil
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Combine all marinade ingredients together
- On a flat tray, layer eggplant slices and cover with the marinade for at least an hour
- Brush with marinade from time to time
- Place slices in a dehydrator
- Dehydrate at 115 degrees until dry and crispy for about 12 hours
JOIN ME ON MONDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2015 IN SYDNEY
The Talking Food Stage at Fine Food Australia will be a host of fantastic material and speakers – one of them we’re SO looking forward to is Samantha Gowing, Sam Gowing’s Food Health Wealth, who will be sharing on clean eating! She’ll be speaking on Monday at 4.00 – to find out more, or to see what other fantastic talks we’ve got lined up check it out here: