Eggplant Bacon

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




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:

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