bacon

Vegan Rice Paper Bacon

Over the years I have attempted may faux bacons. I have burnt more batches of eggplant bacon than I care to admit. I really like an easy coconut bacon for adding flavor to dishes or sprinkling on salads, but I was still missing the bacon-y crunch on a BLT. So when I discovered that you could make bacon from rice paper, I was intrigued. What I like about this mock bacon is that it gets super crispy, and so far I have only burnt one batch of this magic vs the 5,999 batches of eggplant bacon Ive destroyed. I have also had a tragic knife incident involving eggplant bacon that I just can’t shake (eggplants are not that easy to cut, y’all!) But this recipe uses a pair of scissors so, hooray!! I didn’t get my nickname, Hazard, by accident. This fake bacon is cheap, easy, quick to make, and pretty foolproof! So break out the lettuce, and mayo, because its BLT time!

Over the years I have attempted may faux bacons. I have burnt more batches of eggplant bacon than I care to admit. I really like an easy coconut bacon for adding flavor to dishes or sprinkling on salads, but I was still missing the bacon-y crunch on a BLT. So when I discovered that you could make bacon from rice paper, I was intrigued. What I like about this mock bacon is that it gets super crispy, and so far I have only burnt one batch of this magic vs the 5,999 batches of eggplant bacon Ive destroyed. I have also had a tragic knife incident involving eggplant bacon that I just can’t shake (eggplants are not that easy to cut, y’all!) But this recipe uses a pair of scissors so, hooray!! I didn’t get my nickname, Hazard, by accident. This fake bacon is cheap, easy, quick to make, and pretty foolproof! So break out the lettuce, and mayo, because its BLT time!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 9-12 pieces of rice paper

  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos

  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  1. Stack 3 to 4 circles of rice paper on top of one another, depending on how thick you want the bacon.

  2. Using a pair of kitchen scissors, trim the stacked circle into a square, then cut 3 to 4 strips of “bacon” from the square. (if you can find square rice paper, then it will be easier, but normally my local market only sells the round ones) It is very hard to cut the paper with a knife but they will cut quickly with scissors. Make sure to keep the pieces stacked after cutting. Repeat with remaining rice paper.

  3. Whisk marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. Place the strips of rice paper bacon in a shallow dish and cover with the marinade. Let the bacon strips marinate for 10 minutes.

  4. Cover a baking sheet in a piece of parchment paper. Carefully pick up pieces of bacon, making sure they stay stacked, and let the marinade dip off some before placing them on the baking sheet. Give them a little spray with some cooking oil.

  5. Bake the rice paper bacon for 15 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and carefully turn the pieces of bacon over using a pair of tongs. Place back in the oven for 7-10 more minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and allow the bacon to cool before serving

If you like this recipe, you may also like this:

Easy Coconut Bacon

Vegan Maple Bacon Yeast Donuts

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Easy Coconut Bacon

BACON! It seems to be that one food people miss when they go vegan, or plant based. I admittedly ate my fare share of turkey bacon back in the day, and have had my moments of missing that smokey, salty, crunchy element in certain recipe. Coconut bacon is great for topping salads, grit bowls, soups, or adding to any recipe that calls for crispy bacon. It’s easy to make, and pretty tasty! Don’t skip out on the liquid smoke, though. It is the key ingredient in making this mock bacon taste like the real deal.

BACON! It seems to be that one food people miss when they go vegan, or plant based. I admittedly ate my fare share of turkey bacon back in the day, and have had my moments of missing that smokey, salty, crunchy element in certain recipe. Coconut bacon is great for topping salads, grit bowls, soups, or adding to any recipe that calls for crispy bacon. It’s easy to make, and pretty tasty! Don’t skip out on the liquid smoke, though. It is the key ingredient in making this mock bacon taste like the real deal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut or coconut chips

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos ( if you use coconut aminos add 1/2 teapsoon of salt)

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke

Instructions:

preheat oven to 350 degrees

  1. Mix coconut, and all other ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Spread coconut mixture onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, and bake for 5 mintues.

  3. Stir the coconut around on the pan, and continue baking for another 5 minutes or until the coconut is brown and crispy. Watch the coconut carefully to make sure it is not burning, as it can burn quickly.

  4. Allow to cool, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.