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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