Kind Bacon For Rocking BLT’S!!

I have seen a few recipes lately for rice paper bacon.  At first I was like “what??!! How have I been vegan for this long and never heard of such a thing!!”

I was a bit  skeptical wondering if it would be crispy enough and taste like bacon.  Sure enough, it’s absolutely perfect!!  

Up until now I have always used tempeh as bacon in my BLT’S, and I still will because of how much protein tempeh has, but this rice paper bacon will also have a seat at my table! It’s just so damn good!!

This is the same marinade I use for my tempeh bacon (only I bake the tempeh for twice as long as the rice paper variation) and it’s perfect! 

Rice Paper Bacon

Ingredients

12 sheets of 8″ rice paper 

3 1/2 cups of warm water

Marinade:

1/2 cup of coconut oil

1/4 cup of soy sauce

2 Tbsp. Maple syrup

1 Tbsp. Smoked paprika

1/2 Tbsp. Smoked sea salt

Pinch of sea salt

Wisk all ingredients together in a shallow bowl.

Make 3 piles of rice paper with 3 sheets of paper in each pile. Using sharp kitchen scissors cut the pile of paper into strips. I got about 6-8 per pile.  Dunk the strips, one set at a time into the warm water for about 5-10 seconds(until just soft) then dunk into the marinade and spread out on a baking sheet lined with some kind of rack. Repeat until the rack is full.  You might need to do this a few times to use up all the rice paper.  (It keeps very well in an air tight container.)

Bake for 8-10 minutes of 375.  Remove from rack when cooled.  If it’s not crispy enough just give it a few more minutes in the oven.


I know!  It looks just like bacon!!  Only better because no one had to die, and minimual resources were used compared to animal agriculture. So it’s a win win!!  Food you can feel good about;)

 

I hope you try this recipe!! My mouth is watering just looking at these photos, I am going to have to make another one!!


I love to enjoy my BLT’S with avocado and basil mayo( veganaise blended with fresh basil, a splash of lime juice and a pinch of smoked sea salt).

Enjoy!!

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