Some fake bacons are hit-and-miss, but because bacon is the one thing most people miss when switching to a vegetarian or vegan way of life, it’s expected a fitting alternative is created. This recipe not only offers a completely meat-free bacon, but one that is low in fat and calories. To mimic the intoxicating aroma that we have come to love in the real thing, we used a combination of liquid smoke and paprika to achieve similar results cleverly using rice paper.
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 ½ teaspoons miso paste
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
- ½ teaspoon ground paprika
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 sheets rice paper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Whisk sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, miso, liquid smoke, paprika, and black pepper together in a shallow bowl.
Stack 2 pieces of rice paper and soak them in a bowl of cold water until slightly soft and pliable, about 30 seconds. Cut the hydrated rice paper into strips using a pizza cutter. Dip each strip in the soy mixture and place on a sheet of parchment paper. Carefully lay the parchment paper directly on the oven rack.
Bake in the preheated oven until strips are dry, 6 to 8 minutes.
Prep time: 15 mins / Cooking time: 6 mins / Total time: 21 mins
Serving: 24 / Yield: 24 pieces