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Eggplant Bacon - Vegetarians Rejoice!

Posted by Rian Handler via on

All you need is one eggplant, olive oil and some seasonings to make your own crispy-on-the-outside, tender-inside Eggplant Bacon.


  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Liquid Smoke
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 300°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cut eggplant in quarters, lengthwise. Slice each quarter into long, thin strips.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, paprika, and liquid smoke.
  4. Place eggplant slices onto baking sheets and brush both sides with sauce. Season with pepper.
  5. Bake until eggplant is cooked through and beginning to get crisp, 45-50 minutes.


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