Thursday, January 3, 2013

Vegan "bacon"?

Wow smoky goodness!!!!  What at great recipe. Perfect for a blt! So good.
1 lb eggplant, cut into 1/8 strips
1/4 cup tamari (or soy sauce)
1 tsp liquid smoke
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Slice the eggplant in half lengthwise, then slice the halves into 1/8 inch thick halfmoons. Toss with 1 tbsp olive oil or more if needed. Bake for 8 minutes rotating pan about halfway through.Remove from oven, flip slices and bake for another 3 minutes or so.  Eggplant should be dark brown to burnt in some places.
Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees. Mix the tamari and liquid smoke. Dip eggplant slices in mixture and return to baking sheet. Bake for at least another 3 minutes or until heated through.

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