Mock Bacon (Dehydrated Eggplant)


Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

12 hours

Yields

Never enough

Ingredients

1 large eggplant, peeled and then sliced lengthwise into thin (1/4 inch thick or less) slices or chopped up like bacon bits

2 tbsp coconut aminos

2 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp chili powder

1/2-3/4 tsp smoked paprika (adjust to taste)

Black pepper and/or *Black Pepper Essential Oil to taste


*Always use  Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oil intended for dietary  use

Directions

Peel the eggplant and slice the thinly lengthways or into bits, using a mandolin and/or a sharp knife.  Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl, and add eggplant, making sure to coat thoroughly.  Leave to marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours.  Spread eggplant on a dehydrator tray and dry for 12+ hours until crispy.

DELICIOUS on a salad with mock parmesan and kefir ranch dressing...

Credit

Modified Spark People recipe