- avrum goldfein Dec 16, 2004 10:31 AM
Someone told me that they were recently served a turkey bacon in Florida. It was not kosher. Has anyone heard of a kosher turkey bacon product, or a non-meat bacon?
There are two vegetarian bacon products that I've used. One is Worthington Stripples. The other one is made by Morningstar Farms, I believe, but I don't know what the product is called. It's in the green Morningstar Farms box.
One suggestion, if you're planning on using it in a prepared dish as a bacon substitute, as opposed to serving it alongside eggs or something. Unlike regular bacon, it won't retain its texture when mixed in with other foods. It gets a little soggy and mealy. So if you're stirring it into something, wait until the very end of the food preparation. I've used it in pasta recipes that call for bacon, and I add it in right before serving.
Don't know how you're using it, so my comment may be unnecessary.
As an alternative, buy some fresh salmon skin, perhaps with a bit of meat still attached, then grill until crunchy. Bacon-y and delicious.
I sometimes use liquid smoke to replace the smokiness bacon would give a dish. A quick Google search shows Colgin liquid smoke is kosher pareve. It's a great addition to soups. Thank you.