Dairy ham substitute
Saw Emeril make shirred eggs this morning and I want to make them on Sunday.
What do people generally use as a ham substitute for a dairy recipe?
Morningstar had a canadian bacon product years ago. Made a nice faux-Egg-McMuffin. Not sure why it was discontinued.
It appears that Yves does carry both ham and canadian bacon substitutes. Check around.
No vegetarian substitute for ham exists. There are a range of differences among boiled, smoked or baked ham. Each has its own flavor and texture, not to mention overall quality of the meat. The closest approximation to a baked ham would be a smoked turkey, the kind you slice at an appetizing counter. This would not work for a dairy meal, of course. Genuine bacon and ham range widely in textures, quality and flavors. The vegetarian bacon substitutes most approximate the lower-range of bacons. The texture is nothing at all like real bacon.
If you are making your own sub using the suggestions below, the components will not have a hecksher. If that's ok with you, I would suggest you investigate the vegan ham products sold in Asian markets or online. http://www.vegieworld.com/cart/shopdi... for example. This product doesn't have the rubbery quality of Lightlife.
Yves makes a veg canadian bacon which is also good: