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Eggplant Bacon

ElsieB Nov 4, 2013 03:52 AM

I had a lot of eggplants to use up and came across this idea of raw dehydrated eggplant bacon (http://thevedge.org/2013/05/raw-eggpl...). There are lots of variations of this recipe out there and many add liquid smoke for those who like liquid smoke (not me).
I think it is delicious! I used the long thin japanese eggplants and I did peel them. I had my first BLT in 40 years!!

  1. ElsieB Nov 4, 2013 06:42 AM

    The eggplants I used were about 6-8" long but I think this would work with any eggplant. I used my dehydrator but a low oven should work too. I dehydrated it at 125˚ for about 18 hrs.
    'hardly baconish'....you are right, they def taste like crispy, salty smoky eggplant:) & actually the eggplant flavor really comes thru.

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      alc Nov 4, 2013 06:19 AM

      Did you use the oven or dehydrator? If you use the oven, how long does it take? (I don't have a dehydrator.) I have done something similar under the broiler. I liked the result for what it was but it was hardly baconish.

      1. Tripeler Nov 4, 2013 05:26 AM

        "...long thin Japanese eggplants..."
        Would these be Chinese eggplants? Japanese eggplants are rarely long, usually no more than six or seven inches long.

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