Eggplant Bacon

This recipe is a healthy twist on bacon that will satisfy your cravings.

Eggplant Bacon
1 Eggplant
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 tbsp Soy sauce
1 tsp Maple syrup
1 tsp Smoked paprika
Kosher salt (to taste)

Preheat oven to 300°F.

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Cut 1 eggplant in quarters, lengthwise. Slice each quarter into long, very thin strips.

In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika.

Place eggplant slices onto baking sheets and brush both sides with sauce. Season with pepper.

Bake until eggplant is cooked through and beginning to get crisp, 45-50 minutes. Season with salt when the eggplant comes out of the oven.


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