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Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Rice paper bacon
You might be surprised at this transformation of the humble rice paper that is better known for making rice paper rolls. Yet if you have ever tried baking it to make spring rolls you will understand how pleasingly crispy it can be.
tofu besan omelette or besan scramble , vegies sausages, baked beans, fried tomato and spinach. Or maybe crumbled over a salad.
Rice paper bacon is weird but it works. Unlike thunderstorm asthma which is just weird and upsetting. I had never heard of thunderstorm asthma until this week when Melbourne had a freak weather occurrence of a 35 C day which turned into a thunderstorm. Our hospitals and ambulance systems were overwhelmed and sadly three people have died. Thunderstorm asthma, super moons and earthquakes! Nature does seem quite odd lately.
More vegan bacon recipes on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Bean and buckwheat bacon (gf, v)
Coconut bacon (gf, v)
Eggplant bacon (gf, v)
Tempeh bacon (gf, v)
Tofu bacon (gf, v)
Rice Paper bacon
Adapted from yup it's vegan
8 rounds of rice paper
3 tbsp tamari (soy sauce)
2 tbsp maple syrup'
1 tbsp tomato sauce or tomato paste
1/2 tsp nutritional yeast flakes
1/2 tbsp liquid smoke
1 tsp smoked paprika
Preheat oven to 200 C. Line a few baking sheets with baking paper.
Make the bacon marinade by mixing all ingredients and pouring into a long dish. Now take two rounds of rice paper stacked on top of each other. Dip in a large shallow dish of water. Take out a shake as much water off as possible. Cut into about 5 thick strips with large scissors. Dip each strip into the marinade and shake a little off. Place on lined baking sheets. Bake for 7-8 minutes.
NOTES: I have only made this once but I would like to experiment more. The top bacon is quite crackly but a tiny bit charred around the edges. The bottom one is less crackly and more chewy but not so charred. I would like some time to try this and get a good sense of how long it should be in my oven.
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