I’ve experimented with both tempeh and rice paper for quite some time now to find that bacon kind of style. I finally found that perfect texture and method for creating a “bacon substitute”. This recipe is for the people who loves spicy food, if you are not however one of those people, I recommend that you substitute the chipotle powder for a smoked paprika powder to keep that smokey flavour.
- 4 rice papers, preferably square ones sliced into strips before wetting them
I whisk together the following in a small bowl:
- 1/4 rapeseed oil
- 1/4 maple syrup
- 1/4 nutritional yeast
- 1/4 soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 2 teaspoons teaspoon pinch of onion powder
- 2 teaspoons pinch of chipotle powder – or smoked paprika powder if you don’t like it hot
- Slice the rice paper in roughly equally as broad strips.
- Whisk together the ingredients in a small bowl for the mixture.
- Wet eat strip and let it soak so it’s really wet throughout.
- Place on an oven tray covered with baking paper and brush both sides of the ride paper with the mixture.
- Wet another stripe, repeat the procedure and place the strip on top of the other strip.
- Each “bacon” is made out of two strips that are coated on each side.
- Once you’ve done each strip. Place the tray in a preheated oven – 225C for 5-10 minutes depending on how dark you want the bacon and once it’s curled and crips – it’s done.
The secret to success:
- It’s to wet the rice paper properly as that is the secret to the curl.
- Rape seed oil is perfect for achieving that perfect crispy texture
- Nutritional yeast helps achieve the texture and coating of the rice paper