Pre-vegan, bacon was a favourite of mine. I’m a big fan of salty foods and would really enjoy some bacon as a weekend treat. Since turning vegan, I’ve been surprised that I haven’t missed bacon! Even though its something I get asked a lot. Despite this, I decided to challenge myself and make a fake bacon (or facon) as an extra addition to homemade burgers and hot dogs.
Generously coat the double layered rice paper strips with the marinade. I like to do each one individually because sometimes the rice paper coated in the water can get stuck to the sheet if left too long.
Make sure to keep a close eye on the facon as it can easily catch and burn! Once they bubble and go brown they’re done. If they’re undercooked they will be quite chewy. Its a fine balance.
Serve this guilt-free facon with burgers, hot dogs, pancakes, waffles and whatever else you like!
- 10 Rice Paper Sheets
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil
- 1 tbsp Water
- 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- ½ tsp Garlic Salt
- 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
- 1 tsp BBQ Sauce
- ½ tbsp Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Paprika
- Cut the rice paper into equal size strips
- Combine all the other ingredients in a small bowl to create the marinade
- Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
- Place one strip of rice paper on the baking sheet
- Using a pastry brush, brush with water
- Flip over the rice paper
- Brush with water
- Place a dry sheet of rice paper on top of the wetted strip
- Brush the top of the dry sheet with water
- Press firmly so the rice paper sticks together
- Generously brush the rice paper strip with the marinade
- Flip over and repeat the other side with the marinade
- Repeat with all the strips
- Bake at 200oC for 5-10 minutes (keep an eye on them; they can burn quickly!)
| Per serving | 26 cals | 0.6 g protein | 2.7 g carbs | 1.4 g fat |