I’ll admit it. I’m just as addicted as everyone else is to all of those food videos that people post on facebook. My “saved posts” section is chock full of all manner of these recipes, some of which turn out fabulous, and some of which are a bust.
EGGPLANT BACON IS FABULOUS.
Yes, you heard me right. Eggplant. Bacon. It’s pretty straightforward, actually: thinly sliced eggplant (get thee a mandoline!), marinated and baked until crispy. The result even looks like bacon, thanks to the way the marinade absorbs into the eggplant. The recipe comes from The Minimalist Baker, and the link that went with the video is here.
Last weekend, my friend and I went apple picking with my son, and we decided to give this intriguing bacon alternative a try for dinner. It was everything I could have hoped for, and it far exceeded my expectations. We used it on BLTs, along with some corn and some salad. Yum!