Saturday, March 14, 2009

Eggplant Bacon!

i am totally copying, but i just had to make this after i saw Jen's awesome eggplant bacon.
i'm also copying her all lower case i thing because the already broken "i" button finally totally crapped out and cutting and pasting just the small "i" is way more convenient. Oh, why couldn't i have broken the Q or Z or something!?! Dell is sending me a new keyboard i have to install in my laptop, so that should be an adventure in DiY computer maintenance.

But on to the awesome eggplant bacon. it's just eggplant sliced thinly marinated in any tempeh bacon recipe marinade (i used Bianca's tester marinade that can be yours when her cookbook comes out!). The basic "bacon" marinade is some soy sauce and a little liquid smoke. The VWAV recipe is good, too. i did use a mandolin to slice the eggplant, but it got caught on the seeds and didn't work significantly better than just thinly slicing it with a knife.




i baked the first batch too long so it was extra crispy and really too blackened. i ate it anyway in the sammich. it's an ezekiel sprouted english muffin with eggplant bacon and the sauce is vegenaise, curry ketchup, and Zukay garlic dill relish.


11 comments:

Tara said...

Wow, I would never have thought of doing this! Thanks for the links. I can't wait for Bianca's book to come out!

aredcardigan said...

Wow looks really yummy!!

DJ Karma said...

Great idea- love eggplant!

seitanismymotor said...

Oh, I have to try this soon!

nomnomnomblog.com said...

Ooh, that looks so yummy!

the little one said...

I love vegan bacony-stuff, but generally don't like eggplant. This seems so cool though. I wonder if I'd like it.

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

oh sweetie, my eyes are welling with happy tears! thanks so much for trying it. again, the idea wasn't completely mine the PPK served as my muse. i just improvised the marinade.

again, a thousand thanks. i hope you enjoyed the bacon as much as i did.

xo jewy

For the Love of Guava said...

mm... I've actually been kind of disappointed with tempeh bacons.. this looks so good!

Bianca said...

Ooh, ooh, I wanna copy too! I saw it on Jewbacca's blog, but haven't found any eggplant around here lately. When it comes in season, this is soooo on my wish list.

jrsimon56 said...

The sandwich looks great. With everyone trying the eggplant bacon, I gotta try it!

Binx said...

Oh, how is that relish? I tried the salsa, and it was ok. relish worth buying?