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EBLATs

What are EBLATs – Eggplant Bacon Lettuce Avocado and Tomato Sandwiches. I made these sandwiches on homemade Easy Focaccia Bread. They were perfect. The bacon reminded me of the meat eaters smoked applewood bacon. The focaccia bread is an easy no yeast version so there is little effort. It is the perfect sandwich and easy to assemble.

Slice Focaccia Bread into quarters. Slice each quarter of focaccia bread horizontally.

Layer avocado. I like to give it a little smash so that it does not slide everywhere.

Layer Eggplant Bacon, butter lettuce and plum tomato slices.

Spread stone ground mustard onto the top layer of focaccia bread.

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Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Eggplant Bacon

I have been wanting to try my hand at making vegan bacon. The first time I had the oven to hot – way to hot. So this time I made the necessary adjustments and I am very pleased. The marinade is phenomenal. I am already trying to think of other things to make with the marinade. It is that good and it only has 5 ingredients. All which I already had in my pantry. It is a good thing to have a stocked pantry.

This eggplant bacon is so good that we started to eat it right off of the baking sheet. I almost did not get any pictures. Hopefully I will have some leftover to make a Focaccia EBLTA.

  • 1 medium eggplant

Using a mandolin slice the eggplant into strips. Set aside. Trim off any pieces that have a lot of seeds.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Marinade:

  • 1/4 c coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp smoke paprika

Combine all marinade ingredients into a measuring cup and whisk. Pour marinade into a baking dish. Soak eggplant in marinade for a few minutes.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Lay eggplant strip onto prepared baking sheet.

Bake eggplant for 20 minutes. Turn eggplant strips over and brush with marinade. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes.

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Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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