I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 5, and I’ve never had bacon! But, I hear this stuff is pretty close to the real thing! The first time I had it was at the Natural Gourmet Institute, and it was just so yummy! Crispy, kinda sweet, salty and lots of umami. You can’t go wrong! It’s also super easy to make and people are always impressed by it. It’s great as a snack, on soups, in sandwiches, on top of mac and cheese and anywhere else! And feel free to make a lot, they definitely shrink and go quickly.
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
By Alex Lane MS, RDN/LD
2 cups shiitake mushrooms (thinly sliced)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt (to taste)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Thinly slice the shiitake mushrooms
3. Coat with olive oil and sprinkle with salt
4. Place on a baking sheet in a single layer – make sure not to crowd them.
5. Bake for 10-15 minutes (cooking time will vary depending on how thin the mushrooms are sliced).
6. Remove from the oven and flip, baking another 10 minutes until the mushrooms are crispy. Feel free to cook to your personal taste. I like mine a little less well done, other people like them on the verge of being burnt.
Per Serving: Calories: 137; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 98mg; Potassium: 680mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 5g
Nutrition Bonus: Iron: 5%
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