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Twitter Is Totally Freaking Out Over This Eggplant Bacon Video - Food News

Twitter Is Totally Freaking Out Over This Eggplant Bacon Video - Food News
From The Kitchn - October 11, 2017

Eating bacon is one of life's great pleasures. A crispy, salty, smoky slice of perfectly cooked bacon is pure joy. People apparently feel very strongly about it, too, because a new video demonstrating how to make eggplant taste like bacon is making the rounds on social media, and a lot of people are furious.

There are a lot of bacon substitutes available in the world, but for the most part they fall short when compared to a good, crispy slice of actual bacon. Very few alternatives manage to capture bacon's meaty essence and crisp texture. But eggplant actually does a pretty goodjob at mimicking bacon. Its flavor is meaty and savory to start with, and it crisps up nicely when sliced thin and fried in a cast iron pan.

There are several different ways to make eggplant bacon. A cast iron skillet works well. Some people use food dehydrators to make eggplant bacon chips, which seem like they'd be great crumbled on top of salads.

Yesterday Delish put their spin on it with a recipe video for eggplant bacon baked in the oven, and the internet responded with pure outrage. It's like pea guacamole-gate all over again.

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