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Zucchini Bacon

Jul 30, 2021 09:30AM ● By Anthony Damiano
Zucchini sliced and dehydrated to look like bacon strips

photo by Julie Peterson

2 medium zucchini
2 Tbsp grape seed oil
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp liquid smoke
Pinch chipotle chili pepper powder
Freshly ground black pepper

In a large bowl, combine oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke, chipotle chili pepper powder and season generously with black pepper. Whisk to combine. Using a vegetable peeler or mandoline, slice zucchini length-wise into thin strips. Place strips in bowl and toss until coated in marinade. Let sit for several hours or overnight.

Place in a single layer on dehydrator trays, making sure not to overlap. Set the dehydrator to 145° F and let the strips dehydrate for 4 to 6 hours. Remove them when they are crispy. Thicker strips may take longer. Eat immediately or store in an airtight container.

Recipe by Chef Anthony Damiano at Counter Culture, in Vero Beach, Florida.

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