Faking Bacon: How to Make Crispy Shiitake Mushrooms
Recipe type: Breakfast,Plant-Based, Savoury Snacks,Plant-Based
  • 1 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed & sliced into ¼-inch strips (fresh shiitakes are firm and never soft, wrinkled or moist)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Up to 2 teaspoons of soy sauce (or tamari if you’re allergic/intolerant to gluten). Try 1 teaspoon to begin with and add on from there if you prefer a richer flavour.
  1. Pre-heat a fan-forced oven to 180C (350F)
  2. Combine mushroom strips, oil and salt. Toss everything together with clean hands to lightly coat mushrooms (but don’t worry about coating every mushroom with the mix)
  3. Line a baking tray with baking paper and spread the mushroom strips out (no overlapping allowed because they need to dry out completely)
  4. Place tray in oven for about 20-25 mins, or until mushrooms shrink to half their in size, darken and begin to crisp up (this really depends upon how big your mushrooms are – the smaller they are, the less time it will take, so check in at the 10-minute mark).
  5. Once mushrooms shrink in size, darken, and become crisp, they are ready!
Recipe by Danielle Shine at http://danielleshine.com/faking-bacon-how-to-make-crispy-shiitake-mushrooms/