Jackfruit Bacon Is Vegan, but Meat Eaters Will Love It Too
It’s no secret that we here at Extra Crispy love bacon. We love bacon so much that we wanted to make sure that even the vegetarians (and vegans) we know can partake in our favorite breakfast sandwiches, egg dishes, even breakfast sushi without feeling like they’re missing out. As its name suggests, jackfruit is in fact a fruit (related to figs and mulberries). It strongly resembles the texture of bacon—and with the right seasoning it can taste like it too. Jackfruit bacon may sound strange, but just wait until you try it. Meat eaters, we’re also talking to you.Brush thin slices of brined jackfruit with liquid smoke, a flavoring that replicates a smoke-cured taste. Sprinkle on a spice blend of cumin, chili powder, cayenne, and brown sugar, and bake until crispy. Serve jackfruit bacon with eggs, on a vegetarian BLT, or to liven up a slice of avocado toast.Jackfruit BaconKitchen gear kindly provided by our partners at Jet.com.