Coconut Bacon Recipe
Updated: Mar 25, 2022
The word "bacon" stirs emotion in people. Meateaters begin to salivate simply upon hearing the word while vegetarians cringe upon its mention, envisioning factory farm cruelty and environmental catastrophe.
Bacon draws a line in the sand, black & white, good vs evil. It seemed unlikely that the two parties would ever compromise. Yet in our farm kitchen we’ve watched meat eating husbands and vegan wives connect over this recipe, mutually agreeing “I could eat this everyday”.
Easy to make, coconut bacon can spice up salads, be added into wraps, sandwiches, used as a garnish for bloodymarys or just enjoyed on its own.
When serving to meat eaters, we suggest not telling them it is coconut, they won’t be able to tell the difference. Be sure to let any vegans know in advance, bc the taste is so spot on that they may not know the difference either.
2 spoon meat coconuts
Chop open coconuts setting water aside
Split cocos in half & remove meat using flexible spatula
Cut meat into bacon like strips
Add 1 tbsp coconut oil to large flat bottom pan
Heat oil just below smoking point
Place bacon strips into pan
Drip one or two drops of liquid smoke on each strip
Add dash of soy sauce & light sprinkle of pepper
Cook for 2-3 minutes (until brown)
Flip & repeat seasoning on second side