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Bacon substitutes needed, please


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Bacon substitutes needed, please

Florida Hound | Jul 14, 2009 06:57 AM

In the past year or so, I have dropped pork products from my diet for religious and health reasons, and most of the time, I don't mind the change at all. But as I read another thread about "favorite sandwiches," I was thinking about the genuine BLT, as opposed to the BLT we've been making with various brands of turkey bacon. Sometimes, I have come to enjoy a tomatoe-lettuce sandwich with a sprinkling of Bac-Os on top for a crunchy texture (Some bacon-flavor bits in the little jars have pork products, Bac-Os do not).

So, here are my questions: what are the best turkey bacons or soy bacons or other substitutes on the market that come close to real bacon? Are there spices or preparation tips that people have discovered for texture/ flavor? We have kind of settled for even pan fried bacon substitutes being a little rubbery, and it just occurred to me that the Chowhound community might be able to help us improve on all this. Thanks, guys!

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