I had a lot of eggplants to use up and came across this idea of raw dehydrated eggplant bacon (http://thevedge.org/2013/05/raw-eggpl...). There are lots of variations of this recipe out there and many add liquid smoke for those who like liquid smoke (not me).
I think it is delicious! I used the long thin japanese eggplants and I did peel them. I had my first BLT in 40 years!!