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Mock bacon

(27 Posts)
Alexa Sat 02-May-20 14:32:02

I hesitate to praise it as I don't want to create a run on it but I'd say mock bacon is up with the best vegetarian substitutes, and is the only worthy mock meat .

EllanVannin Sat 02-May-20 14:35:28

Why the need for " mock bacon "?

notanan2 Sat 02-May-20 14:39:11

Why the need for anything?
Because it tastes nice!
I like it and Im not veggie.
Choices are good

Susan56 Sat 02-May-20 14:47:54

We are vegetarian.My husband loves the mock bacon,I can’t stand it!

May7 Sat 02-May-20 15:00:02

Which mock bacon is this please ?? The Quorn one is awful I think but if anyone knows of a better one I'd be really grateful

GrandmaMoira Sat 02-May-20 15:21:32

Turkey bacon is disgustingly salty. I've not tried others but don't like quorn anyway.

Alexa Sat 02-May-20 15:23:36

May, it is the Quorn one, I just checked. I admit it's not as succulent as streaky bacon but it has more taste and is less tough than than back rashers.

Oopsadaisy3 Sat 02-May-20 15:25:04

DD and her family are all vegetarian and they love the ‘Facon’

I think it’s horrid, but they children have never tasted real bacon so don’t know the difference.

Oopsadaisy3 Sat 02-May-20 15:25:41

PS Facon is Fake Bacon I expect you sussed that one out!

EllanVannin Sat 02-May-20 15:30:54

Aren't vegetarians supposed to dislike anything to do with meat ? Which is why they're vegetarian,

GagaJo Sat 02-May-20 16:16:29

My daughter and GS are veggie. They both love Quorn bacon. It’d be lovely in red beans and rice.

vampirequeen Sat 02-May-20 16:18:38

Mock bacon is an oxymoron like fun run.

May7 Sat 02-May-20 18:28:42

Thanks alexa I’ll give that a miss although my granddaughter loves it and eats it raw which is quite safe. I’ll look for Facon though and keep trying

Alexa Sun 03-May-20 09:21:30

"Mock bacon is an oxymoron like fun run."

Mock bacon and fun run are both for new breed of puritans.

May7 Sun 03-May-20 11:30:55

Perhaps we should start a thread about food oxymorons
happy meal
John Bishop says nothing happy in One of them 👍

Oopsadaisy3 Sun 03-May-20 17:32:59

Iced Tea

choughdancer Sun 03-May-20 17:53:40

@May7 the V-Bites Maple one is my favourite, and is sold at Holland and Barrett. I run a small vegan B&B and make carrot bacon which is delicious and very popular with guests; much cheaper too!
@EllanVannin, it isn't dislike of meat that is the reason for most vegetarians and vegans not eating it; it's because they don't want to be the cause of suffering.

May7 Sun 03-May-20 19:59:37

Thank you I’ll look out for that choughdancer how do you make carrot bacon or is that a trade secret🤫

jacq10 Sun 03-May-20 20:20:34

I tried it in a quiche lorraine one time for vegetarian son but won't be rushing to do it again! I thought it tasted awful when I tried a bit before cooking but, although it improved slightly when it was cooked and son and other guests thought it okay, I would have rather added peppers or mushrooms and wouldn't use it again.

Alexa Sun 03-May-20 22:23:36

I like it best on squashy white bread with plenty of pepper , ketchup, and olive oil

grannyrebel7 Mon 04-May-20 22:23:43

On the topic of bacon does anyone know how to make crispy bacon like the Americans?

Oopsadaisy3 Mon 04-May-20 22:50:15

Buy a decent dry cured streaky bacon and fry in butter, the dry cured is very thin, DH only eats crispy bacon. The dry cured is about £4 a pack and the slices are quite thin. Well worth the extra money as you don’t get any water frothing in the pan.

choughdancer Tue 05-May-20 13:23:44

@May7 not at all! Here's the link to the recipe I use. I do use the dehydrator option though.

quizqueen Tue 05-May-20 13:28:59

If you don't want to eat meat, why do you want to eat something made to look like meat!!!

May7 Tue 05-May-20 14:16:17

Thanks choughdancer I’ll definitely give that a go.