Amazing Shiitake Bacon

Shiitake bacon is a favorite topping for so many dishes in our family. It is so unbelievably simple to make and yet soooooo delicious. It is hard to believe that something so good can require so little effort. Try it on your baked potato, pasta dish, salad, burger, or sandwich. You will be surprised at the complexity of flavor that Shiitake bacon adds. But be warned, it tends to disappear before your very eyes, I have a hard time guarding it until I get it on top of my dish.


2 cups shiitake mushrooms

2 tablespoons olive oil (more if needed)

salt to taste (1/4-1/2 teaspoon)



Preheat oven to 375 F

Wash the shiitake mushrooms and cut off and discard the stems.  Toss mushrooms with olive oil and salt.  Spread the mushrooms out in a single layer on a silicon mat.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so.  Enjoy over potatoes, pasta, burgers, salads, sandwiches, or whatever else you can think of!



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