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!



2 Replies to "Amazing Shiitake Bacon"

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    diane Collins
    August 22, 2017 (6:30 am)

    Question how long will they keep, how do you store them and how thick do you cut them. If you want to make ahead for use?

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      August 23, 2017 (8:45 am)

      Great question! I would suggest slicing the mushrooms about 1/8 inch (thinly sliced). The shiitake bacon is better served fresh, but I would think you could store them on a paper towel in a plastic container in the fridge if need be. I have never actually had left-over shiitake bacon, because my family enjoys them so much. Thank you for your excellent question. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

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