1 king oyster mushroom (see note below for using shiitake mushrooms)
4 tbls avocado oil (or melted coconut oil)
4 tsp maple syrup
1.5 tsp smoky paprika
Good pinch of coarse sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut the mushrooms into lengthwise slices, very thin.
Toss the mushroom slices with the remaining ingredients. Place on a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, flip and bake another 15 or until crispy. Remove from oven and let cool, they will crisp some as they cool. Some pieces may get done sooner than others, keep a close on on them after flipping.
Enjoy immediately. Store in the fridge at an air tight container – place back in the oven to re-crisp as needed.
The king oyster mushroom is the only mushroom that allows for big, long slices which really replicate a full slices of bacon with both crispy and chewy factors. I’ve also done this with shiitake mushrooms, they come out as small pieces- more like little bacon bits, still great flavor and fun to top anything.