Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
The Bacon Alternative Gordon Ramsay Uses For His Vegan BLTs

Bacon has a fanbase that claims there is no vegan alternative. However, there are several meat-free impostors, including one chef Gordon Ramsay uses for his vegan BLTs: rice paper.

As seen in a TikTok video, he marinates crumbled tofu with spices with soy, melted vegan butter, and maple syrup before covering strips of rice paper and baking them until crisp.

After the rice paper has marinated, Ramsay presses crumbled tofu onto each piece to mimic the fat in actual bacon.

He advises pressing the tofu overnight, so you must plan accordingly. Too much liquid may make mush of your rice paper before it can bake, so don't skip this step.

Ramsay cooks the bacon in the oven, applying more marinade as necessary. By the time it's done, it could visually pass for pork-based bacon.

To keep his BLT recipe 100% vegan, he also creates an egg-free basil aioli to spread on the bread and adds sliced avocado to the tomato and lettuce garnishes.