How to Make It
Preheat oven to 325°F. Whisk together soy sauce, olive oil, maple syrup, liquid smoke, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper in a medium bowl.
Toss eggplant strips in marinade. Let excess marinade drip from strips, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake until bubbly and browned on edges, about 40 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes.