It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, there’s something about the scent of bacon in the air that immediately makes everything a thousand times better. It’s a sign that the larder is full and that soon you’ll have that salty, savory flavor dancing across your tongue and down your throat to elicit euphoria in your digestive track, and that the rest of the world shall remain impeccably awesome as a result.
Bacon Day is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this swine-sourced succulent, and the ways to do so are legion. To get you up to speed and ready to truly indulge yourself, we’re going to provide you with a list of amazing bacon-based recipes to amaze your friends and titillate your taste-buds.
This is a simple but delicious way to start off a meal, or to keep the hungry beasts off until the main course is prepared.
1 egg white (beaten frothy)
2 c mixed nuts (Mixed with egg froth)
2 t Cajun Seasoning
2 T Brown Sugar
4 slices crumbled cooked bacon
Mix the last three ingredients with the first two, and bake in an oven at 325 degrees F for 10 minutes. Let cool, and serve in a bowl. Watch your fingers!
Bacon Ham and Cheese Poppers
These are fantastic, and a hit every time I’ve made them. They’re easy to make, and are a warm and filling way to start the day, or finish up an evening with ease.
¼ c each diced ham and crumbled bacon.
¼ c Shredded cheese
8 refrigerated biscuit dough rounds
Mix together the ham, bacon, and cheese and toss lightly. Then place 1 T in the center of each of the dough rounds and fold them over it, pinching them closed. Then bake at 350 Degrees F for 15 minutes, allow to cool till warm, and enjoy.
Red Bacon Drizzle
This is one of my more unusual pocket recipes, the one I pull out to surprise my guests and really show that bacon is an incredibly versatile substance and not just for sandwiches. (But ohhhhh those sandwiches).
6 slices bacon
28 oz can whole crushed tomatoes
¼ c water
1 ½ t sugar
Salt and Pepper to taste
This recipe starts with frying up the bacon and removing the strips from the pan, and adding the crushed tomatoes, water, sugar, and seasoning to the pan and letting them simmer 20 minutes. Crumble the bacon during this time, and add it to the mix for the last couple of minutes. This creates the most amazing sauce that can be drizzled over just about anything to add a punch of savory bacony flavor to the mix. I especially like it over the poppers.
So there you go, three recipes to make your Bacon Day one to remember. Invite a bunch of friends over and encourage them to dig up their own unusual or just their favorite bacon recipes to bring. After all, the only thing better than bacon, is shared bacon.