Thursday, August 04, 2016


2 strips of bacon, diced
2-3 scallions
kimchi, roughly chopped
a couple tablespoons of kimchi brine
a package of fresh ramen noodles
soy sauce
toasted sesame oil
rice vinegar
one egg
chile oil
toasted nori strips

First, sauté two strips of diced bacon in a skillet over medium heat. Once the bacon bits are crisp, scoop them onto a paper-towel lined plate, then add two to three chopped scallion whites to all that delicious bacon fat in the skillet (save the scallion greens for later!). Once the scallions start to soften, add a big handful of roughly chopped kimchi and a couple of tablespoons of kimchi brine straight from the jar. Cook for another two minutes until kimchi softens, then remove from heat.

Meanwhile, bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add a package of fresh ramen noodles and boil for just a couple of minutes until they’re springy and tender, then drain in a colander and rinse under cold running water. 

Add the noodles to your skillet with the cooked bacon bits, some chopped fresh kimchi (for tang and crunch), and a splash each of soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, and mirin. Cook for a minute or two over medium heat, tossing until combined and noodles are warmed through, then transfer to a plate or shallow bowl.

Poach an egg in a medium saucepan of barely-simmering water with a splash of white vinegar. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the egg to your bowl of noodles, then top with some toasted sesame seeds, and those reserved scallion greens. Add a dash of chile oil or some toasted nori strips if you’re feeling fancy.

bacon recipe source: Christina Chaey, Bon Appétit Test Kitchen, January 20, 2016

Wednesday, August 03, 2016


Makes 6 tacos

2 cod fillets cut into cubes
2 slices of thick smoked bacon, chopped into small pieces
1/2 white onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small tomato, chopped
1/4 cup fresh, chopped cilantro
A pinch of lemon zest and the juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (adjust according to taste)
salt to taste
6 corn tortillas
avocado, limes, and salsa for serving

In a large pan, cook bacon for 3-4 minutes. Add onion and continue to cook until onions soften. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Add tomato and continue to stir. Add butter into pan. Add cod and cook until the fish begins to flake. Using a spoon, break the cod apart into smaller pieces. Add oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt.

Stir until fish cooks and juices from the stew begin to evaporate. Turn heat off. Add the lemon zest and juice. Stir. Taste and adjust seasonings according to taste. Fold in cilantro right before serving. Warm tortillas on the stovetop. Serve with avocado, limes, and your favorite salsa.

bacon recipe source: Ariana, Mexicrave, May 25, 2014

Tuesday, August 02, 2016


Yield: One 9 x 9-inch Brown Betty, about 10 servings

Maple–Bacon Frozen Custard:
3 slices bacon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon water
5 egg yolks
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup half and half cream
1 tablespoon bourbon

Apple Brown Betty:
1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
Pinch cinnamon
Pinch nutmeg
Pinch cloves
6 tart apples (such as King David), peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated aged cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon unsalted melted butter
Butter at room temperature for prepping the cake pan

To make the frozen custard, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lay the bacon on a sheet tray and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until crispy. Drain the bacon on a rack or paper towels and let cool. Chop very finely and set aside.

Place the brown sugar, maple syrup, and water in a small saucepan and heat to 250ºF. Remove from the heat and add the chopped bacon. Stir quickly to combine, then pour onto silpat or cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Let cool. (This will take about 20 minutes.) When the mixture has cooled and hardened, break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and granulated sugar. Combine the heavy cream, half and half, and bourbon in a small sauce pot and heat over medium heat until just beginning to bubble. Slowly pour the hot cream into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Return the mixture to the pot and cook over very low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Immediately remove from the heat and strain through a fine-mesh strainer. Allow the mixture to cool in the refrigerator overnight. Process the custard in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions. Mix in the pieces of candied bacon. Store in the freezer until needed.

To prepare the Brown Betty, preheat the oven to 325ºF. Mix together 1/4 cup of the sugar, lemon juice, flour, lemon zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a large mixing bowl. Add the apple slices and toss to coat. In a separate bowl, mix together the panko, cheese, melted butter, and remaining sugar.

Grease a 9 x 9-inch pan with butter. Make a one-inch-thick layer of apple slices on the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with the bread crumb mixture. Add another layer of apple slices and top with the remaining bread crumbs. Bake for 45 minutes or until brown and bubbly.

To serve, scoop out individual portions of the Brown Betty and place on serving plates. Top each serving with a scoop of maple–bacon frozen custard.

bacon recipe source: Tory Miller, L’Etoile, Madison, WI; James Beard Foundation

Monday, August 01, 2016


Maple Crème Brulée
5 egg yolks
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 cups whipping cream (35%)
1/4 cup maple sugar (for the brulée)

Maple Candied Bacon
6 slices thick cut bacon
2/3 cup pure maple syrup

Maple Crème Brulée

Preheat oven to 300ºF.

In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and maple syrup until the mixture is thick and pale yellow. Add cream and continue to whisk until well blended. Strain into a large bowl, skimming off any foam or bubbles.

Divide mixture among 5 ramekins or custard cups. Place ramekins in a water bath (large pan filled with 1 or 2 inches of hot water) and bake until set around the edges, but still loose in the center, about 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven and leave in the water bath until cooled. Remove cups from water bath and chill for at least 2 hours, or up to 2 days.

When ready to serve, sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of maple sugar over each custard. For best results, use a small, hand-held torch to melt sugar.

Top with Maple Bacon.

Maple Candied Bacon

Arrange bacon in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Bake in a 400ºF degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; drain fat.

Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF degrees. Pour maple syrup over bacon; flip to coat. Bake, flipping bacon and rotating pan halfway through, until bacon is golden brown and syrup is thick, about 35 minutes. (Keep a close eye on it for the last 10 minutes.)

Transfer bacon to parchment using tongs. Let cool to harden.

bacon recipe source: Ruby Reduction, May 14, 2012

Sunday, July 31, 2016


Serves: 4

1T toasted sesame oil
2 small-medium chayote squash, peeled and cubed (about 1″)
1/4 lb good bacon, diced
1 medium onion, diced
4 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup uncooked quick-cook brown basmati rice
sea salt, to taste

Add sesame oil and bacon to a cold Dutch oven or soup pot and heat on a medium high flame until bacon is rendered and crispy, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add onion and chayote and sweat veggies until onions become translucent, 5-7 mins, scraping up bacony bits from the pan as you go. Add stock, bay leaf and uncooked rice. Bring to a rolling boil; then cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30-35 mins or until chayote is very tender. Add salt to taste, if necessary.

bacon recipe source: Emily Stoffel, The Pig + Quill (@thepigandquill), December 20, 2012

Saturday, July 30, 2016


serves 2

4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch slices
1 brick frozen sanuki udon
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon dashi powder
1 teaspoon sugar
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 soft boiled egg, cut in half
sliced green onions, to serve

Soak your frozen udon in a bowl of warm water making sure that all of the strands of noodles are separate. Drain and set aside.

Over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp in a cast iron pan or heavy bottomed non-stick skillet. Drain off the majority of the fat and then add the drained udon noodles as well as the soy sauce, dashi powder, and sugar. Toss to coat the noodles and turn the heat to medium-high to slightly reduce the sauce, about 1-2 minutes. Turn the heat off, taste and season with freshly ground pepper to taste. Garnish with the sliced green onions and soft boiled egg.

bacon recipe source: i am a food blog, November 9, 2014

Friday, July 29, 2016


Makes around a 12-15 pancake bites, or one and a half pancake towers

For the pancake bites:
3/4 cup mochiko flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
3 strips of thick cut bacon

For the maple glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp milk (if needed)

Cook the strips of bacon till crispy. Drain the excess oil, pat dry and let cool. Chop the bacon into very small pieces. Set aside.

Whisk together the mochiko and all purpose flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the milk and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. If desired, sprinkle a few tablespoons of the bacon bits into the batter.

Heat a takoyaki pan over medium heat. Use a pastry brush to butter the pan. Pour the pancake batter into each hole, filling just to the top but not enough for the batter to overflow. The batter will rise, and some of the batter will spill a bit onto the sides around the hole. When the bites begin to bubble, use a wooden chopstick or skewer to test the doneness of the batter that spilled around the hole. If it feels hardened but still slightly tacky, use your skewers to flip the pancake bite over. Keep turning each bite in the pan until it is evenly golden brown. Transfer the bites to a plate and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk the maple syrup into the powdered sugar, one tablespoon at a time. Pouring all the wet ingredients into the powdered sugar at once will cause the glaze to turn very runny. Once you have incorporated all the maple syrup, add in the milk if the mixture is still too thick.

For assembly, stack the pancake bites in a pyramid. I did this by placing 5 in a circle and adding one to the middle. Then add 3 more for the 2nd level, and one for the very top. Drizzle the pancake bites with the maple glaze and sprinkle the remaining bacon bits on top.

bacon recipe source: Courtney, Fork to Belly (@Cocobunniee), February 9, 2015

Thursday, July 28, 2016


4 pounds of French fries (about 8 cups)
6 strips thick-cut bacon
1 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon dried parsley
3 cups beef stock
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups white Cheddar cheese curd

Start cooking French fries, however you have decided to make them, from scratch or store bought.

Place bacon in a frying pan and fry over medium heat until crispy, turning regularly. When bacon is done, transfer to a plate lined with paper towel and place paper towel over top to blot grease. Then cut into large chunks.

Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add all-purpose flour and whisk thoroughly until all lumps are removed. Cook for five minutes while the roux is bubbling. This will give the gravy a darker colour and will also cook out the raw flour. Slowly add the beef stock to the roux, whisking as you do to avoid lumps from forming. Once the stock has been added, reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking, uncovered. You need to keep the gravy piping hot so it will melt the cheese.

Place olive oil in a large frying pan set over medium-high heat. When hot, add the beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to thoroughly combine all ingredients and continue to cook until beef is completely browned. Taste, and adjust seasoning if necessary.

To plate, set a large handful of French fries on a plate or in a bowl. Spoon about 1 cup of beef over top of beef and some of the bacon over top. Top with cheese curds and then generously spoon gravy over top.

bacon recipe source: Kate's Cuisine, September 5, 2015

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


serves 2

200g halloumi cheese
200g streaky bacon
2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
200g green beans, ends chopped off
1 1/2 tbsp flaked almonds
2 leaves fresh sage
1 clove garlic, peeled and cut in half
butter (from your pantry)
salt and pepper (from your pantry)

Heat oven to 200ºC (400ºF).

Cut the halloumi into sticks – about 1.5 cm wide. Lay the bacon slices out on a board and scatter with chopped chives and freshly ground black pepper. Roll the bacon around the halloumi in a spiral to cover the halloumi stick. Place the halloumi rolls on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until the bacon browns and begins to crisp.

Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add beans and cook for 2 minutes. Once cooked, drain in a colander and rinse under cold water. Set aside.

Place a small pan on high heat and dry toast the almonds until lightly browned - about a minute. Toss often to make sure they don’t burn.

Put a frying pan on medium to high heat. Add a few knobs of butter. When the butter has melted, add whole sage leaves and garlic and cook for about a minute. Now add the beans to the frying pan and mix through with the butter sauce. Scatter with the toasted almonds.

To serve, divide the beans between the plates and place halloumi rolls on top.

bacon recipe source: DailyDish (@DailyDishForYou), 13 Garnet Park, 6 Drill Avenue, Montague Gardens, Western Cape, South Africa, 7441

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Yield: 6-8 servings

1 unbaked 9-inch pie-crust
6 oz asparagus, ends trimmed off
1 leek
3 slices bacon
3 eggs
5 oz freshly grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup milk
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stove. Once boiling, drop in the asparagus and quickly blanch for 30 seconds until bright green. Quickly drain water and run cold water over asparagus. Set aside to cool.

Fry bacon crisp in a cast-iron skillet over low/medium heat. Once crisp, remove from heat and set the bacon to drain on paper towels but do not toss the bacon grease! Crumble or chop bacon once cool.

Now, thoroughly wash the leek under cold running water. To do this most efficiently, peel off the first two layers and let water run all through. After washing, thinly slice the white part only of the leek.

Reheat your bacon-greased skillet over medium high heat then drop in the thinly sliced leek. Sauté for about five minutes, until leek is soft and translucent. Remove from heat.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, crumbled bacon and sautéed leeks. Prick crust all over with a fork, then sprinkle evenly with the cheese. Pour the milk and eggs mixture over the cheese.

Slice the blanched asparagus into 1 1/2" pieces on an angle and scatter over the cheese in the unbaked pie crust.

Carefully place filled quiche on a sheet tray and into the oven for 1 hour.

After 1 hour, the quiche should be puffy and golden. Let cool completely before slicing.

bacon recipe source: Fresh Tastes, PBS Food (@PBSFood)  

Monday, July 25, 2016


yield: 2 cocktail floats

3 slices thick-cut bacon
1 Tbsp brown sugar
3 oz bourbon
1 ½ cups root beer
2/3 cup vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet and lay the slices of bacon on it. Cook bacon for 15 minutes and then remove from oven. Sprinkle the slices of bacon evenly with brown sugar and cook for an additional 5 minutes until crunchy. Remove from oven to cool.

Once the bacon is cool, chop into tiny pieces (almost like bacon sprinkles!). Set aside.

In a large measuring cup with a spout, add bourbon and root beer and stir to combine; set aside. Evenly divide the ice cream between two tall glasses. Fill each glass with half of the bourbon and root beer mixture. Sprinkle with the candied bacon bits and enjoy!

bacon recipe source: Meghan, Cake 'n Knife (@cakenknife), February 12, 2014

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Makes 4 servings

1-1/2 lbs dry sea scallops
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped

For the grits:
1/4 lb thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
4-1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1-1/2 cups white (or yellow) corn grits
1-1/2 cups corn kernels (about 3 ears fresh corn)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate, drain all but 2 teaspoons of fat from the pan and reserve the remainder for later use.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion. Sauté until soft and just starting to turn golden. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in the grits and immediately reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring continually, until the liquid is absorbed and the grits are tender, 4 to 5 minutes.

Add the butter, reserved bacon, sautéed onion and corn. Combine well and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and set aside to keep warm.

Note: Grits will stiffen up a bit as they sit, so you may want to stir in a little warm milk or water just before serving to restore the creamy texture.

Pat the scallops dry with paper towels and arrange them in a single layer on a large plate. Combine the salt, sweet paprika, black pepper and sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture lightly over the scallops, turn and repeat on the second side.

Wipe out the pan you cooked the bacon in and heat the butter along with about 1 tablespoon of the reserved bacon fat over medium-high heat. Add the scallops in a single layer and sear until they develop a pale golden crust on the outside, a maximum of 1-1/2 minutes per side.

Scallops need about 3/4-inch of space between them in order to sear properly, so if the pan seems overcrowded, cook them in 2 batches.

Transfer the cooked scallops to a plate and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Reserve the pan juices for serving.

To serve, plate individual portions of grits, top with scallops and spoon some of the pan juices over all. Garnish with a sprinkling of chopped parsley and serve immediately.

bacon recipe source: Lynne Webb, MyGourmetConnection (@gourmetconnect

Saturday, July 23, 2016

3988. CABBAGE with BACON and ROOTS

Serves 6

large knob of butter
100g smoked streaky bacon, cut into small pieces
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
few thyme sprigs
1 celeriac, cut into batons
2 carrots, cut into batons
1 Savoy cabbage, shredded
small glass (125ml) white wine

In a large pan melt the butter. Add the bacon and sizzle for 5 mins until golden. Add the garlic and thyme to the pan and stir for 1 min. Take the pan off the heat, remove the bacon mixture and reserve.

Add the celeriac and carrot batons into the now empty pan with a little of the bacon-flavoured butter. Gently cook for 10 mins until soft, then add the cabbage and cook for 5 mins until it starts to soften. Add the bacon and garlic back to the pan, then add the white wine. Allow the wine to evaporate for a few mins then season the mixture and serve. This can be made ahead and left in the pan, then reheated.

bacon recipe source: Matt Tebbutt, Good Food Magazine, February 2010

Friday, July 22, 2016


Serves: 4

1.5 lbs multi colored sweet potatoes, diced
1 lb smoked bacon
2T ghee
1-2T chipotle seasoning
4 eggs

Place bacon on baking sheet and put in oven at 425*F for approx 15-20 min. Set aside in paper towels. Meanwhile, heat a cast iron skillet over med-high with ghee and add diced the potatoes. Season with chipotle seasoning. When potatoes can be softly pierced with a fork, approx 10-15 min, add in half of your cooked bacon, chopped, and crack 4 eggs over top. Cook on stove or in oven until egg whites are set. You may put a lid on to help steam. Sprinkle more chipotle.

bacon recipe source: Natasha Gildea, The Feisty Kitchen (@FeistyKitchen)

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Serves: 9 small burgers

1 large yellow onion, sliced into thin rounds
2 TBS butter, ghee, or coconut oil
1 pound ground meat
4 strips of precooked bacon
1 tsp unrefined salt
½ tsp chipotle chili powder
½ tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 TBS butter, ghee, or coconut oil for cooking burgers
1 avocado
lime juice
unrefined sea salt

a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce
lettuce for garnish

TO MAKE CARAMELIZED ONIONS: Melt the ghee, butter, or coconut oil on medium heat. Add onion rounds and saute slowly until golden brown. Push the onions around a bit to make sure they cook evenly. You can add a tablespoon of water if they begin to stick to pan. Mine usually take 20-25 minutes.

Mash together avocado, lime, and salt in a small bowl. Add optional hot sauce for some heat. Set aside.

Combine ground meat, chopped bacon, salt, and spices in a medium bowl. Mix to combine. Form into 9 small patties.

Heat 1 TBS of fat of choice in skillet on medium to medium high heat. Cook patties 4-5 minutes on each side, or until cooked the way you like it.

Serve over a bed of fresh lettuce. Top with caramelized onions and avocado.

bacon recipe source: Katja Heino, Savory Lotus

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


4 eggs
2 potatoes
2 pieces bacon
4 small rectangular slivers of cheese (to fit into the potatoes)
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
Parsley or cilantro to garnish
Optional toppings: chili flakes, salsa, avocado

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Microwave the 2 potatoes till cooked and cut them in half. Scoop out the insides of the potatoes - making little "potato boats" in the process. Add a sliver of cheese in each potato half and place potatoes on a baking tray. Brush potatoes with olive oil. Break an egg into each potato half and bake for 18-20 minutes. Cook strips of bacon and drain well on paper towels. Take the eggs out of the oven - making sure the whites are set. Sprinkle the potato skins with bacon and salt and pepper and parsley and chili flakes; avocados and salsa would make some super tasty toppings too.

bacon recipe source: Shashi, Runnin Srilankan (@RunninSriLankan), June 10, 2015

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Makes 8 - 4" waffles

1 Package Bacon (about 10 slices)
2 Eggs, separated
1½ cups Buttermilk
2 Tablespoons melted Butter, cooled
1 cup All-purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Yellow Cornmeal
1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Salt

¾ cup Honey
¼ cup Creamy Peanut Butter

WAFFLES: Cook bacon according to directions on the package. Once it's cooked & slightly cooled, crumble or chop into bite sized pieces (about ½").

Beat egg yokes, buttermilk and butter together in a large bowl. Set aside.

Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Gently add dry ingredients into the wet, mixing until just combined (do not over mix, there will be lumps).

Beat egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks (if you turn the bowl upside-down, they should stay put). Gently fold bacon pieces (leaving some aside for garnish) and egg whites into batter until just combined (there can still be lumps in the batter).

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Then preheat your waffle maker & follow the waffle maker instructions to cook, as each one is different. Pour the appropriate amount of batter into preheated waffle maker and cook until golden. After the first batch is done, place them on a rack or cookie sheet in the warmed oven in a single layer. Keep all cooked waffles in the oven while you finish the rest and then make the glaze. Don't stack the cooked waffles or they'll lose their crispness (unless you plan on re-heating them in the oven).

GLAZE: Combine honey and peanut butter together in a small bowl. Microwave for about 20 seconds and stir (if it's not warm enough, microwave it again for 10-15 seconds at a time, checking and stirring it each time).

Whisk until smooth and pourable (you can add more honey or maple syrup also). Top waffles with glaze.

bacon recipe source: The Blonde Buckeye, September 18, 2013

Monday, July 18, 2016


Makes 1–8 brownies, depending on how you cut them

2 1/4 cups blanched almond flour
1 cup (6oz) maple granulated maple sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sustainable palm shortening or ghee
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
3-4 pieces of bacon
About 1/3 cup maple syrup

For the candied bacon: Make the candied bacon before starting the brownies as it will need to cool down before breaking it up into tiny pieces for the topping.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

On a parchment paper lined rimmed cookie sheet, lay out the strips of bacon. You want the rim so that your bacon grease doesn’t run down into oven and start a grease fire.

Using a pastry brush, sweep a generous amount of maple syrup over each piece of bacon. You could also sprinkle maple sugar instead of using syrup, but I find that it takes less syrup and it goes on smoother and faster.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from oven and flip the bacon over. Brush the other side with maple syrup and return to the oven for another 8-10 minutes or until dark and caramel-y. Watch the bacon closely toward the end, it burns fast. Times will vary from oven-to-oven. For best results use an oven thermometer.

Remove from oven and cool.

Cut or break the bacon into small pieces. If they are too large the brownies will be difficult to cut later.

For the brownies:

Grease and line a 8×8 inch cake pan with parchment paper, leaving flaps on two sides of the pan for easy brownie removal. You don’t have to lay parchment paper both ways, just one set of flaps will suffice.

In a blender or coffee/herb grinder, pulse the maple sugar a few times to make it a finer grind.

Using a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt the palm shortening/ghee till it just becomes liquid. You don’t want it to be hot, just liquid. Remove from heat and let cool.

While the fat is cooling, combine the almond flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Now add the eggs and vanilla extract to the liquid shortening/ghee and lightly beat together.

Combine the egg/fat mixture with the almond flour mixture, mixing till combined and there are no lumps in the batter. Transfer the batter to the prepared cake pan and smooth the batter out as best as you can.

Sprinkle the bacon and pecan pieces evenly over the top of the batter and bake for 22-25 minutes.

When they’re finished cooking, remove the pan and allow the brownies to cool. Slice into squares.

bacon recipe source: Jenni Hulet, The Urban Poser (@TheUrbanPoser), June 21, 2013

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Approximately 16 servings

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
⅓ cup beer
1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
¾ cup fully cooked bacon pieces

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, beer and ranch dressing mix until well incorporated. Add cheddar cheese and bacon pieces and stir well with a large spoon to combine. Serve with pretzels.

bacon recipe source: Amy Brinkley, The Blond Cook (@theblondcook), January 10, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Serves 4

2 cup black-eyed peas
3 slices applewood-smoked bacon cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 small diced yellow onion
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup chicken broth (low-sodium)
4 large eggs
2 tbsp parsley freshly chopped for garnish
hot sauce for garnish

Bring a medium sized pot of water to a boil and season with salt. Add the fresh black-eyed peas and boil for 10 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and discard the water.

In a medium-sized sauté pan, cook the bacon over medium heat until the fat has rendered and the bacon is just crisp.

Remove the bacon pieces from the pan and add the onion to the bacon fat. Sauté the onion until tender and caramelized, about 10 minutes, stirring often.

Add the cooked black-eyed peas and sauté for 3 minutes more. Add the salsa to the pan along with the chicken broth and stir in the cooked bacon. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, uncovered, to meld the flavors.

Preheat the oven to 375°.

Coat 4 gratin dishes with cooking spray. Divide the black-eyed pea mixture evenly among dishes and make a small indentation in the center for the egg to rest in.

Crack 1 egg into a small bowl and gently pour it into a gratin dish. Repeat with the remaining eggs.

Place the gratin dishes on a baking sheet and tent the baking sheet with foil. Bake until the egg whites are cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve garnished with parsley and hot sauce, for those that like it hot.

bacon recipe source: La Victoria (@LAVICTORIAbrand), MegaMex Foods, LLC, Consumer Response, 1 Hormel Place, Austin, MN 55912

Friday, July 15, 2016


Serves up 8.

Curry Carrot Soup
2 tbsp butter
1 med size sweet onions cut in chunks
½ cup celery preferably the heart with leaves cut in chunks
5 pound peeled carrots cut in chunks
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp dijon
1 cup white wine
1 tbsp coarse sea salt
1 tbsp pepper
2 tbsp curry powder
4 cups vegetable stock
water (just to cover vegetables)
2 cups 35% cream

Candied Double Smoked Bacon
2 oz. minced red onions
1 pound bacon
¼ cup maple syrup

Curry Carrot Soup 

In a medium size pot melt the butter and sauté the onions and celery for 3 to 4 minutes; deglaze with white wine.

Add the carrots, vegetable stock, bay leafs, Dijon, salt, pepper, curry powder and add water to cover vegetables.

Bring to a boil; then simmer all ingredients till soft. Approximately 45 minutes.

Remove 2 bay leafs.

Puree in a blender till smooth consistency and finish with the cream.

Candied Double Smoked Bacon

Cut 1 pound bacon in lardon; ½ inch squares and sauté them in a frying pan on high heat; let sit till they start to brown then turn on all four sides.

Place the cooked lardon on paper towel to absorb the grease, wipe your pan dry then bring the bacon back to the pan.

Once they start to heat up again pour ¼ cup maple syrup and bring to a boil; then let reduce slowly so it coats each peace.

Let cool on parchment paper. Use as a garnish for the soup.

Thursday, July 14, 2016


1 – 10 Oz. Package Washed Baby Spinach
1 Recipe Candied Pecans (recipe below)
1 Recipe Mustard Curry Vinaigrette (recipe below)
12 Strips Bacon

Fry the bacon until crisp and lay it out on a paper towel. Pat the excess fat with more paper towels. Keep in a warm place until ready to serve.

Place the spinach attractively and evenly onto salad bowls. Top the salad with salad dressing, to taste. Sprinkle the candied pecans evenly over the salads. Cross two pieces of warm bacon on top of each of the salads. Serve while bacon is still warm.

1 Cup Pecan Halves
¼ Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Butter

Heat the brown sugar and butter until it is very hot and starts to bubble. Add in the pecans. Shake and toss the pecans in the sugar mixture until coated evenly and most of the mixture has disappeared. Pour the nuts onto a buttered piece of parchment. Separate the nuts with a spoon while they are still very hot.

1 tsp. Dry Mustard
2 tsp. Dijon Style Mustard
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 Tbsp. Water
1 Tbsp. Madras Curry Powder
⅓ Cup Red Wine Vinegar
⅔ Cup Olive Oil

Whisk together the dry mustard, dijon mustard, honey, curry powder and water. Whisk the red wine into the mixture. Whisk the olive oil into the mixture.

bacon recipe source: Euphemia Haye Restaurant & Haye Loft (@EuphemiaHaye), 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, Florida 34228

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


makes about 40

1/2 pound unsalted butter, browned
2/3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
pinch salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups All Purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
12 pieces Chocolate Covered Bacon, chopped (see note)
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
40 unwrapped Hershey’s Kisses

Preheat oven to 325. Line 2 baking sheets with a SilPat or parchment paper.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the browned butter for 3 minutes to cool, then beat butter with the sugars, salt, and vanilla, about 2 minutes. Add in the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition.

In a separate bowl, whisk the flour and baking soda. Add to the other ingredients on low speed, until just combined. Stir in the bacon and chocolate by hand. Chill dough for 10 minutes.

Portion out the cookies onto the baking sheets, roughly 12 cookies per sheet (I used a cookie scoop). Cookies will spread a bit, but not much. Allow 1-2 inches between cookies.

Bake for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. Remove and press a Hershey Kiss into the center. Return to oven for 2 minutes. They will likely not LOOK done, but they will be. Remove from oven and cool for 2-3 minutes on the pan, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an air-tight container.

Serve and enjoy!


These cookies appear undone at 14 minutes, but will be very light brown on the edges. They are done! Do not overbake.

To make chocolate covered bacon, you really only need two things: chocolate, and, um, bacon.

You can either use pre-cooked, store-bought bacon (that’s the easiest), or, you can bake the bacon until crispy, let it cool, and then pat the excess grease off of it.  From there, simply melt some dark chocolate and spoon it on to the bacon, thoroughly coating it.  Allow it to dry, and voila – chocolate covered bacon.

bacon recipe source: Susan Whetzel, (@doughmesstic), February 18, 2013

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Yields 6 servings

1/4 cup (60 mL) butter
2 onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup (60 mL) all-purpose flour
4 cups (1 L) milk
3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
2 cans (5 oz/142 g each) clams with juices

6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
1/2 cup (125 mL) bread croutons
3 green onions, chopped

Melt butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add onions. Cook until fragrant but do not brown. Add flour. Cook over medium low heat, stirring, for 5 min. Cool slightly.

Whisk in milk. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes, thyme, salt and pepper. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender (about 20 min).

Add clams and juices and heat thoroughly. Do not boil. Taste and add seasoning, if necessary.
Serve garnished with green onions, bacon bits and croutons.

bacon recipe source: Dairy Goodness (@100CanadianMilk), 1801 McGill College Avenue, Suite 700, Montreal, QC, H3A 2N4

Monday, July 11, 2016


Serves 4

12 ounces bacon, cut into large bite-sized pieces
8 to 10 dried red chilis
5 scallions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon minced or grated ginger
1 red bell pepper, diced
¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

1 tablespoon Chinese black vinegar, or substitute good-quality balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground Sichuan pepper

Prepare the sauce: In another bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, sugar, cornstarch, and Sichuan pepper. Stir until the sugar and cornstarch is dissolved and set aside.

Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat until a bead of water sizzles and evaporates on contact. Add the bacon and cook until crisp on the outside and cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

Drain all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease from the pan. Add the chilis and stir-fry for about 30 seconds, until the chilis have just begun to blacken and the oil is slightly fragrant.

Add the scallion whites, garlic, and ginger, and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the red bell pepper and stir-fry for another 30 seconds. Return the bacon to the pan. Pour in the sauce and mix to coat the other ingredients. Stir in the peanuts. Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle the scallion greens on top, and serve.

bacon recipe source: Diana Kuan (@dianakuan), Appetite for China, June 24, 2013

Sunday, July 10, 2016


Servings 4

375 g (¾ lb) spaghetti
115 g (¼ lb) bacon, chopped
30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
5 ml (1 tsp) crushed chili pepper flakes
125 ml (½ cup) white wine
375 ml (1 ½ cups) grated Pecorino cheese (or Parmigiano Reggiano cheese)
Salt and pepper

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti al dente. Keep 250 ml (1 cup) of the cooking water. Drain and lightly oil the pasta.

In a large non-stick skillet over high heat, brown the bacon in the oil. Season with pepper. Add the garlic and pepper flakes and cook for 2 minutes. Deglaze with the wine. Reduce the liquid for 1 minute.

Add the spaghetti, cheese and half the cooking water. Stir and cook over low heat for 1 minute or until the sauce thickens and sticks to the pasta. Adjust the seasoning. Add cooking water, if needed. Serve immediately.

bacon recipe source: Ricardo Cuisine (@RicardoRecipes)

Saturday, July 09, 2016


1 serving

1 slice bacon
about 3 cm daikon radish
a small amount green onion
a small amount tempura crumbs (optional)
a small amount umami seasoning
soy sauce, to taste

Cut the bacon into 2 cm pieces. Top with grated daikon radish, green onion and tempura crumbs, and it's done. Drizzle with soy sauce.

bacon recipe source: yakopuyo (member), Washoku.Guide (@washokuguide)

Friday, July 08, 2016


1 lb ground pork
¼ cup dried currants
8 strips bacon, diced
1 orange, peeled and diced
1 8oz can green chiles
½ 7oz can coconut milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon ground mustard
¼ teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon fat of choice

First, heat up your grill. If you are not using a grill, forget this step.

Now dice up your bacon. Maybe to 1 inch long strips/rectangles and throw them in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat.

While the bacon cooks, add your ground pork, currants, and spices to a bowl and mix together. Once the bacon is done cooking, add the cooled bacon to the mixture and mix all together.

Form into patties, however big you would like, and throw those little suckers on your hot grill. If you are not using a grill and just want to use your frying pan, pour the excess bacon fat into a jar/can to use later and add your pork burgers directly to that hot pan. They will need to cook for about 5-6 minutes/side depending how thick you made them and where you decide to cook them.

While the burgers cook on grill or pan, pull out a smaller saute pan, and add your fat of choice along with your minced garlic clove and heat up under medium-high heat.

Once the garlic smell fills the air, add your coconut milk, oranges, and green chiles to the mixture.

Add a bit of salt and pepper to the mix and stir. Turn the heat down low and let simmer for about 3-4 minutes.

Once the burgers are cooked through, top them off with the spicy orange dressing.

bacon recipe source: Juli Bauer, (@paleOMG), June 20, 2011

Thursday, July 07, 2016


Makes: 12 finger biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
4 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
2/3 cups milk

Preheat oven to 450ºF (230ºC). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl.

Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Stir in cheese, onion and bacon, mixing well.

Add milk all at once to dry ingredients stirring with a fork to make a soft dough.

Turn out onto floured surface and knead 8 to 10 times.

Roll out to an 8" (20 cm) square. Cut in half crosswise, then cut each half into 6 finger-shaped biscuits.

Transfer to prepared baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden.

Serve warm.

bacon recipe source: Robin Hood Flour, Smucker Foods of Canada Corp., Consumer Services Department, 80 Whitehall Drive, Markham, ON Canada L3R 0P3

Wednesday, July 06, 2016


Serves: 4

6 chicken legs
¼ cup strained bacon grease
½ cup BBQ spice or Cajun spice blend
2 tablespoons salt
1 cup BBQ sauce of your choice

Heat your smoker to 200 degrees. You can use an indirect heating method if you are using a bbq grill. You will want you smoker/grill rolling with heat before you put the chicken inside.

Amply rub each chicken leg down with the bacon grease.

While rubbing, coat the chicken leg with the BBQ seasoning.

Lightly season with salt unless your BBQ seasoning already contains salt. In that case, omit the extra salt. If you are unsure, taste the BBQ seasoning before using it. If it tastes salty then you probably shouldn’t add extra.

Place the chicken in the smoker/grill.

Keep the temperature around 200 – 225 degrees.

Flip the legs after 2 hours.

Cook for another 2 hours.

Brush the BBQ sauce on each side of each leg and allow them to cook for another 30 minutes.

Pull the chicken legs from the grill and brace yourself for the awesomeness which is soon to ensue.

bacon recipe source: The Unmanly Chef (@theunmanlychef), September 4, 2014

Tuesday, July 05, 2016


Makes 6 servings

1 tablespoon bacon fat or olive oil
1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast half
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 strips bacon, diced
½ medium onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups bone broth (see Notes)
1 15 oz. can stewed tomatoes, diced
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
¼ teaspoon dried chili flakes
3 cups tricolor radiatori or other short pasta
cup BBQ sauce (homemade or store-bought)
½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Warm bacon fat or olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in the pot. Cook until golden brown without turning, 6-8 minutes. Flip and cook for another 6-8 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate. Let cool for 5 minutes and then dice; it's OK if the chicken is raw in the middle as it will continue to cook when it's added back to the pot.

In the same pot, cook bacon and onion on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon crisps and onion starts to brown, 8-10 minutes.

Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add bone broth, tomatoes with juice, milk, thyme, chili flakes, pasta and diced chicken. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Uncover and continue simmering until pasta is cooked and liquid reduces, about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in BBQ sauce and cheese. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Notes: Bone broth is made by simmering meaty bones for hours until they break down and release vitamins and minerals.

bacon recipe source: Alison Strickland (@AlisonTCG), Two of a Kind, June 2, 2015

Monday, July 04, 2016


Makes 12

2 rashers streaky bacon, rind removed
450g/1lb self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
generous pinch salt
pinch baking powder
1 tsp English mustard powder
110g/4¼oz unsalted butter, diced
1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
50ml/2fl oz double cream
2 tbsp ready-made onion marmalade, plus extra to serve
200ml/7fl oz full-fat milk

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Preheat the grill to a medium-high setting. When the grill is hot, grill the bacon for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until crisp and golden-brown. Set aside on a plate lined with kitchen paper. When cool enough to handle, crumble into small pieces. Set aside until needed.

Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the mustard powder.

Add the diced butter to the bowl, then rub the butter into the flour mixture using your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Make a well in the centre of the dry mixture and add the beaten egg and cream, gradually drawing the dry mixture into the wet mixture using a wooden spoon.

Stir in the onion marmalade and reserved bacon pieces, then gradually stir in enough milk to make the mixture come together as a soft dough. (The mixture should not be sticky.)

Dust a clean work surface with a little flour. Turn the dough out onto the work surface and roll it out to a thickness of 2.5cm/1in. Stamp out twelve 5cm/2in rounds from the dough using a cookie cutter, placing them onto a non-stick baking sheet as you go.

Bake the scones in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until risen and golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before serving.

bacon recipe source: Ainsley HarriottGreat British Food Revival, BBC Food

Sunday, July 03, 2016


Serves 6

8 ounces spaghetti noodles
8 slices bacon, halved and sliced lengthwise
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, smashed
7 eggs, divided
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
3/4 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
Fresh parsley

Heat oven to 400 degrees (F). Cook pasta according to package directions; drains.

Grease 6 (10-ounce) ramekins or custard cups. Set aside.

Cook bacon until lightly brown; drain. Heat olive oil and garlic in a skillet over low heat about 2 minutes or until fragrant. Remove and discard garlic.

Whisk together olive oil, 1 egg, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper. Add pasta and bacon, toss until coated.

Twirl 1 cup pasta-bacon mixture using a fork; place in a ramekin. Create an indent in the center of each twirled nest. Repeat. Bake 5 minutes in oven.

Divide cheese among ramekins. Crack 1 egg into center of each ramekin. Return to oven.

Bake about 20 minutes more until egg yolks are set and egg whites are firm (do not overcook). Let stand 2 minutes. Remove from ramekins. Top with parsley.

bacon recipe source: San Antonio Express-News, February 9, 2016; Hali Ramdene for Better Homes and Gardens

Saturday, July 02, 2016


Yield: 12

12 strips of regular sliced bacon (avoid thick-cut as it will be too hard to wrap)
1 medium eggplant, slices into spears about 4 1/2 inches in length

For the glaze:
2 tbsp of honey
2 tsp of sriracha hot sauce

Preheat oven to 425F. Take one slice of bacon and wrap around eggplant fry, starting at one end and working to other end, allowing the bacon to overlap halfway with each new layer, and securely tuck in end piece. Repeat with remaining fries and place onto baking sheet. Bake for about 15-25 minutes or until bacon reaches desired crispness.

In a small bowl, mix the glaze ingredients. Remove fries from oven and quickly brush with glaze. Raise oven temperature to 450F. Place fries back in oven and cook for about 5 minutes or until bacon starts to blister, but make sure to constantly check on the fries so that the bacon does not burn. You can serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.

bacon recipe source: Kirbie's Cravings (@kirbiecravings), January 22, 2015

Friday, July 01, 2016


Makes: 4 servings

8 slices bacon
4 cups grapes
1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
Dash each salt and ground black pepper
6 cups baby spinach
4 ounces dilled havarti cheese, shaved
Pecan halves (optional)

In a 12-inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels reserving 3 tablespoons drippings in skillet.

Meanwhile, halve 2 cups of the grapes.

Add vinegar, brown sugar, salt and pepper to skillet. Heat 30 seconds just until warm.

In a large bowl combine spinach, and halved grapes; add warm drippings mixture. Toss to coat. Divide among 4 plates. Top with cheese and bacon. Serve with remaining grapes and pecans.

bacon recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens (@BHG

Thursday, June 30, 2016


1 lb. roast pork loin, cut into small pieces
6 oz. apple smoked bacon cooked, cut into small pieces
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 stalk of celery. finely chopped
1/3 cup beer (I chose a lager)
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp minced fresh sage
1 tbsp minced fresh parsley
pinch grated nutmeg
pinch allspice
pinch black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions, finely sliced
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 egg, beaten
2 cups grated sharp cheddar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the roast pork, bacon, beer, Worcestershire, carrot, celery into a medium sized pan over medium-low heat. Let come to a slow boil and stir in sage, parsley, nutmeg, allspice, black pepper.

Divide the pork filling mixture among 4 individual greased mini pie pans and bake in the oven for 50 minutes. Halfway through baking, cover the edges of your pies with aluminum foil to ensure the crust edge does not burn.

Meanwhile, for the balsamic onions, heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onions for 2-3 minutes, or until softened.

Add the sugar and vinegar, stir and bring the mixture to the boil. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the onions are sticky.

Remove the pies from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Carefully remove the pies from the pans*, brush the sides with the beaten egg yolk and place onto a baking tray. Spoon the balsamic onions on top of the pies and sprinkle over the cheese.

Bake the pies for a further 5-6 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted.

*Pie Tip: If the pies don’t release easily from the pan, run a butter knife around the edge. If it still does not release, the crust may not be fully baked, continue to bake for another 5-10 minutes.

bacon recipe source: Alisun "Sunny" Hernandez, For Your Pies Only (@foryourpiesonly

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Crème Brûlée
1⅓ cups (330 ml) heavy cream
⅔ cup (160 ml) whole or low-fat milk
¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar, plus more for caramelizing
Pinch sea salt or kosher salt
4 large egg yolks
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
1 tsp of fresh thyme

Candied Bacon
6 thick cut slices of bacon
⅓ cup (65g) of dark brown sugar

Cinnamon Whipped Cream
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp of powdered sugar
1 tsp of cinnamon

Crème Brûlée

On the stovetop, gently warm the milk, cream, salt and sugar in a small saucepan until the sugar melts.

Once the cream mixture starts to steam, but not boil, remove from heat and whisk in the scraped vanilla and fresh thyme. Drop in the split pod and let it rest for 30 minutes.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks together lightly. Remove the pod from the cream mixture and gradually add to the egg yolks until completely blended.

Pour the mixture into each dish until you almost reach the top of each and place them on a baking sheet with walls high enough to hold water up to the middle of each dish. Pour the hot water into the baking sheet and place into the oven for approximately 30-35 minutes. They should each barely quiver when you tap the sheet.

Remove the custards and let them rest on a cooling rack. When cool, refrigerate for approximately an hour (covered with plastic wrap if doing so overnight)

Candied Bacon

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F

In a medium sized mixing bowl, toss the bacon and brown sugar until all slices are evenly covered. Arrange each slice on a baking sheet lined with foil about an inch apart and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Check it at the 20 minute mark to see if it's looks crispy. It will continue to crisp once it's out of the oven.

When ready, place on a cooling rack and allow the brown sugar coating to harden.

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Combine cream, sugar and cinnamon to a medium sized mixing bowl and whisk (or use a hand mixer) until soft peaks form. I chilled ours for 15 minutes (while the bacon rested).

Caramelizing the Sugar

Before serving, add 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar to the top of each cooled custard and tilt until the entire top is covered lightly. Using a torch, wave over the sugar and tilt slightly until it melts and browns. Be careful will shifting the dish as the liquid sugar is very hot. Once caramelized, add the whipped cream and bacon.

bacon recipe source: Thyme & Temp (@thymeandtemp), April 26, 2015

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Yield: 6 servings

For the shortcakes:
6 slices bacon
21/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced
3/4 cup whole milk, plus more for brushing
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons finely chopped roasted salted peanuts

For the whipped cream:
1 cup cold heavy cream
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the caramel:
3/4 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of cream of tartar or 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons dark rum
4 bananas, thinly sliced

Make the shortcakes: Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, 9 to 11 minutes; drain on paper towels. Finely chop 2 slices of the bacon and roughly chop 4 slices; set aside.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pulse the flour, baking powder, granulated sugar and salt in a food processor to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture looks like coarse meal. Add the milk, vanilla and finely chopped bacon and pulse until the dough just comes together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a 5-by-7 1/2-inch rectangle.

Cut out 6 rounds with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter; arrange about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops lightly with milk and sprinkle with granulated sugar and the chopped peanuts. Bake until the shortcakes are puffed and golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile, make the whipped cream: Beat the heavy cream, confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and vanilla in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form; refrigerate until ready to use.

Make the caramel: Combine the granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons water and the cream of tartar in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, swirling the pan occasionally but not stirring, until the mixture is light amber, about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and carefully stir in the heavy cream and rum (the mixture will bubble). Return to medium heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 minute; add the bananas and roughly chopped bacon.

Split the shortcakes. Top with the banana mixture and peanut butter whipped cream.

Monday, June 27, 2016


4 servings

1/4 cup macadamia nuts
1 tbsp olive oil
100g hickory smoked bacon, trimmed, chopped
500g brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved
10g butter

Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Cook macadamias for 2-3 mins or until toasted. Chop.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook bacon, stirring, for 3 mins or until well browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate. Cook brussels sprouts in the pan, stirring, for 4 mins or until starting to brown. Add 1/3 cup water. Cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 4 mins or until brussels sprouts are just tender. Add butter and toss until melted. Toss through bacon and macadamia and season.

bacon recipe source: Coles Supermarkets (@Coles), PO Box 480, Glen Iris VIC 3146, Australia;

Sunday, June 26, 2016


1 cup dried chickpeas or 16 oz. can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans.
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons flour
Oil for frying

Place dried chickpeas in a bowl, covering with cold water. Allow to soak overnight. Omit this step if using canned beans. Drain chickpeas, and place in pan with fresh water, and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 5 minutes, then let simmer on low for about an hour. Drain and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper (to taste) in medium bowl. Add flour. Mash chickpeas, ensuring to mix ingredients together. You can also combine ingredients in a food processor. You want the result to be a thick paste. Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Slightly flatten. Fry in 2 inches of oil at 350 degrees until golden brown (5-7 minutes). Serve hot.

bacon recipe source: Thu Tran,, February 9, 2009

Saturday, June 25, 2016


4 servings

8 oz. (225 g) Halloumi cheese
5 oz. (140 g) Bacon, 8-10 slices
½ cup (120 ml) Sour cream
1 tablespoon Pesto

Preheat oven to 450°F (225°C). Cut halloumi cheese into 8–10 pieces. Wrap a piece of bacon around each piece of halloumi. Place on a baking sheet and bake in oven until golden brown, 10–15 minutes (turn at half-time).

Pesto dip: Mix pesto (to taste) with sour cream.

bacon recipe source: (@DietDoctor1)

Friday, June 24, 2016


2 halibut fillets
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon dijon
Ground pepper
12 strips of bacon
Brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, and place an ovenproof rack on top, and then set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 tablespoon dijon, and a dash of ground pepper until smooth.

Add the halibut cubes, toss to coat, and marinate for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, arrange bacon pieces on the rack of the prepared baking sheet so they do not overlap. Par-bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, (bacon should still be somewhat pliable).

Remove bacon from the baking sheet onto paper towels and pat dry.

Then re-line baking sheet with new foil, replacing rack back on top. Wrap each halibut cube with a strip of bacon, and secure halibut cubes onto skewers. Then place onto the rack bare halibut side down. (You can toss the marinade at this point.) Sprinkle the skewered wrapped halibut with brown sugar. Bake in preheated oven until the halibut cubes are opaque and the bacon is crisp for about 20 minutes.

Remove from oven once bacon is crispy.

These can be served hot, warm, or at room temperature. Plate to serve.

bacon recipe source: Andrew Pooch, Angling Unlimited (@AUalaska), Sitka, Alaska, July 19, 2013

Thursday, June 23, 2016


1 Dried Guajillo Pepper
1 Cup Very Hot Water
2 Strips Bacon
1 Egg
1 Cup Milk (Buttermilk or any other dairy milk)
1/3 Cup Honey
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup Pumpkin
1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Yellow Cornmeal
1/4 Tsp Salt
3 Tsp Baking Powder

Preheat the oven to 400. Place a cast iron skillet or heavy oven proof pan on medium heat. Slice off the stem of the guajillo and run your knife down the pepper lengthwise. Remove the seeds, place in a bowl, and pour the hot water over it. Let soak for 25 minutes or until soft.

Place the bacon in the pan and cook. Remove from the pan and drain off the excess fat, leaving a thin coating. Crumble the bacon and set aside.

Combine egg, milk, vegetable oil, honey, pumpkin and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, salt and powder. Add the flour to the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Thinly slice the pepper and add it to the mixture along with the bacon and stir to incorporate.

Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

bacon recipe source: Corrine Soave, Daily Ciabatta (@dailyciabatta), October 2015

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Serves: 6

1 lb cooked rigatoni
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
¼ cup melted butter
¼ cup flour
4 cups skim milk
1 (14 oz) packet Knorr® vegetable mix
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup cooked and chopped bacon
1½ cups grated swiss cheese, separated
½ cup Parmesan cheese
1 diced tomato

Dump cooked rigatoni and shredded rotisserie into a 9x13 baking dish. Toss around to evenly distribute ingredients through pan.

To make sauce: Melt butter in a large sauce pan. Add flour and stir to form roux. Let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Slowly add skim milk and stir until sauce thickens. After sauce has thickened, add Knorr® vegetable mix, salt, chopped bacon, 1 cup swiss cheese, Parmesan cheese and diced tomato. Stir to evenly mix in.

Pour sauce over pasta.

Top pasta/sauce with ½ cup swiss cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until pasta is heated through and cheese on top has melted.

bacon recipe source: Nikki, Chef in Training (@chef_n_training), March 30, 2014

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


6 ounces brussels sprouts, stems removed and cut in half
3 slices thick cut bacon, fried until crispy
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toased
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
2 large ripe avocados, cut in half and pitted
1 lime
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 small jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste if desired
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, optional

Chop the rough ends off of the brussels sprouts, then carefully cut them in half. Set aside.

Place the bacon in skillet and cook over medium heat until crispy. Place the bacon on a paper towel lined plate; set aside.

Add brussels sprouts to the pan you cooked the bacon in, cut side facing down, and cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, or until they have charred. Flip the brussels sprouts over, add a squeeze of lime to the pan (about 1 slice), and cook on the other side for one minute. Transfer the brussels sprouts to a cutting board. Let them cool for a few minutes, then, using a large sharp knife, roughly chop them. Set aside.

Roughly chop cooled bacon into small pieces. Set aside.

Add the sesame seeds to a large skillet over medium-heat; cook for 3-5 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to move the seeds around a little.

Remove the seeds when they darken and become fragrant. Set aside.

In a large bowl combine the pomegranate seeds, pitted avocados, remaining lime juice, red onion, cilantro, jalapeño pepper, salt, and cumin. Smash until smooth, then stir in chopped brussels sprouts, bacon, and sesame seeds. Serve with chips!

bacon recipe source: Ashley, Baker by Nature (@BakerByNature), December 5, 2014

Monday, June 20, 2016


Servings: 6

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon grated onion
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon chopped tarragon
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
12 ounces thickly sliced bacon
1 1/3 pounds ground beef chuck
1 1/3 pounds ground beef sirloin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 6 slices
6 hamburger buns, split and toasted
6 iceberg lettuce leaves
6 slices of tomato
6 slices of red onion

In a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the ketchup, red wine vinegar, onion, parsley, tarragon and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and refrigerate.

In a large skillet, cook the bacon over moderately high heat, turning once, until crisp, about 6 minutes. Drain and cut the bacon into large pieces.

Light a grill and fill a large bowl with ice water. Gently mix the ground chuck with the ground sirloin, salt and pepper. Form the meat into six 4-inch patties, about 1 1/4 inches thick. Submerge the patties in the cold water and let soak for 30 seconds. Immediately transfer the burgers to the grill and brush with some of the melted butter. Grill over high heat for 9 minutes for medium-rare meat, turning once or twice and brushing occasionally with butter. Top the burgers with the cheese during the last minute of grilling and let melt.

Spread the Russian dressing on the buns. Set the lettuce leaves and tomato slices on the bottom halves and top with the burgers, red onion and bacon. Close the burgers, cut in half and serve right away.

bacon recipe source: Laurent Tourondel, Food & Wine, June 2009

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Serves: varies

4 round pieces plain mochi (komochi), thawed
8 slices bacon
4"-6" bamboo skewers

¼ c. soy sauce
¼ c. sugar
Squirt of Sriracha sauce (optional)

For the sauce: Warm soy sauce and sugar in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in Sriracha sauce if desired. Set aside.

Cut each mochi round into 6 wedge pieces. If mochi is too hard to cut, place in microwave on high for 10 seconds at a time, until it gives in slightly when pressed. Do not let it get too soft, or it will be sticky and difficult to cut.

Cut bacon slices into thirds.

Place each piece of mochi on the end of one slice of bacon, then roll up with the bacon. Secure the end while threading onto a skewer. Place 2-3 pieces of bacon wrapped mochi onto each skewer, leaving a fingerswidth of space between pieces.

Heat a large cast iron skillet on high heat for a couple of minutes. Place as many skewers that will fit, leaving 1-2" between each.Lower heat to medium. Turn the skewers over every 30-45 seconds. After a minute, lower heat again to medium low, and keep turning the skewers. They are ready when bacon is cooked through and crispy, and the mochi is soft and oozy-- approximately 10-12 minutes. Remove from pan and serve immediately with sauce. Drain grease from pan between batches.

bacon recipe source: Lori, Guava Rose (@guavarose), August 22, 2014

Saturday, June 18, 2016


2 strips of finely chopped, crispy thick-cut bacon & the rendered fat
1 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of panko Japanese bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon or to taste Sriracha chili sauce

1 full pot of cooked, cooled short grain white rice, ideally sushi rice
1 package of nori seaweed sheets

Cut the nori in half diagonally with a pair of scissors. Take all the filling stuff, put it in a bowl, and stir very well. Form rice “patties” with your hands that are about a half inch thick and about 2 1/2 inches across. Take a small spoonful of the filling, put it on one patty, put a second on top, and mould into a ball or triangle shape, depending on how traditional you like your onigiri. Fold the triangular piece of nori around the rice ball when you’re ready to eat (don’t put it on in advance or it gets soggy and nasty).

bacon recipe source: Christopher S. Penn, June 26, 2011