Nobody in their right mind throws away bacon. You’re either already stocked up on bacon, about to stock up, fresh out, or you might find yourself with some leftovers. Here are 10 genius ways you never knew to eat bacon.
You add parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper and even Milk Duds to your popcorn. Why don’t you add what you really want? This recipe from Foodnetwork.com makes a brown sugar-glazed bacon popcorn you’ll want to sneak into the theater.
When you really love a food, the inclination to liquefy it and smother it on everything may be strong. And you can do that with this recipe for bacon sauce from Sptimes.com. It’s essentially bacon gravy. I think my heart may have just stopped.
While some people are going low carb by wrapping their protein in lettuce, you can do the complete opposite and wrap your lettuce in bacon! Epicmealtime.com will show you how to make a bacon weave — essentially a bacon basket you put other food in.
Instead of making stromboli, swap out the puff pastry for, you guessed it, bacon! Some fans named it a bacon explosion, but whatever you call it, you’ll love this recipe from Bacontoday.com that essentially rolls up sausage, bacon and barbecue sauce.
You may have tried dark chocolate with bacon bits sprinkled on top. This recipe is just honest about what we really want: a higher bacon-to-chocolate ratio. Instead of making chocolate-covered strawberries, try this recipe from TasteofHome.com for chocolate-covered bacon.
You can candy just about anything else by adding sugar, so why not candy one of the greatest foods on the planet? Try this delicious recipe from Foodnetwork.com — it tosses the bacon in a brown-sugar-and-cayenne mixture.
This is a life hack everybody needs to know that delivers bacon browned perfectly on both sides, and requires almost zero work from you! Simply cut strips of bacon in half and fill up your waffle-iron squares with them. Close the waffle maker and let the bacon cook for three-to-four minutes. If they’re not done after that, they usually only need another two-to-three minutes. This video from Seriouseats.com will make sure you get it right.
You might need to pray to the gods of cholesterol after this method, but it could be worth it. We got this idea from Onegoodthingbyjillee.com. Save the bacon fat left over each time you make bacon, freeze it in tupperware, and when you cook more bacon, melt some of the stored fat in a pan, and cook your bacon in it. Not sure why it works, but you’ll have bacon that’s crispier than you ever imagined.
If you live in a big city, you’ve probably smelled the heavenly aroma of these treats coming from food trucks, particularly in front of night clubs when they close — genius marketing! But you can make bacon-wrapped hot dogs at home and stuff them with cheese. Or whatever you want. Allthecooks.com will show you how to do it.
Wrapping a childhood comfort food in bacon? We’re on board. Baconunwrapped.com will show you how to do it. A bigger challenge will be which of the dozens of amazing dipping options you go with — ranch, barbecue, sriracha, ketchup, Dijon — it’s up to you.
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