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(The Consumerist)   Today is International Bacon Day. This is not a drill. Today is International Bacon Day   (consumerist.com ) divider line
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2013-08-31 10:29:25 AM  
Just to save everyone time, the best bacon in the country is from a small place in Connecticut called Nodines. Buy the apple smoked stuff by the slab. It's proof that God loves us and wants us to be obese.
 
2013-08-31 10:40:03 AM  
I already celebrated.
 
2013-08-31 11:03:36 AM  
From FARK alone I'd swear every day was bacon day.
 
2013-08-31 11:08:50 AM  
Mmmm...Bacon
 
2013-08-31 11:19:44 AM  
Could go for one of these right about now:

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-31 11:21:52 AM  
I hit the farmer's market this morning for fresh romaine lettuce and tomatoes.  BLTs on the menu for dinner.
 
2013-08-31 11:21:59 AM  
Once every few months I'll allow myself to buy a 2lb pack of thick sliced bacon and spend about a week having an over easy egg sandwich on toast and 4 slices of chewy bacon every morning. I figure the day I finally die of a heart attack will be one of those weeks.
 
2013-08-31 11:41:49 AM  
Came here looking for super-biatchin' bacon recipes. Please do not disappoint. What's your favorite, out-of-the-box idea for cooking with bacon?

Thanks!
 
2013-08-31 11:51:48 AM  
What should I make for breakfast?
 
2013-08-31 11:53:01 AM  

empres77: What should I make for breakfast?


Difficulty: LOW CARB
 
2013-08-31 11:55:35 AM  
 - one pound pack of bacon
 - one brick of pepperjack cheese
 - one small container of black olives
 - one container of premade garden salad
 - one pack of croutons
 - one bottle of ranch peppercorn dressing

Fry bacon to taste.  Dice cheese.  In a salad bowl, mix salad, olives, diced cheese, bacon and croutons.  Poor some salad dressing on top.  Bone appetite!
 
2013-08-31 11:56:15 AM  
Clearly I need to do my duty and go buy some bacon.
 
2013-08-31 11:56:30 AM  
today is also caturday, so don´t forget to share some delicious pork product with your furry master.

Djembe:

quick and dirty. fry some bacon and set aside, drain the excess fat. prepare some instant noodles, season and drain, re-heat the frying pan, stir fry the noodles on the left over fat, ad the bacon back. remove from the fire, sprinkle ground cheese on top and eat from the frying pan.
 
2013-08-31 12:03:56 PM  

Djembe: Came here looking for super-biatchin' bacon recipes. Please do not disappoint. What's your favorite, out-of-the-box idea for cooking with bacon?

Thanks!


Bacon Jam. You're a Nazi Communist alien from Sirius is you do not make this at least once in your life. This will put make all your problems fade into the distance and is better than a speedball of heroin and cocaine. You will become irresistible to the opposite sex and you will be come rich and famous.

bakedbree.com


Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam

1 lb thick cut peppered bacon1/2 red onion, diced1 garlic clove, minced2 tablespoons dark coffee, finely ground1/3 cup pure maple syrup1/4 cup Bourbon
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and lay the bacon sliced on the sheet. If the bacon doesn't fit, use 2 baking sheets. Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until the bacon is golden brown and crispy. Keep a close eye while it's baking- you don't want it to get over done.

Let the bacon cool on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes. Remove the bacon and place it on a cutting board but DO NOT remove the foil. Carefully pour the bacon grease from the baking sheet into a large, heavy skillet (preferably cast iron if you have it). You should have about 2 tablespoons of bacon grease. Heat it over medium heat, then add the onions and garlic. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent. While the onion cooks, cut the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces. Add the bacon to the pan and toss it all to combine. Cook for about 3 minutes.

Add the maple syrup and coffee grounds to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes. If it seems like the bacon mixture is too dry (there should be a bit of liquid at all times), add a couple tablespoons of water to the pan. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the Bourbon and cook for another 20 minutes, adding water as needed.

Transfer the bacon mixture to a food processor and pulse a few times. The jam should not be completely smooth, but should have some texture.

Transfer the bacon jam from the food processor to a jar and cover with the lid. Cool completely before putting it in the refrigerator. The jam will keep for 2 weeks.
 
2013-08-31 12:12:08 PM  
Approves:

www.arlnow.com
 
2013-08-31 12:14:35 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Once every few months I'll allow myself to buy a 2lb pack of thick sliced bacon and spend about a week having an over easy egg sandwich on toast and 4 slices of chewy bacon every morning. I figure the day I finally die of a heart attack will be one of those weeks.


I love the homemade bacon/egg/cheese breakfast sandwich.

I would have to say the BLT is my favorite, if only because it demonstrates the power of bacon (to make even lettuce and tomato alone taste awesome).

Laziest bacon recipe:  Take one slice of bread.  Slather with mayo.  Place two slices of bacon on bread and fold.  Heating optional.
 
2013-08-31 12:35:51 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Once every few months I'll allow myself to buy a 2lb pack of thick sliced bacon and spend about a week having an over easy egg sandwich on toast and 4 slices of chewy bacon every morning. I figure the day I finally die of a heart attack will be one of those weeks.


I haven't the willpower. Every four months I buy a one pound pack, fry it up and eat it all in one sitting.

/since acquiring a dog, closer to 3/4 of a pound for me
//she loves Bacon Day
 
2013-08-31 12:41:06 PM  
I am eating bacon now so I am really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2013-08-31 12:42:35 PM  
My favourite way to make bacon (especially thick cut) is putting it in the oven now. Put the oven up to 450, takes about 8 minutes (with flipping the bacon at the 5 minute mark). It always comes out perfectly straight and crispy that way. It leaves me time to prep when I make my bacon, fried egg (done this way) and extra aged cheddar breakfast sandwich (using french bread). So, so good but eaten rarely since it is a calorie and fat bomb.
 
2013-08-31 12:56:29 PM  
Just had a BLT with fresh garden tomatoes.

/yum
 
2013-08-31 01:03:43 PM  

A General Disdain For All Of Humanity: Just had a BLT with fresh garden tomatoes.

/yum


going to do the same in a few short minutes.  Using a horseradish mayo, fresh garden L as well as T.  Store brand bacon that was on sale, shiat is still good as hell.
 
2013-08-31 01:04:58 PM  
With alla these comments, recipes etc, owizzit that no one at all votied for this thread?  I just may, en route out.  Got some low fat synthetic turkey bacon (fake! fake! imposter!!!) in freezer to take unfair advantage of, mayhap this eve.
 
2013-08-31 01:13:47 PM  
Ended up making bacon and cheese omelets with OJ and organic coffee on the side.
 
2013-08-31 01:23:55 PM  
Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfarker. Pigs sleep and root in shiat. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eat nothin' that ain't got sense enough to disregard its own feces.
 
2013-08-31 01:29:07 PM  
Break out the Hempler's!!

Jon iz teh kewl: I ain't buyin' bacon again till Washington starts shipping their weed bacon elsewhere in this great country.


What? Details, Man, Give Me The Details!

/resides in watfington state
 
2013-08-31 01:34:28 PM  

flucto: Just to save everyone time, the best bacon in the country is from a small place in Connecticut called Nodines. Buy the apple smoked stuff by the slab. It's proof that God loves us and wants us to be obese.


On the Best Coast, that would be the Johnson Family Smokehouse, in Lacey WA.

They sell trail mix. A chopped up bits of smoked cheese, and meaty bits.

Here's their clicky, you can smell the smoke o'er the web.

http://www.johnsonsmokehouse.com/index.html
 
2013-08-31 02:17:55 PM  
Still trying to come up with a way to combine pancetta, Canadian, beef and regular bacon.
/other pasta dishes
 
2013-08-31 02:43:22 PM  
Best Sunday Brunch Casserole I ever made:

1 lb. center-cut bacon
1 8-oz package of sharp cheddar cheese
1 dozen large eggs
1/4 C milk
1 small red onion
1 10-oz package of fresh baby spinach
salt, pepper, whatever spices you want to taste (I enjoy a good hot sauce)
1 casserole dish - I use a 2L glass dish with handles. The space for the casserole is square, but has a slightly smaller base than it does an opening, so it sort of looks like this:  \_/

Pre-heat the oven to 375F.

1. Remove bacon from package and create two woven mats with the bacon - the first one should be just slightly bigger than the bottom of the casserole dish, which should leave enough bacon to make the second one larger than the first.
2. Place the first bacon weave in the casserole dish - you will not need to grease the casserole dish, the bacon will do that for you.
3. Dice the onion - place 3/4 of it over the bacon weave in the dish, set the other 1/4 aside with the second bacon weave.
4. Open up the package of spinach and pour all the spinach into the casserole dish. Don't worry if it seems the volume is too much for the dish - it will cook down.
5. In a separate bowl, add the milk and all the eggs together, and beat until a uniform mixture is achieved. Pour this mixture into the casserole dish, over the spinach. Add seasonings at this stage, so that it will be simmering with the egg and spinach while it cooks.
6. Place the second bacon weave on top of this, and then add the rest of the onions on top.
7. Open up the package of shredded cheddar cheese and cover the top of the casserole so no bacon or onions can be seen. Depending on the size/shape of your casserole dish, this will either take 6 oz. or the full 8 oz. to achieve.
8. Pop that sucker in the oven and time it for 40-50 minutes, depending on altitude (I live in a higher elevation, so it takes less time for things to bake here). The cheese should have a sort of mottled shell look to it, and be very crispy around the edges. The bacon will be done but not exactly crisp (like it would if baked alone or pan-fried), and the egg/spinach/onion mix will be solid, not mushy.
9. Cut casserole with a knife, but serve with a ladle so the integrity of the layers is not too disturbed.

I've served this while company was over, and despite how hearty a serving is, almost everybody asked for seconds, even the guys who don't like to eat veggies.
 
2013-08-31 02:49:26 PM  
An undeniable truth:

Bacon makes everything better!
 
2013-08-31 02:52:47 PM  
I had cole slaw with bacon in it today.  Definitely different.
 
2013-08-31 03:30:40 PM  
I, for one, am sick of the bacon fetishists in this country. It's salty meat, people! Nothing glorios about that!
 
2013-08-31 03:31:16 PM  
Or glorious, even
 
2013-08-31 04:37:30 PM  

Bela_Bar-talk: I, for one, am sick of the bacon fetishists in this country. It's salty meat, people! Nothing glorios about that!


Bela_Bar-talk: Or glorious, even


WOOLD THE BLASPHEMER!!11!
 
2013-08-31 04:49:06 PM  

Slam1263: On the Best Coast, that would be the Johnson Family Smokehouse, in Lacey WA.


I would trade. You will make out in the trade though.
 
2013-08-31 04:50:20 PM  

carnifex2005: My favourite way to make bacon (especially thick cut) is putting it in the oven now. Put the oven up to 450, takes about 8 minutes (with flipping the bacon at the 5 minute mark). It always comes out perfectly straight and crispy that way. It leaves me time to prep when I make my bacon, fried egg (done this way) and extra aged cheddar breakfast sandwich (using french bread). So, so good but eaten rarely since it is a calorie and fat bomb.


Wrong, wrong, wrong! Who the heck wants to eat an egg with the white cremated? You 'fry'  the egg in butter at a very low temp, add a little water and cover until the white has 'glazed' over. Runny yolk, no runny white. But I only eat the yolk, can't stand the slimey whites.
 
2013-08-31 07:02:31 PM  
Breakfast on a day like this:
dudefoods.com
 
2013-08-31 07:38:24 PM  
Just did my part.
 
2013-08-31 07:40:06 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Bacon.  A big, farking pile of lovely, lovely bacon.
 
2013-08-31 09:57:46 PM  
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