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Join me in my love of bacon!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 14, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Ok, so some of you will think I am crazy after saying this, but I just had my first plate of bacon today. Oh. my. gosh. I am in love with the stuff! How much do you all eat on a regular basis, how do you cook it (I put them on a baking sheet at 375 degrees for 20min), what do you like to eat with your bacon and lastly, what are your favorite recipes that include bacon? Man that stuff is great!

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on September 15, 2012
at 06:43 PM

Hell ya! ; ) LOL!!

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on September 15, 2012
at 02:31 AM

Omg you just made me cry.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on September 15, 2012
at 02:30 AM

Y'all seriously. Benton Bacon.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on September 15, 2012
at 02:29 AM

I swear by the ends & bits.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on September 15, 2012
at 02:29 AM

Seriously try Benton Bacon from TN. OFF THE CHAIN!

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on September 15, 2012
at 01:23 AM

haha thanks, I need to print this out in case I ever question myself

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on September 15, 2012
at 01:22 AM

haha this is perfect

C6f441a3410394366ef567ebe2d55d00

on September 15, 2012
at 01:21 AM

oh man that looks heavenly!

C6f441a3410394366ef567ebe2d55d00

on September 14, 2012
at 10:22 PM

That's the same brand I got! I love it!

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on September 14, 2012
at 10:22 PM

haha ah man, that's awesome!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on September 14, 2012
at 10:14 PM

You're not crazy. I grew up eating 99% kosher and never had bacon til I was 22. I have spent the years since making up for that. :)

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E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

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on September 14, 2012
at 10:28 PM

join-me-in-my-love-of-bacon!

1ce9661622ba354c61669ffe900a01ab

(552)

on September 15, 2012
at 06:43 PM

Hell ya! ; ) LOL!!

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19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on September 14, 2012
at 09:29 PM

I just had 12 slices for lunch. (No breakfast)

Second time this week I did it.

I ain't scared!

C6f441a3410394366ef567ebe2d55d00

on September 14, 2012
at 10:22 PM

haha ah man, that's awesome!

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on September 14, 2012
at 11:26 PM

If you are willing to eat some maple syrup, I highly recommend http://zenbellyblog.com/2012/06/29/bacon-jam/

Holy crap!

C6f441a3410394366ef567ebe2d55d00

on September 15, 2012
at 01:21 AM

oh man that looks heavenly!

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on September 14, 2012
at 11:12 PM

http://youtu.be/CaK9bjLy3v4

Jim Gaffigan - Bacon

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on September 15, 2012
at 01:22 AM

haha this is perfect

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on September 14, 2012
at 09:22 PM

I am LOOOVING Coleman brand bacon - it is naturally cured, no hormones, nitrates or nitrites. AND IT TASTES LIKE CANDY.

I put them on a foil-covered baking sheet in a cold oven, then set the oven to 400 degrees and they're PERFECT at 17-20 minutes.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

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on September 15, 2012
at 02:29 AM

Seriously try Benton Bacon from TN. OFF THE CHAIN!

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on September 14, 2012
at 10:58 PM

Dave Asprey's list of "lovely bacons:

applegatefarms.com

surryfarms.com

vanderosefarms.com

smokehouse.com

lobels.com

ncsmokehouse.com

blackpigmeatco.com

nodinessmokehouse.com"

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/hacking-your-bacon-iq-the-bacon-centerfold/

I'm a bit curious why he thinks pastured pork is neutral compared to the more favorable beef/lamb/eggs though: http://www.bulletproofexec.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/proteins.png

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on September 15, 2012
at 02:30 AM

Y'all seriously. Benton Bacon.

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on September 14, 2012
at 10:26 PM

I cook it on the stove top and then fry some veggies or sometimes even seafood like bay scallops/oysters/crab meat in the bacon grease. But if I'm gonna make an omelet, I'll crumble the bacon and add the bacon & veggies to scrambled eggs. What I'll also add crumbled bacon to is homemade mayo and put a nice big scoop of that onto bay scallops.
You could also wrap bacon around some jumbo scallops and bake those in the oven. I made these bacon-wrapped scallops for Christmas dinner and everyone loved it.
Several times a week, I will cook sliced baby red potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes in bacon grease until they're soft and then I put some of my homemade garlic aioli sauce on the potatoes. It is so good.

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on September 14, 2012
at 10:25 PM

join-me-in-my-love-of-bacon!

I do either pan-fry or oven, depending on how much I'm making, what time it is, and what I'm making it with. I probably get a package of bacon a week (I think it is a pound). I eat about 2/3 of it, my roommate eats the other 1/3.

Bacon is amazing all by its very own self! Eggs, of course, are an obvious choice. Put a ton on salad! Wrap scallops, other meat/seafood or veggies in it and grill. Dip it in a little dark chocolate (srsly, try it!) Bacon and avocado were meant to be together.

And of course... don't forget to save that PRECIOUSBACONFAT for cooking later (great to fry stuff in, or add some of the grease to steamed/stewed veggies for a little more fat&flavor), and making baconnaise! http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/10/the-food-lab-meatonnaise-mayonnaises-mayos-bacon-lamb-duck-beef-fats-science.html

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on September 15, 2012
at 01:23 AM

haha thanks, I need to print this out in case I ever question myself

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on September 14, 2012
at 10:10 PM

Trader Joes has a great house brand of uncured bacon. YUM! Also, the Applegate Farms Organic Sunday Bacon is good as well :)

Enjoy!!

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on September 15, 2012
at 02:29 AM

I swear by the ends & bits.

C6f441a3410394366ef567ebe2d55d00

on September 14, 2012
at 10:22 PM

That's the same brand I got! I love it!

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on September 14, 2012
at 09:20 PM

Ooh, I'm looking forward to the responses. I'll be cooking bacon for the first time tonight!

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on September 15, 2012
at 04:07 AM

Welcome to the dark side! Speaking of bacon, I JUST posted about Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Hard Cider on my blog. (Yes, shameless plug. Recipe HERE)

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on September 15, 2012
at 02:23 AM

Bacon-crusted Pizza. You know you want some. . .

http://thefreerangehuman.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/ketogenic-pizza/

Or how about some Paleo Bacon Chocolate-Chip Cookies?

http://urbanposer.blogspot.com/2012/08/pudgy-bacon-chocolate-chip-cookies.html

Although really, my four-year-old twins know the real way to eat it - Sneak fistfuls out of the refrigerator and hide behind the couch . . . Then go back in for more.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on September 15, 2012
at 02:31 AM

Omg you just made me cry.

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