Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Warning, Meat Dodgers -- Bacon Explosion!

I love when my friends email me goodies like this:

Battered & Breaded Bacon Strips
Lather cold bacon strips in buttermilk or whipping cream, then cover strips with cornmeal flour. Drop into hot oil in a pan or deep fryer.
Pineapple Bacon
Mix pineapple, honey, sugar, salt with blender. Glaze bacon and bake in oven. Add pineapple chunks to finished product.
Garlic Bacon
Sprinkle bacon strips with garlic powder or garlic salt and cool for a couple hours. Add minced garlic cloves to bacon while frying or baking. When finished, lightly glaze with butter.
Chocolate-covered Bacon
Combine chocolate chip morsels, tsp or so of vanilla extract, dark corn syrup in double boiler. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until contents melt. Add cooked bacon strips or chopped bacon. Remove strips with tongs or spoon for chopped chunks, place onto wax paper. Chill in fridge.
Peppered Bacon
Mix chopped jalapeno peppers, black pepper, red pepper flakes, honey and hot sauce in blender. Glaze bacon with mixture. Fry or bake (preferably bake to avoid pan mess).
Nacho Cheese Bacon
After cooking bacon, pour hot nacho cheese sauce atop strips. Add lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream and salsa. Eat with nacho chips or tortilla/pita bread.
Pizza Bacon Pita
Smear round pita bread with marinara sauce. Add cooked bacon to pita and sauce. Add any desired additional toppings. Sprinkle mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top. Bake in oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
McBacon and Cheese
Chop cooked bacon and add it to macaroni and cheese. Mix well.
Bacon Poppers
Wrap single strips of bacon around scoops of sour cream or cream cheese with (optional) jalapeno buried within. You can also cover the scoop of sour cream or cream cheese with chopped bacon. Place the scoops on wax paper, or put in muffin tray. Cover balls with cornmeal flour. Freeze. When ready to eat, deep fry or pan fry.


Jody Hedlund said...

Chocolate covered bacon?! That is so interesting! Not sure if I can handle that thought so early in the morning! :)

Jessica said...

That's a ton of bacon. LOL

Janna Qualman said...

Bacon? *sniff sniff* Bacon!

Angie Ledbetter said... of both worlds with the salty sweet? :)

Yes ma'am, Jessica.

Nuttin' like it, hunh, Janna?

Literary Nut said...

That's a lot of bacon!!

Melissa Marsh said...

I draw the line at bacon and chocolate!

TheWritersPorch said...

Angie....who knew bacon could be so diverse!
I may try the buttermilk/cornmeal one. Anything is good dipped in buttermilk and cornmeal then fried!

~jill said...

your followers are going to all have heart attacks if you keep posting stuff like this for them to try and then what will you do?

Debbie said...

Good heavens. That's a lot of bacon, lady.

Ang said...

I love me some bacon. I can honestly sit down and eat a whole pound of crispy fried bacon all by my little self. I actually saw the recipe for the battered and breaded bacon on a recipe website. I'm not that risky when trying stuff like know the deep fried candy bars and such. Very interesting post and maybe I'll try a few...the McBacon and Cheese sounds tasty.

Kathryn Magendie said...




PETAL PUSS!! wahhh!

(chocolate covered - oh geez....god no, Angie *laughing*)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Yes ma'am, LN.

MM, I would try it once just for the novelty. :)

Carol, I've tried the coated variation before. Mmm mmm good! I've had it coated in flour and fried, and also covered in potato buds.

Durn, Jill, guess I'll have to get some new ones who are young & healthy. LOL (But seriously, they really are irreplaceable!)

For real, Debbie. But then, I'm a lotta woman. hehe

Ang, I love it too, but don't have it real often.

LMBBO, Kat. I was hoping you wouldn't drop by today. :)

Cheffie-Mom said...

Can we say bacon? Chocolate covered bacon???? Very interesting!!

Suldog said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Bacon. Bless you.

Michelle H. said...

Bacon . . . glorious bacon! But I'm not sure I'm chocoholic enough to try that one. And the battered deep-fried bacon is making my thighs expand and I haven't even tried it yet.

lizspin said...

I do not think that chocolate and bacon make good bedfellows. . .

Jane! said...

I'm still awed by the idea that someone would deepfry bacon - after it was already fried.

I like mine on a peanut butter sandwich.

Jenn Johansson said...

Wow... are you a member of the bacon of the month club? ;)

Anonymous said...

Ahh, the smell of bacon as I come out of a tent. Not much wrong with this storyline.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Cheffie, lemme know if you try it, please!

Thanks, Suldawg. :) I take it you're a bacon lover too.

Michelle, you must try it once!

Stranger foods have mated, Liz. :)

Jane, now that's truly unusual.

Is there really such a thing, Jenn? I'll have to look into getting a membership.

Sooooo true, Oren! With camp coffeepot going, naturally.

KLo said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm : )

Texasholly said...

Holy crap. That was the most awesome post ever.

kimmi said...

Bacon! Soon there will be ripe tomatoes and we'll leave on BLT's most of the summer. ; )

hugs and praying.

colbymarshall said...

so this would be a bad time for a swine flu comment?? Wink WINK!

Angie Ledbetter said...

KLo, I feel the same.

TexasHolly, thanks for coming by. Love your blog. :)

I cannot wait for my summer maters to go on the BLT, Kimmi!

LOL, Colby, LOL.

Amie said...

Since Colby didn't actually MAKE a swine flu comment, I will . . .

If the pork industry fears some anti-pig backlash as a result of the swine flu, they should just take out ads pointing people to this post. Even the most freaked out hypochondriac would have a hard time resisting such alluring bacon recipes!

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