Bacon fanatics out there have found brilliant ways to insert bacon into their daily lives. From portable bacon such as bacon bits or bacon in a squeeze bottle, to bacon on a whole 'nother level with bacon vodka, bacon taco shells, bacon floss and toothpaste, and even bacon soda.
The possibilities are endless.The ultimate bacon freak loved bacon so much, he created bacon lube just so he could take his bacon to bed and eat it, too. Heck, Lady Gaga wore a meat dress. It should’ve just been made out of bacon, maybe that could've expanded her fanbase to dogs.
Yep, we just can’t get enough of bacon, and honestly, who can? So we came up with a fool-proof recipe for our readers to enjoy anytime of the day, because sharing is caring.
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DIY Bacon Butter
1 cup (or 2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup chopped *bacon
*A cup is approximately 6-8 strips of bacon.
1. Bake the bacon at 375 F on a rack for 20 to 25 minutes. The rendered fat should be set aside and can also be used to make eggs. See? Nothing goes to waste.
2. Combine the softened butter and chopped bacon in a bowl. For a sweet variation, add 2 tablespoons of honey.
3. Store bacon butter in the fridge overnight to allow it to firm up again.
Juice tip-off: Bacon butter goes best with grilled cheese sandwiches.
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Bringin’ Home the Bacon
If you’re too lazy to make your own bacon goods, Marty Adriano (a.k.a. Mad Meats) is a genius who makes his own bacon. His artisan bacon takes a week to be smoked. For orders contact him at 0917 898 7804.
Mamou serves up Bacon Steaks: thick cuts of pork fried in butter. What more could you ask for?
Even Mangetsu makes its own homemade bacon grilled on skewers. Since it's grilled, that means it's healthy, right? Right?
So you like your bacon on the thin and crunchy side? Route 196 serves up a platefuls of Crispy Liempo. It’s perfectly crisp and fatty, and goes extremely well with an ice cold bottle of beer.
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2nd's serves up some Bacon Chicharon on their menu. Yup, you read that right. Two of your favorite things in the world are now one. There's even an option to fatten it up a little more by tossing it in some buffalo sauce and serving it with a side of blue cheese. But the best thing about it? These babies stay crisp even when you take them home with you.
Sweet Bacon Surrender
If you can’t decide if you want something sweet or salty, bacon is also now a key ingredient in some desserts.
Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza serves up some Chocolate Covered Bacon with a side of whipped cream. Food can’t get any sexier than that.
If you’re thinking of a cool breakfast, Pinkerton’s Candied Maple Bacon Ice Cream tastes like frozen waffles with heaps of bacon bites in every spoonful. To order call 0917 361 1329 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How bout some Bacon Jam? Man Eat Manila’s own concoction of this jam packed with bacon, onions, and spices can make any grilled cheese taste like a Nobel Peace Prize worthy sandwich. Email him at email@example.com to place an order.
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Got a hankering for bacon but can't stand the guilt that comes after? Marty’s Baconette Strips are chips that look and taste like bacon but contain no meat. I guess there is such a thing as vegetarian bacon, but as purists we believe there's no beating the real thing. A life without bacon is a life we don't want to know.
Check out Juice 50, where we voted bacon ingredient of the year, for more things to eat, buy and try in the coming months!