If you’re reading this, we’re going to assume you’re not vegetarian and do in fact love bacon. Because otherwise, this would be upsetting to you and who wants that? So you love bacon, you already know how to make basic fried bacon (arguably the best thing ever). But you’re probably looking to add more bacon flavor to your foods and your life in general. Well, have we got a treat for you. Here’s a list of 12 ways to have bacon that range from more or less conventional to truly surprising.
1. Maple Bacon Cupcakes
Yeah, you can totally add bacon to your cupcakes for a fun savory twist. It’s not a secret maple syrup and bacon go really well together, so why not top off your cupcakes with maple drenched bacon?
2. Bacon Salt
Bacon is a savory food, there’s no argument about that. And if you’re here, scrolling through this list we’re assuming you want to taste it in most of your savory dishes. Well here’s a clever way to do it without having to cook a side of bacon all the time. Just cook a small batch, grind it up into tiny pieces, mix with salt and add to your salt grinder. Now every time you go to salt something you’ll get bacon flavor in it too.
3. Bacon Jam
It sounds awful, but if you love bacon as much as we think you should try it. It’s honestly a great invention. Cause jam on toast is fine, but bacon jam on toast is in a league of its own. It’s a flavor combo that wins every time.
4. Candied Jalapeno Bacon Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese is a basic comfort food. We all love it, we all grew up eating it. But combine it with bacon (or bacon jam) and some jalapeno peppers and you will elevate it to the level of fine cuisine. It’s spicy, it’s smoky, it’s cheesy – makes you salivate just reading about it, doesn’t it?