We can’t help but get all excited about bacon, as you probably know from our previous posts here, here and here.
So when we learned that the Saturday before Labor Day is known as International Bacon Day we just couldn’t help but start drooling. We decided to have a little contest and ask our customers what their favorite bacon recipe is.
The winners get a t-shirt and bragging rights at their next barbecue. We thought we’d share a few of the more noteworthy recipes included in our contest.
Lucas treated us with this delightful entry...
Recipe: Cook up some tasty bacon. Do not overcook. De-grease it. Depending on your preference... break the bacon into bits, medium-sized pieces, or leave the bacon whole. Whip up some of your favorite pancake batter. While cooking the pancakes, munch on the bacon. But wait, there's more! While cooking the pancakes, before the batter stiffens or becomes too bubbly (as pancake batter is wont to do), toss in your bacon. Finish cooking the pancakes, now imbued with bacony goodness. Cover the bacon pancakes with your favorite topping and enjoy!
Rick blew our minds with his entry of...
Recipe: 8 strips of bacon (thick cut preferred), 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1 cup white sugar, 3 teaspoon corn starch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup water. Cut uncooked bacon into about 1/2" square pieces and cook in frying pan. Drain and set aside. Mix dry ingredients, then add vinegar and water, whisking constantly. Add in bacon and place back into frying pan to cook for few minutes to thicken it up (but not like syrup). Pour over leaf lettuce or other similar greens. Keep covered in the fridge and can be warmed up in the microwave.
may be a simple recipe, but we can’t wait to try it. And he sure didn’t have to tell us that last part. Way ahead of you, Ed!
Recipe: Wrap your shrimp, chicken or cream cheese stuffed jalapeno peppers. Secure the bacon with toothpicks and grill to perfection. Enjoy with your favorite cold beer.
Hans hit us with a classic.
Recipe: 1 lb bacon, 1 frying Pan, 1 loaf bread, 1 bottle mayo, 1 tomato, 1 head lettuce. Fry bacon till crispy in 1 tsp of oil. Layer as follows: Bread - Bacon - Tomato – Lettuce - Bacon - Mayo – Bread.
Ryan offered up this delicious treat, but with a catch!
If you just want to try it you'll have to make it to the Wisconsin State Fair next year.
Andy came up with probably the most inventive, yet refreshingly simple, recipe of all.
If our high school French is accurate (a questionable notion at best), Andy’s recipe translates loosely to, “Don’t contaminate the magnificence of bacon. Eat it with nothing else.” We couldn’t agree more.
No matter how you enjoy International Bacon Day, we hope you do it with friends, family, loved ones or whoever makes you smile as much as bacon. And have a great Labor Day too - you’ve earned it!