Bacon needs no introduction. This crispy, decadent pork food acts as a delicious addition to many meals and dishes. Everyone knows that bacon makes a tasty add-on to a hearty breakfast. Many people also know that it tastes great on sandwiches such as a B.L.T. or a turkey club. There are, however, many other ways to incorporate bacon into your dishes. Here is a look at 10 surprising yet delicious uses of bacon.
Maple Bacon Donuts
Bacon donuts… I know what you’re probably thinking. Gross, right? Wrong. Bacon donuts are actually really delicious. Many bakers are combining the rich taste of maple with the mouth-watering flavor of bacon and creating a donut that is unexpectedly delicious.
Chocolate Covered Bacon
Here is another bacon treat that sounds odd, but in reality, it is really quite yummy. This treat combines the sweet and salty combination that many other snacks offer such as chocolate covered pretzels, peanut butter ice cream and toffee. Chocolate covered bacon is a sweet, salty and crunch treat that many people have grown to love.
Bacon Peanut Truffles
Bacon peanut truffles are a decadent and delicious addition to any dessert table. This dessert includes sweetened peanut butter and chunks of bacon that are covered with semi-sweet chocolate. The three main ingredients in this treat gel together to create one decadent and unique treat.
One of the latest in the flavored vodka craze is bacon-flavored vodka. This may sound weird, but it is absolutely delicious when mixed with the right spirits. Bacon flavored vodka, when mixed with a Bloody Mary, can make a smoky and savory drink that you won’t soon forget. Bacon flavored vodka supports the flavor of the traditional Bloody Mary, but gives it a powerful, smoky kick.
Another spirit that bacon lovers may want to try is bacon-infused bourbon. This spirit creates a strong and memorable drink and works well with bitters, maple syrup, fresh mint or orange rounds.
Nut Bowls with Bacon Bits
An interesting way to spruce up your bland old party mix is to throw a little bacon in. Add finely chopped, crispy bacon to a standard bowl of nuts, and watch your guests savor. This also works well with fruit and vegetable trays, chips or nacho platters as well.
Bacon Wrapped Around Chicken or Fish
Bacon wrapped around chicken or fish is a tasty meal option that packs a lot of flavor. Fun dining options include bacon wrapped around shrimp, grilled chicken or turkey, or even wrapped or sprinkled on top of tilapia or flounder. Bacon is a great way to invigorate some flavor into a boring meal and it doesn’t take much more prep time, either. The taste of bacon wrapped around chicken or fish is one that is likely to make you weak in the knees.
Hot Dog Wrapped in Bacon
A hot dog wrapped in crispy bacon is a delicious summer time option. Delight in a juicy hot dog wrapped with crunchy bacon at your next ball game or barbecue and turned this age-old favorite into a new and exciting meal option. The hot dog wrapped in bacon is not necessarily the healthiest dish you could have, but it is certainly delicious!
Bacon popcorn is a surprising addition to the bacon meal category. Bacon popcorn is standard popcorn that has a delicious bacon taste. This interesting blend of two delicious foods cause many party guests or movie goers to keep reaching into the bucket. The interesting taste lended by bacon popcorn is sure to be one that you won’t soon forget.
Donna Jane from the DearJane team in Sydney, Australia is a nutritionist. She has spent 17 hears catering to the aged in this capacity.