Bacon could be hailed as the king of all meats; what meat goes with things better than the all-mighty bacon? Never has a meat been labeled so taboo by so many, yet so loved at the same time. Bacon is the forbidden fruit of the meat world. In honor of this most majestic of meats, I dedicate this Top 10 to ways to bring bacon into your life at any chance you can.
10. Bacon and eggs.
Bacon and eggs is without a doubt one of the best ways to kick off a morning. It’s just as good when ingested for lunch or dinner. Bacon’s saltiness combines quite well with strong flavor that comes with eggs. Throw some cheese in that mix, and you have yourself an unbelievably tasty flavor concoction.
9. Bacon confections.
An unusual combination of sweet and salty, bacon confections seem to have been on the rise in recent years. Bacon and chocolate is fairly common, if slightly bizarre. But how about the notion of bacon sweet rolls, bacon muffins and other baked goods you could conceivably combine with this meat commodity.
8. Bacon and beans.
Pork and beans is a pretty common filler food, good for barbecues or just lazing about the house in search of a high-protein snack. However, bacon can be combined with a wide variety of other beans. Bacon and green beans is surprisingly good, as is the combination of bacon and refried beans.
Seriously, how can you go wrong with a sandwich that’s star meat is just bacon itself? I state that one cannot. A Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato is a simple, easy-to-make sandwich that requires a bit of prep time, but is totally worth it in the end. You could also throw on egg or some cheese for a truly brilliant lunch sandwich.
Mayonnaise is one of the most widely respected of all the condiments, and for good reason; it goes well with a wide variety of deli meats. This is an ability shared by the majesty of bacon, so why shouldn’t these powerhouses of the dining world combine forces into a fusion of majestic flavor potential?
5. Bacon cheeseburgers.
A bacon cheeseburger is the ultimate unholy trifecta of flavors, combining bacon, beef and cheese as life-long partners in crime. When these three combine on one sandwich, mountains shake and minds shatter before the grandeur and glory. The bacon cheeseburger is a staple at many restaurants these days.
4. Bacon architecture.
Bacon, while being ungodly tasty, can be used to erect buildings of a truly splendid design. Bacon can be woven together in the form of all sorts of structures, from churches to baskets, the only limits are the bounds of physics and your imagination.
3. Bacon and potato anything.
Bacon and potatoes go together like hammer and nails. Bacon on a baked potato is brilliant. Bacon put in a baked potato with cheese, wrapped in bacon on the outside, then baked for a few minutes is inspired. Bacon goes excellent in potato soups, adding a thickness that can take a soup from being a good one to being one that is sung of by minstrels and shouted as legend through the halls of eternity.
2. Bacon-wrapped whatever.
Bacon has the magical ability to be wrapped around virtually anything you can find, and then be cooked with it for the best form of wrapper to ever exist in the history of anything. Seriously, wrap bacon around anything; steaks, shrimp, sausages, chicken tenders, scallops, asparagus, water chestnuts, pineapple, pancakes, apples, french fries, cheese sticks, jalapenos, turkeys, chicken wings, pizza slices, stromboli, hammers, pocket watches … the list could go on for ever, really. Just wrap bacon around something, and it becomes 20 times better.
1. Just bacon.
What goes better with bacon than more bacon? I believe that I can conceive of nothing, in truth. Bacon is meant to be loved, so why not love it on its own. Just make a massive plate of bacon and go to town on the mound of glorious meat you’ve prepared for yourself. Maybe you can make bacon gravy to drench it in, make a bacon cup to drink your beverages from (bacon vodka is always a possibility, for those of age.) Put your bacon on bacon bread, get some bacon cheddar, slather that son of a bacon and revel in the bacon-induced seizure that comes from having that much sodium in your system.