A Recipe for Bacon Dust in Honor of International Bacon Day

bacon dusted fries

Bacon dusted fries from Nosh.

Today is International Bacon Day.

I’m not sure why there’s one day to celebrate bacon. I mean, it seems like we should be celebrating bacon and all its goodness every day.

To help prepare for the big day, I asked my Facebook friends if they had any bacon recipes for me to share. I got some good suggestions, including dates wrapped in bacon, water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, bacon and tomato pasta, sour cream bacon chicken, bacon jam, bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers (there’s nothing you can’t wrap in bacon) and parmesan bacon breadsticks.

And then I got distracted thinking about the bacon dusted fries over at Nosh in Portland.

And then I went and ate said bacon dusted fries over at Nosh along with a Nosh Burger that includes a fried egg and bacon on top.

What was I talking about?

Right. International Bacon Day.

After posting an image of my bacon dusted friends (<—- that’s a typo, but I kind of like it), a couple of my Facebook friends questioned the white substance coating the fries. So I did a quick Google search for “how to make bacon dusted fries” and I found a recipe from a woman in Maine who wanted to replicate Nosh’s bacon dusted fries! (Did you just hear that Hallelujah music?)

Here’s how you make your very own bacon dust

(according to Mary Beam on Just a Pinch Recipes)

For the Bacon Dust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a tray with parchment paper, then line each slice of bacon on tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until crisp and dry.

 Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and allow to cool. Crumble and put in the food processor and pulverize into a fine consistency.

I’ll let you go on over to the Just a Pinch website to see her full recipe for Belgian Fries with Bacon Dust and Chipotle Mayo Dipping Sauce.

But, really, I’m thinking you can sprinkle bacon dust on just about anything.

You’re welcome.

How will you celebrate International Bacon Day?

You can find International Bacon Day and other fun holidays in my 2013 Writing Prompts and Editorial Calendar

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  1. We have a bunch of bacon lovers in this house! I always buy the nitrate free stuff. I use it a lot too…and sometimes save the grease to use too!! Looking forward to checking out some new bacon recipes!
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  2. I didn’t know it was International Bacon Day today, but oddly enough, I ordered some with my breakfast special this morning. It was crispy, but not too crispy, and I loved it.
    I saw you post this on FB and I nearly lost my mind. Count me in.
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  3. Bacon. I’m a vegetarian except for bacon. It’s strange, I know. But, without bacon strips in the morning, my breakfast will not sustain me. I need it. I could get veggie strips, but they don’t taste the same, they’re not as satisfying and they’re twice as expensive. So, I go with bacon. I try to be a vegetarian…but my one thing I can’t give up is bacon. I know. It’s sad. LOL
    Happy bacon day. ;)
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  4. Oh dear God. Do not even stop me with wanting to try this!! Just the picture alone made me say yum!-Ashley
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  5. Bacon wrapped water chestnuts?! Sour cream bacon chicken!! And parmesan bacon breadsticks?!?!? OH MY GOD I’m over here drooling. Do you have the recipe for the parmesan bacon breadsticks?
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    • I know, right? I should have a disclaimer that tells people they will be drooling by the end of the post.

      Here’s what my FB friend shared regarding the breadsticks:

      Ingre: bacon, breadsticks, parmesan cheese. What you do: cut length of bacon in half, take a slice and knead it thin thin in both directions, place in skillet, lightly fry, remove and wrap it around breadstick(like a barbershop pole), place on foil lined cookie sheet, broil 3 min to desired crispness, remove, then roll each stick in parmesan cheese, then…PIG OUT!!!
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  6. Why didn’t I THINK OF THIS!!! Oh girl, I am RUNNING to the store tomorrow to get me some more bacon to bake!! And magically mash my bacon dust!
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