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

More bacon awesomeness:

My Apologies + Amazing Bacon Recipes

international bacon dayI missed International Bacon Day. It was the Saturday before Labor Day.

Seriously. I don’t even know who I am anymore.

I’m not sure how it happened. I guess I just wasn’t paying attention. I could come up with excuses of having other, more important, posts to write, or having to deal with the first day of school for both of my boys. But, I won’t.

I feel like I let you down. Because, you see, I’ve celebrated in the past. I’ve been called the bacon queen on Twitter. People post bacon-related images on my Facebook wall. I curate a list on SkinnyScoop called all about bacon that has over 15,000 views. Bacon is in my tagline on the top of this website.

Heck, I actually have influence on the topic of bacon.

To make it up to you, I’ve compiled my top 10 amazing recipes featuring bacon. It contains some of the most yummy sounding combinations I can think of. There’s even a cocktail and a dessert included. These recipes are also perfect football food.

I’m still working on getting my husband to make a few of these recipes. (hint. hint.) And I’m thinking publishing this list is good timing because we just went in with 2 other people to buy a pig from a farm, and we have about 4 pounds of bacon in our fridge. (Don’t judge. It’s an economical way to buy meat. People do this outside of Maine, right?)

Oh, and because I totally missed International Bacon Day. Sorry about that.

And, please do add to this list if you have your own amazing bacon recipe to share.

Social Media Explained With Bacon

I found the following infographic via J&D’s Foods Facebook page, the makers of awesome things like Bacon Salt and Bacon Flavored Lip Balm. It’s definitely the best image I’ve seen from the “social media explained” meme that has been going around the internet.

From now on, I’m totally using this for my social media presentations.

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