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.
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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