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5 Cool Ways To (Not) Fry It Up In A Pan…

 

Bacon. You’re smiling now, aren’t you? Just thinking about a nice salty, fatty, crispy strip of bacon. Oh, but there’s so much more to the prince of pig parts than slapping it in a frying pan, although that’s always a good choice. Here are five fun things to do with bacon:

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BACON-WRAPPED WATER CHESTNUTS

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Bacon-wrapped water chestnuts:  How 1950s! Just wrap water chestnuts in a half strip of bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick. Bake at 375 degrees until the bacon is crisp (about 45 minutes) and then dip in your favorite barbecue sauce.

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BACON-CRUSTED GOAT CHEESE BITES

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Mix 4 ounces of herbed goat cheese with 2 ounces of cream cheese.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes and then wrap the cheese mixture around olives you’ve patted dry and coat with crumbled bacon.

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BACON-WRAPPED COCKTAIL WEENIES

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These are so very wrong you’ll want to make them right away! Cut strips of bacon into thirds and wrap around each cocktail weenie. Secure with a toothpick (one package of cocktail weenies requires one pound of bacon). Place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil and sprinkle each weenie generously with brown sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until the bacon is crisp.

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MINI BLTs

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Perfect one-bite appetizers. Use tea biscuits cut in half (if you live in the South I don’t need to explain this to you – if you live outside the South use a sturdy white bread cut in circles). Top with mayonnaise, shredded romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes cut in slices and plenty of crispy crumbled bacon.

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PIG CANDY

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Coat bacon with dark brown sugar. Put it on a rack on top of a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the bacon is crisp. Pig Candy is so utterly absurd and delicious you will want to eat a whole plate of it. I have Jewish friends who make an exception to their dietary laws just for this one thing.

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So what are you going to make first?  Are you going to start healthy and classic with the BLT?  Or would you like to dive right into your bacon like a kid at a candy store with the Pig Candy?  Let us know!
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Like the French, she’s told, Catherine Mayhew thinks about lunch just after breakfast and dinner just after lunch. She read cookbooks like novels and even got a chance to write one, The HandyMom’s Guide to Grilling (Cool Springs Press). In Catherine’s various incarnations, she has been a food writer, restaurant critic, broadcaster, drone-like manager and, now, a nonprofit CEO. Catherine is also the author of www.thesouthinmymouth.com and blogs for Char-Broil, as one of their All Stars.

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5 Comments

  1. Fawn Weaver

    February 21, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Thanks Ella, for sharing some really quick and easy tricks with the bacon. Surely need to try the bacon crusted goat cheese bites!

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