Bacon Salt

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Well, today is a very good day, for two reasons: 1) it’s Secret Recipe Club reveal day, woohoo!! And 2) it’s my birthday! Yep, another thirty-something one for me.

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So this month I was assigned the awesome food blog Get Off the Couch and Cook, and it makes me rather sad that I never knew about Sashi and her cool blog before. We share the same cooking philosophy, namely that of stop eating processed food/fast food/take out, it’s horrible for you and the environment! Not to mention, cooking from scratch is easier than you think, cheaper, healthier, and oh you know, it tastes way better.

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When I found out that SRC reveal day would coincide with my birthday, I figured I would make one of Sashi’s cakes. But then I ran across her recipe for Bacon Salt (!!!!!) and decided that it’s my party and I’ll bacon salt if I want to. 🙂

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Thanks to a common-cold-turned-ear-infection, I haven’t put this bad boy to use just yet, but I did sneak a taste, and I’m *extremely* eager to use it. I’m thinking possibly crusting burgers or sliders; maybe baked into cookies? And Matt really, really, really wants to rim a margarita glass with this bacon salt goodness. The only question being, of course, what kind of margarita? I’ll let you know. 😉

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Be sure you check out Get Off the Couch and Cook! Thanks for such a genius idea, Sashi!

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Source: Get Off the Couch and Cook

Ingredients:
5-6 strips of bacon
¼ cup kosher salt

Directions:
Cook the bacon until dark golden brown and crisp either on the stove top or in the oven (I used the stove top, but Sashi instructs to bake the bacon at 350° for 10-15 minutes per side). Drain on paper towels and cool completely.
Using different, clean paper towels, blot the bacon with paper towels to remove as much grease as possible.
Chop the cooked bacon, removing any large pieces of fat. No need to be fussy with this step. Press the bacon pieces once again with a clean paper towel to remove as much grease as possible.
Add the chopped bacon to a mini food processor and pulse until the bacon is finely ground.
Pour the bacon onto yet another clean paper towel and blot away any grease one more time.
Transfer the bacon to a small bowl and add the salt. Use your fingers (or a small whisk, but your fingers really are better) to incorporate the bacon into the salt as evenly as possible.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks

14 responses to “Bacon Salt

  1. Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy the bacon salt as much as I do. I use it in place of regular salt in and on a lot of things. 🙂

    • Thanks so much Sashi!! And thanks for a wonderful recipe. I have some beef tenderloin sitting in my freezer, I’m thinking for sure I’ll crust them with this glorious rub. I’m also thinking maybe they would work with plain short bread cookies? We’ll see. 🙂

  2. Bacon salt! How amazing is that?! I bet it work be delish on like a nice grilled steak too… Also happy birthday to you, Julie! I just had my birthday this weeknd as well too 🙂 how fun, since I had your blog this month for SRC. Yeah for the 30-something birthday girls! 😉

  3. How fun would this be to try out?! Yum. And happy birthday! Hope it’s a great one.

  4. One word: genius!

  5. Bacon + salt – what’s not to love?? Can’t wait to try this out.

  6. How cool is this. And it would be great for crusting!!

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