100 Ways to Use a Strip of Bacon

Long-time readers know that, like most of the western world, I’m obsessed with bacon. There’s just something about this salty, smoky, crispy, fatty, forbidden treat that elicits a drool factor no other food can equal. In recent years, food bloggers have taken bacon to new heights, helping us see how this beloved breakfast meat can be incorporated into nearly every dish imaginable. It’s been bacon for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks.

However, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend creeping up in the blogosphere: the bacon backlash. “Bacon has jumped the shark” opines Grub Street. “Bacon is Dead,” says J-Walk. “BLAME BACON,” yells So Good. I have four words for all you bacon haters: Bacon. Will. Never. Die. Fine, the bacon lube and bacon bras are a little creepy. Maybe we’ve gone too far when we’re literally trying to screw bacon. But I steadfastly refuse to stop eating it in every form imaginable.

So to celebrate the endless survival of bacon, I’ve compiled this handy chart of 100 Ways to Use a Strip of Bacon. From bacon apple pie to bacon guacamole, bacon pickles, bacon marshmallows, and yes, even bacon-wrapped tofu, here are the 100 most glorious ways to enjoy god’s greatest gift to tastebuds. But please, folks — try not to hump the computer screen. The bacon haters are watching.

Click on the photos for full recipes.

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PS – What did we miss? Have a recipe that does right by bacon? Drop your link in the comments. If your photo makes us drool, we’ll add it to the list.

Also on ES: 100 Ways to Cook an Egg
100 Ways to Cook with Guinness
100 Ways to Cook with Sriracha

More Bacon: Recipes, raves and other bacon bits in Endless Bacon.

Update! Thanks for all your tips – even more ways to love your bacon:

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109 comments

  • Ike June 4, 2012  

    makes this sketch from the ’90s sketch comedy show The State seem prescient:

    http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/408042/bacon.jhtml

    “Bacon, bacon, bacon, I’m makin’ the moves on yooouuuuuuuu! you’re BACOOOOOOOOOONNNN!”

  • Holidaying In July 4, 2012  

    Holy smoked pork product Batman!

  • poo August 28, 2012  

    these recipes taste like POO

  • Wesley Mcgraw November 2, 2012  

    pig candy

  • The Blue Collar Foodie November 19, 2012  

    I throw an annual Bacon Festival every September and this article may have just won me the grand prize! Thank you!

  • “100 Ways to Use a Strip of Bacon” was indeed a extremely awesome posting, .
    I hope you keep publishing and I’ll continue reading through! Regards ,Sonya

  • Marie Killian February 12, 2013  

    I am totally loving the bacon bowl filled with salad!!! Now drizzle Carothers’ Olive Oil all over it and YUM! Carothers’ Olive Oil-the best olive oil. REAL olive oil. http://www.carothersoliveoil.com/store.

  • Dr. Brady Frank June 5, 2014  

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for bacon recipes

  • Kimi November 24, 2014  

    I’m gonna try those 😀

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