Don’t You Dare Lose My Bacon


I love bacon as much as the next pork psychotic, but as I’ve said before,  I don’t support the use of bacon in that many dishes. Some people love to throw it on everything, thinking that a dish cannot possibly be bad if it has bacon in it. But poorly used bacon pisses me off because when it’s combined with too many other ingredients, it can often get lost, and there’s nothing more disappointing than getting excited for bacon and then barely being able to taste it. I’m talking to you, bacon tuna melt. No thank you. Just give me a tuna melt with bacon on the side.

There are a precious few bacon dishes that just work. A good BLT is heaven, because the crispy stuff plays so well with the other, not overwhelming ingredients. Same goes for a cobb salad. I’m not against bacon cheeseburgers, but I feel the bacon gets lost unless you put like 8 slices on, and that kind of burger should really be a once-a-year occasion.

Needless to say, I was pretty stoked when I came up with this idea: bacon and egg salad. As far as I’m concerned it’s a perfect, simple way to incorporate bacon into a meal. Just take six hard boiled eggs, fry and break up three slices of bacon, and mix it up with a tablespoon of mayo, salt, pepper and whatever other spices you like to throw in your egg salad. Makes 2 American-sized sandwiches, and the bacon taste and crunch shines through.

PS – Of course you know we very much support putting eggs on everything. Thanks to everyone who commented with bonus egg recipes, we’ve updated our post on 100 ways to cook an egg with even more recipes. Check it out.

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  • JoeHoya May 19, 2009  

    We went to a dinner introducing the new Farm Table at Planet Wine in Del Ray, and the chef led off with devilled eggs topped with some crispy pancetta.

    Very similar application, and the cured pork definitely makes its presence known in great ways.

  • OMGYeahYouKnowMe May 19, 2009  

    what do you mean by American-sized sandwiches?

  • BS May 19, 2009  

    @ OMGYeahYouKnowMe: BIG!!!
    PS – I’ve been meaning to say, OMGYeahYouKnowMe is an awesome blog name.

  • Liza May 19, 2009  

    I agree, bacon on cheeseburgers gets lost! I feel like it gets sort of soggy. So if it stays crispy and tasty in egg salad, that sounds AWESOME!!! (to have on my meat day of course 🙂 )

  • Maids May 20, 2009  

    BS, have you heard of this new abomination called bakon vodka? Thoughts?

  • BS May 20, 2009  

    Why not! But I’ll still want bacon on the side/top:

  • Yvo May 20, 2009  

    I like smaller burgers (slider size abouts) so bacon works well on most of the burgers I like… but I agree that sometimes it just gets lost. On good size burgers (good being subjective to my opinion here), the smokiness, saltiness, all comes out to play nicely against a slice of tomato… mmmm…. damn it. I want a burger so badly.

    Had bacon cupcakes and bacon cookies recently for the first time. Can’t say the bacon was lost or poorly used, though…

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