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If ever there was a food that deserved its own day, it is bacon. Invented in 1997 by Danya “D” Goodman and Meff “Human Cannonball” Leonard, who wanted everyone to have a common holiday to bond over in December, National Bacon Day is commemorated on December 30. And while the actual day of celebration has passed, we believe there’s always a reason to celebrate bacon.
The words bacon double cheeseburger exist for a reason.
Sure, you can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan to go alongside some farm fresh eggs. Or you could try a less classic combination. Crumble up crispy bacon into your pancake or waffle batter and top with a fried egg and syrup.
While purists may believe that a BLT should be nothing other than crispy smoked bacon, a perfect piece of lettuce, a fat slice of tomato and some mayo on toasted white bread, we need to acknowledge the truly magical thing that happens when you introduce pimento cheese to bacon on a sandwich.
Yes, vegetables are delicious and healthy, and baconing them up might be beside the point, but some vegetables actually do cry out for bacon the way the New Year cries out for Hoppin’ John and collard greens. Cook your greens low and slow, and use crispy bacon and bacon grease to add layers of flavor.
Adding bacon to mac and cheese instantly makes it gourmet.
Have you ever noticed that dishes made with bacon are always the first to disappear from the buffet? Wrap bacon around artichoke hearts, blue cheese stuffed dates, or shishito peppers. Bake. Voila, party favorite!
Candied bacon is crispy, smoky, salty, and sweet. It is the perfect bite. It’s even easy to make. See recipe below.
Spinach salad would just be a lonely bowl of leafy greens without the hot bacon dressing that accompanies it. Whisk crumbled bacon, bacon grease, red wine vinegar, sugar and Dijon mustard in a pot and season with salt and pepper to taste.
See our easy recipe below.
Farmview Market’s café has tons of delicious bacon options for any time of day. Check out the menu here.
We are serious about bacon at Farmview Market. Our handmade heritage Berkshire bacon gets hickory smoked by our culinary butcher for about 6 hours and then either sugar cured or peppered with no added nitrates or nitrites.
Try any variety of Farmview Market’s fresh smoked bacon in these bacon forward recipes.
12 slices Rock House Farm Bacon
1/3 cup Light brown sugar
Finely Ground Black Pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line 2 rimmed baking sheets with foil.
Put bacon slices in a bowl, season them with pepper and toss with the brown sugar.
Arrange bacon strips on the baking sheets and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until caramelized and almost crisp.
Transfer the bacon to a rack set over a sheet of foil to cool completely before serving.
4 Skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/4 tsp. Ground chili powder
1/4 tsp. Garlic powder
4 slices Rock House Farm bacon
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sprinkle chili powder and garlic powder evenly over chicken breasts.
Wrap a slice of bacon over the top of each breast, tucking the ends underneath.
Place the chicken in a greased 13×9” baking dish and brush with BBQ sauce.
Cook for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through and browned.
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