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Bacon: like or dislike?


Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, even favorite cooking gear. Do you like, dislike, love, crave, despise, wish for, use in your own kitchen? The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell!

Bacon. In my non-pork-eating world, it's the one salty, fatty, forbidden exception. I can't imagine a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich without it. Or bacon guacamole. Or bacon jam. My husband Ted goes for pancakes and bacon, and an amazing creation called The Obama from the market across the street from our Boston apartment: turkey, provolone cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato and mayo, piled on grilled bread. (Is this the president's favorite sandwich? I don't know.) I'm not really a bacon and eggs person, but I tuck a crispy slice of bacon into a breakfast burrito every now and then.

Bacon: like or dislike?

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Oh, bacon... I have a love/hate relationship with the stuff. You see, I like my soft, never crispy, and with some fairly odd(at least according to my friends and family)things. I make a tuna melt with English cheddar and top it with bacon, and do a kadota fig, honey, arugula, and farmer cheese salad topped with the stuff. My absolute favorite baconey thing, though, is dark rye toast with a good, local honey that has had herbs like fresh thyme, basil, or mint steeped in it and bacon on top. The hate part is because I eat far and away too much of it.
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There's nothing wrong with bacon that not eating it won't cure. ;)

Like it. My family loves it. Hate to cook it.

don't eat it anymore - never really settled well in my stomach.

Love it...in everything and on anything!

Love it, ditto on hate to cook it. Least messy way is baked in the oven. One gripe is the presence of pork in too many dishes in some restaurants.

LOVE bacon, although I do eat it sparingly except for tomato season. That time of year if I have fresh garden tomatoes I can eat Bacon and Tomato sandwiches (no lettuce) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Only five ingredients: thick sliced toasted whole wheat bread, lots of mayo, crispy back, thick sliced tomatoes, and salt.

One thing I love most about bacon is that in many dishes you can use just a small amount to add great flavor.

LOVE LOVE LOVE which is funny because I'm not a big pork or ham fan but don't stand between me and my bacon (and I'm a dietitian by the way.)

At home we have had a long discussion about our diet and what is healthy. Everything got easier when we decided that bacon is a vegetable. *grin*

Love it, ---sunday morning, bacon & french toast---
just tried a new recipe for mac & cheese----WITH BACON BITS

My family can't live without it! I, on the other hand, have convinced myself that it's too salty and has too much fat. I almost never eat it, and when I do, it's just a bite. I do love the smell of it cooking and look forward to the weekends when my step-children are here because the house always smell like bacon!

Love it! Learning about baking it in the oven was a game changer.

I love it but eat it sparingly. I make it a special ingredient that way

it's always a special occasion when I eat it.

I LOVE it, but I can't eat it very often. It upsets my stomach. I can have slice or two of very well cooked bacon anf that's it.
By the way, the easiest way to cook bacon is to bake it in the oven, especially if you are doing a lot for a brunch.

Love it! And love Dave's suggestion to make bacon a vegetable. Bacon is better in Mexico, by the way, probably because they don't breed pigs as lean as we do. I spent a month in San Miguel de Allende a couple of years ago and had a BLT with avocado (yes!) for lunch every day with a Mexican beer you can't get in the US -- Victoria. Fabulous. And I walked so much I didn't gain an ounce.

I <3 bacon. I won't let myself gorge on it unless I'm at an AYCE brunch and there is crispy bacon. Normally I bake a package worth in the oven, save out a slice for everyone to eat, pop the rest in the freezer and pour the bacon grease off the pan into a container for the fridge. <3 bacon grease as well--best way to saute beet greens.

It's amazing how little bacon you need for that wonderful flavor--I rarely use more than a single piece on an entire pizza.

We are the bacon hounds!! Bacon drizzled with syrup. Bacon sprinkled with red pepper. Bacon chased with a swig of orange juice. Bacon cooked up just to have a slice as we walk by. Bacon bacon bacon. We love bacon. Need I say more....?

Are you serious? It's the perfect food!

I love, love, love bacon!!! Chef Jacques Pepin wrote he likes to cook his bacon in the microwave so I tried it and 2:30 min to 3 min it’s cooked perfectly between paper-towels with no clean up! Add bacon to anything and it elevates the flavor! I keep regular pork-belly hickory smoked bacon, Canadian bacon, freeze-dried bacon, cooked canned bacon and bacon jerky in my pantry all the time.

Love it when its cooked properly to a crisp. Hate when I go out for breakfast and the ir idea of serving bacon is piles of soft greasy and gristly nothing.

around here, bacon is a food group!

if it weren't for bacon, i could happily be vegetarian LOL

We Love Bacon - best buy for the flavor buck!

Bacon is my candy bar.

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