Bacon Love Fridays: From Bacon Doughnuts to Bacon Poetry

It’s TGIFANWCHSB! That means, Thank God It’s Friday And Now We Can Have Some Bacon! Of course, like any regular person, you were eating bacon all week. But Friday is always a special day for bacon love. Because that is the day we explore the crooks and nannies (I think I got that backwards) of the Internet for all of the best bacon blog posts and bacon tweets.

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The Inside-Out Bison Bacon Cheeseburger

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It was about a year ago when I first tried a Bison Burger. I don’t know what took me so long, these things are SOOOO AMAZINGLY delicious. Slightly gamier than regular beef, bison adds that little extra kick that the average burger greatly desires. Of course I wanted to pair this with bacon, but I had to do it a little bit more creatively.

A regular burger, what does it have? There’s Meat, cheese toppings inside a bun. What if I made the bun, toppings and cheese inside the meat? Yeah. How ‘bout them apples?

Below I’ll show you how to make a bison burger stuffed with mushrooms, shallots, cheese and breadcrumbs. Delicious.

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New Bacon App for Droid Phones

It’s hard containing your bacon love. You want to be able to access it all of the time, including those times when you are away from your kitchen. Sometimes the computer can be a good crutch, but what if even that is not available? What to do? Well, fortunately, the Republic of Bacon site is easily accessible from all smartphones. But if that won’t sate your bacon-hunger, and you want to kick your bacon love up a notch, you could try a bacon app. We’ve already talked about a few of them for your iPhone bacon apps, but there’s a new player in town. We’ll give you the full details of Baconnection, a hot new app for Android phones, after the jump.

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Bacon Sushi Recipe – Tempura Shrimp Roll with Bacon

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I’ve wanted to do this recipe for a while, but I’ve been scared. Very scared. Making sushi is an art that takes years of practice to master. Let’s face it: Italians inherently don’t know how to make sushi. I finally manned up and did it. And boy did it turn out great. I actually surprised myself with how well things came out. Now, the sushi that I present below is not that of a master sushi-artisan – it’s not even close. But I’m damn proud of it for my first try. Mark my words, this will not be my last endeavour into the wonderful world of sushi making.

I took my favourite elements of sushi that I most enjoy that I also felt would complement bacon very well. I’m going to show you how to make a simple tempura shrimp roll with bacon, avocado, cucumber and spicy mayo. You don’t have to make this combination. You can do anything you wish. You could even make BLT sushi! Why didn’t I think of this hours ago?!

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Bacon Demand Is Shooting Through the Roof

We here at the Republic of Bacon know that bacon is popular – we see evidence of that pretty much every day! And we know it’s delicious, and anything delicious should be popular. So the whole thing makes sense. But now we have some real hard proof to give to you that shows just how popular bacon has become. Last year a few naysayers were saying that bacon’s days were over. HOW WRONG THEY WERE. If anything, bacon is on track to new highs. How long before the Republic of Bacon rules the world? (Not very, I hope.) Full details after the break.

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Bacon Recipes for the Latest Diet Trend: The Caveman Diet

We don’t normally talk about this sort of stuff here at the Republic of Bacon, but for this one, I just couldn’t pass it up. One of the hottest new diet trends right now is the Paleolithic diet – or, as it’s commonly called, “The Caveman Diet.” The Paleolithic diet is a bit Atkins-y – it argues that we don’t eat enough meat in our diets, and that we are eating too many carbohydrates. I don’t know about whether this is true or not, but I do know one thing: many folks on the Paleolithic diet love eating bacon. And so, today, for them, I’ve collected some of my favourite Caveman bacon diet recipes. NOM NOM More ME LOVE BACON after the jump.

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Caramel Brownie Chocolate Fudge Bacon Sundae Extravaganza

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What do you do when you have a whole bunch of leftover bacon products left in your fridge/freezer? You make a sundae, that’s what! I had some leftover bacon pieces from the BLT soup in my fridge, as well as the last of the Bacon and Eggs Ice Cream in my freezer. I had also made some mini Bacon Brownie Cookies recently for my family. I had to clean up the scraps, so I put them all together with some chocolate and caramel and called it a day.

Now I need more bacon…

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The Wonderful, Crazy World of Bacon Jam

Bacon can be a delicious condiment. It can totally make you want to gnash down on something utterly gross. Seal flipper sandwich? Add some bacon, and everyone wants seconds! Floor sweepings and gutter water? Sprinkle some bacon on top, and it’s a gourmet soup! So, with this little nugget of wisdom under our belt, why hasn’t anyone made bacon into a form that you can spread whenever you want? Well, they have – and it’s not always appetizing. But today we are going to talk about an actual, delicious, and solidly bacon-based form of bacon spread: bacon jam. Follow us after the jump and we’ll explore this delicious and wacky world of bacon jam.

Bacon Jam Is No Joke

First of all, I should say this: bacon jam, unlike many of the bacon + some other wacky thing we talk about here, is not a joke. It’s an actual delicious thing that, like, real chefs make and stuff. So you can actually let your tastebuds water at the thought of this. Bacon jams are actually usually sweet, particularly when you use double-smoked or maple-smoked bacon. And sweet bacon jam may sound like a contradiction to some people, but to fans of the Republic of Bacon it’s nothing new. Bacon, as we all know, can be quite awesome at the whole sweet thing.

But unlike regular jam, you probably don’t want to keep this in the fridge too too long – it’s more like a pesto or pate than a regular jam. And it will take you a few hours to make, like most jams will. But the final product is sort of like the love child of a pulled pork sandwich and a pate. And it’s all delicious! So, here follows some of our favourite bacon recipes from around the Interwebs.

Bacon Jam with Coffee and Maple Syrup

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This recipe from Not Quite Nigella helped re-launch the bacon jam craze a couple of years ago, and is helping it simmer. Along with bacon, and some expected ingredients like garlic and onion, the jam includes some slightly curveball-ingredients like maple syrup and coffee. But it all works out in the end. And then you can serve it on some crostini with cream cheese and you’ll be like, omg, bacon jam, why have you not been in my mouth always?

Chipotle Bacon Jam

This one seems to be a bit of a riff on the classic Not Quite Nigella recipe (it also features coffee), but it has the welcome addition of some chilli and chipotle. Oh, and ground Mexican hot chocolate. Yeah, that’s right: I said, ground Mexican hot chocolate.

Skillet Bacon Jam

Well, if you don’t want to make bacon jam, there’s always the option of just buying the stuff. I mean, I wouldn’t do it – who doesn’t want to cook bacon? – but maybe you’re different than me. The price for these babies is also a little steep: nearly forty bucks for three jars? But apparently, they are delish, so what do I know?

The Croque Monsieur – Classy Ham and Cheese Recipe

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Smack a French name on something – instant classiness. Am I right? The Croque Monsieur Recipe was actually developed way back in the early 1900s and served as a snack in cafes and bars. It’s amazing how long a sandwich can stick around once you fry it in butter. There are many variations on the Croque Monsieur including the Croque Madame Recipe (when it’s topped with a fried egg), the Croque Provencal Recipe (when it has tomato) or the Croque Tartiflette Recipe (when paired with potatoes). I decided to do my own with some balsamic glazed shallots and pear. I think the sweetness of those two items will cut through and give nice contrast overall. Let’s call it the Croque Baconette.

In case you were wondering… No, I’m not a French food historian – Wikipedia is a wonderful thing.

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Bacon Bazooka Can Shoot Summer Sausages

We seem to see a lot of bacon-related weaponry here at the Republic of Bacon. I guess there are plenty of bacon enthusiasts out there who are also into weapons. Maybe because bacon is so gosh-darned manly? (But don’t say that to any of the female bacon fans out there!) Although we here at the Republic of Bacon are generally a very peaceful nation – we spend most of our time napping after a healthy portion of bacon and bacon-related awesomeness – I think we can all agree that bacon sometimes needs to be saved from the forces of non-bacon. Such as when vegans start to get their noses into our bizness [Note: I have a vegan best friend... just saying]. And when that happens, it’s always nice to know that you’ll have some very powerful, nutty and thoroughly non-lethal weaponry available. That’s why we’re happy to tell you about the Bacon Bazooka, or Ba-Zooka. Full details about this high-powered amazingess follows after the jump.

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