You can serve bacon pretty much any way and it will be delicious.
The taste penetrates into some primordial part of the human brain, the smell can coax an appetite out of the most stuffed diner, the texture is the apex of sensation — all that is to say bacon is good.
You already know you can wrap it around dates. Just in time to celebrate National Bacon Day (currently pending government approval to become a federal holiday), here are five new ways to serve the food of the gods.
Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
Bacon and scallops are a match made in heaven. You don’t need much to get intense flavor from the potent duo either. Just cook up the bacon, wrap it around the scallops, season with premade Cajun seasoning, and double fry.
See the recipe on All Recipes
Candied Bacon and Banana Bundt Cake
From the outside, it may look like a bundt cake your aunt would make to finish off Sunday supper, but this sweet masterpiece is studded with maple-fried bacon. The sweet meat pairs perfectly with mashed banana, the slight tang of yogurt, and a drizzle of icing over the top. Serve it for breakfast, serve it for dessert, serve it when you want to ruin all other cake for yourself.
See the recipe on Twisted Food
French Onion and Bacon Tart
If French onion soup, a tart and a pan full of bacon created a rock group, this would be their chart-topping masterpiece single. A nice firm pastry dough creates the perfect bed for the eggy mass of onion and bacon. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself returning for seconds, or if you end up on the couch after finishing.
Discover the recipe on America’s Test Kitchen
Spicy Bacon Wrapped Corn
If you’re already grilling some corn and bacon for a summer cookout, consider combining them into one power-packed dish. The cobs are buttered and brushed with red pepper flakes, then wrapped in a blanket of bacony goodness.
Learn more on Spicy Southern Kitchen
Smoky and Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
The English language went far too long without the phrase “bacon breadcrumbs,” but now that this wonderful topping exists, make full use of it on this surprising sweet potato casserole. The umami-packed topping layers on top of sweet potatoes, onions, smoked paprika, chipotle peppers, and coconut milk for a delight of opposites: creamy and crunchy, savory and sweet and smoky, unexpected and craveable.
Get the recipe from A Grateful Meal