It’s on hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, vegetables... let’s put it this way, it’s not just for breakfast anymore. In fact, bacon can be eaten at just anytime with just about anything. Author Sara Perry has created 70 delicious recipes using bacon in her new book “Everything Tastes Better With Bacon.” Check out a few of the recipes to below.
TWO-BITE BACON BISCUITS WITH HOMEMADE APPLE BUTTERSara Perry
Makes about 24 biscuits
BITS OF SCRUMPTIOUS bacon make these flaky biscuits a hit at breakfast, especially when they’re served with homemade apple butter. It’s one of those I-can’t-believe-it’s-so-good combinations. Next thing you know, you’ll crave them other times of the day, too. Go ahead, use this recipe for an easy hors d’oeuvre. For variation, add a sliver of cooked chicken, ham, or smoked salmon along with the apple butter.
In a medium heavy skillet, cook the bacon pieces over low to medium-low heat, turning as needed to achieve uniform crispness. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel to drain. Pour 2 tablespoons drippings into a shallow glass or metal container and freeze until hard, 20 to 30 minutes. Chop the bacon into fine bits. When the bacon drippings have hardened, remove and cut or break into pieces.
Preheat the oven to 450F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the butter and frozen drippings. Using a pastry blender, 2 knives, or your fingertips, work the mixture together until it is crumbly and resembles coarse meal. Stir in the bacon bits. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour the buttermilk into the well and stir until the mixture just forms a soft dough. Don’t overbeat.
Dust your hands with flour and knead the dough gently on a lightly floured surface 2 or 3 times. Roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thick. Dip a 2-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter into the flour, shake off the excess, and push the cutter straight down to cut the dough. (If you twist the cutter, chances are the biscuits will not rise properly.) Place the biscuits about
1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Serve warm with apple butter.9123731609198273626935bacon3ounce3 thick smoked bacon slices (3 ounces uncooked),cut crosswise into 1-inch piecesall-purpose flour2cup2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as neededsalt0.5teaspoon1/2 teaspoon saltbaking powder2teaspoon2 teaspoons baking powderbaking soda0.5teaspoon1/2 teaspoon baking sodaunsalted butter4tablespoon4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into piecesbuttermilk0.75cup3/4 cup buttermilkHomemade Apple Butter
Recipes excerpted from “Everything Tastes Better with Bacon: 70 Fabulous Recipes for Every Meal of the Day” by Sara Perry and Sheri Giblin (Photographer). Copyright © 2002 by by Sara Perry and Sheri Giblin. Published by Chronicle Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt can be used without permission of the publisher.