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Recipes Featuring Bacon

  • Bacon & Eggs
    Leftover bacon, finely chopped Leftover eggs, finely chopped Cooked potato, mashed or chopped Bacon gravy 1 egg, beaten Bread crumbs
  • Lamb Sweetbreads with Bacon
    Lamb Sweetbreads Carrot, turnip, onion Sprig of thyme and parsley 1 egg Bread crumbs, seasoned Small bacon slices
  • Bacon and Cheese Sandwich
    Slice of cheese Buttered bread 2 twisted slices of bacon
  • Hominy with Bacon
    2 cups cooked hominy Thin slices of bacon
  • String Bean Salad with Bacon Dressing
    1/2 pound sliced bacon, cut fine 1 medium-sized onion, chopped fine 1 cup salad oil Salt, pepper 1 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup consomme or hot water 4 pounds string beans, cooked and drained 1 ta
  • Bacon Canapes
    Bread Bacon fat French Mustard Bacon finely chopped, cooked Pimento
  • Potato Salad with Bacon
    2 pounds potatoes 1/4 pound bacon, cut in dice 1/2 cup water or bouillon 1/2 tablespoon salt Pepper 1 tablespoon minced onion 1/2 cup vinegar
  • Fried Liver and Bacon
    1 pound calf's liver Salt Pepper 1/2 pound bacon 1 Tbsp flour Parsley, for garnishing
  • Calf's Liver & Bacon
    Calf's liver 1 lb bacon Pepper Salt Flour
  • Clams with Bacon
    Clams Bacon Toasted black bread

About Bacon

  • Bacon has become increasingly more popular since the 1980's and is now featured in dishes such as chicken fried bacon, bacon ice cream, and chocolate covered bacon
  • An American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study indicated that a person who consumes more than 4 servings of Bacon per week has an increased risk of bladder cancer
  • The World Cancer Research Fund found that the daily consumption of 150 grams of processed meats per day (about 6 strips of bacon) will increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 50% or more
  • Studies have shown that people who regularly consume processed meat are more than 40 percent more likely to die prematurely
  • The American Institute for Cancer Research states that two strips of bacon per day can raise your risk of colorectal cancer by more than 20 percent
  • Bacon is high in saturated fat which raises your bad cholesterol and is harmful to your heart function
  • Almost 70% of the calories in bacon come from fat
  • The bacon we know today originated in the 1700's when the side of the pork was cured with salt and pigs were bred specifically for this type of meat
  • The Chinese were curing pork in ancient times, as early as 1500 B.C.
  • The English refer to a side of bacon as a "gammon" and a slice as a "rasher"
  • The word "bacon" was derived from the German and French words for "back"
  • The British are often credited with creating a refined method of curing pork to create the bacon that we know today
  • The expression "bring home the bacon" originated in an English church as a reward to men who went an entire year without fighting with his spouse
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