I can't help declare my love for bacon. Is there a better meat product anywhere? Even vegetarians dream of bacon (ask one, the first thing that they say is that they miss is bacon.) Every time I start to cook bacon, my dog gets this crazy far away look in his eyes and starts to drool. Everyone loves bacon!
I'd say my favorite way to eat bacon is to sprinkle it with a little chili powder and maple syrup before baking it off. I then put it between two slices of texas toast with avocado, home grown tomato, red leaf lettuce, and mayo. What's your favorite way to cook and eat bacon?
Oh yes, bacon is great stuff...Just the other day I made some pasta and ended up putting some bacon in the sauce, it really inhanced the flavor of the sauce.
Bacon and Avocado on toast - favorite breakfast staple in our house
Fry up some bacon (for a salad) mix the bacon fat with 1/4 C of super fine sugar, 1/2 C mayo and 1/4 C red wine vinegar and mix well, and drizzle over salad that has bacon tossed in as well! That is my all time favorite dressing, but only have once in a while...guess the reason.
Corn Bread with bacon and cheese mixed in try mixing in some smoked paprika, gives it a southwest flavor
Classic salad: torn-up frisée, crisp cubes of bacon, poached egg. Fry 1/4" cubes of slab bacon until crisp, deglaze the pan with a splash of vinegar, toss the frisée around in there until just dressed. Top with a freshly-poached egg.
I cook all my cabbagey things with some bacon - cabbage, bok choy, brussels sprouts, greens - and green beans as well. We even have it for breakfast once in a while - wow, what a concept!
Here in SoCal, good dry-cured bacon can be hard to come by. Niman Ranch is OK, but pretty puny in flavor to anyone used to Tennessee/Kentucky stuff. Schreiner's, up in Montrose, makes a very good bacon, and will sell it sliced or by the pound in slabs. The best I've ever had is Broadbent's from Kentucky, available by mail order or online, of which I just got a box full. Yum!