Bacon Salt.

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  1. RETARD

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    Yeild: approx 1 cup
    Prep: 5 mins
    Cooking Time: approx. 25 mins

    The bacon cheer:
    Bacon Bacon, in the pan
    its so much better than unsmoked ham
    yay bacon!

    Alright now the pom poms are away and the mini skirt is off ...
    Here's my preferred ingredient list to make bacon salt.
    Of course change the seasonings to suit your own style, however I recommend DON'T add in any more salty flavours such as onion salt, garlic salt etc.
    This stuff keeps for ages. Feel free to give us some ideas where we can use more bacon :D

    INGREDIENTS

    • 6 rashers of bacon
    • 1/2 Cup Sea Salt / large grain salt
    • 2 teaspoons freshly ground Peppercorns
    • 1 teaspoon Smokey Paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 10 ml EVOO / Oil

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    METHOD

    1. Preheat your oven to 180 deg C. remove the round end of the bacon rasher and reserve for another meal.

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    2. Leaving the rhind on, coat the strip very lightly with oil & place into the oven til very well cooked & crisp.
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    3. Remove to cool & thoroughly pat dry with paper towel
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    This is how crisp bacon should sound.
    Nb: the bacon will harden slightly during cooling.



    This is called bacon grease. Keep this in the fridge next time you make popcorn OR cook a burger.
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    4. Break the cooled bacon into smaller chunks and blitz in a food blender to create a semi-paste
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    5. Scrape down the sides, add in the Sat flakes & seasoning. If you want a finer grain process further in a coffee grinder.
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    6. Keep in an airtight jar in the fridge for 6 months. (salt is a natural preservative) The flavours will improve as time goes on.
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    Serving ideas:
    grilled sandwiches
    Mac & Cheese
    Potato bake
    Baked potatoes
    poached eggs
    Steaks with Worcestershire sauce

    the list is endless.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2013
  2. RyoSaeba

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    From one bloke to another bloke, you are my idol!
     
  3. Luke212

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    how does the bacon make it to the blender and not in your mouth?
     
  4. nato78

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    I was thinking about this as well. I found out how. Only half the bacon is shown here. The other 2 trays were demolished before this one was decided to be turned into this bacon salt.

    That does sound amazing though. Why am I thinking about sprinkling this in my ice cream? It sounds so wrong....... Lol
     
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    What're your spices? Garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, paprika and pepper?
     
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    Are you serious? It's the best thing ever man! Also, McDonald's chips dipped in soft serve... Mmmm
     
  7. nato78

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    Lol. Awesome. Will have to try it.
     
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    Melted Cheese toast:
    Yellow Mustard, Onion & Bacon salt FTW

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    It's ok there is so much manliness in a jar of bacon salt that no one could ever suspect your little secret ;)
    If you watch the video you will notice I eat some.
    But I made the incredible sacrifice of not eating all of it for the good of this recipe. I am awaiting my award for bravery in the service of crispy bacon as we speak.
    Please don't sprinkle this on ice cream
    I like where you're tastebuds are going nato but I will share a more suitable version for ice cream this week.
    scon you are spot on :thumbup:
    I've made a plenty of batches and am always trying something different, however I've kept the tried and true ingredients in the OP and people can venture off on their own bacon adventure :)
     
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    Oven Baked Chips:
    Garlic, Herbs & Bacon Salt :D

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    oh ... and some good ole ketchup.

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    BBQ Flavoured Popcorn:
    Cooked in Bacon Grease and butter
    Tossed in EVOO, Paprika, Oregano, Thyme, Onion powder & Bacon Salt

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  10. mmBax

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    This is awesome.

    I normally take bacon to a little before step 3 for lots of things. Cook 10 rashers, 1 goes on the plate.

    This bacon salt/dust/fairy dust would be awesome on a quiche lorraine.
     
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    yes!
    Every Quiche can be manly with bacon salt :thumbup:
     
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    i need to spend more time in Geek Recipes!
     
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    just look up all of RETARD'S threads, om nom nom.
     
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    oh yeah i love his coke chicken wings, i had to look up Kecap manis before i could find it at the supermarket.

    i still have not made his Big Retard (Mac) for the kids but this remands me I must!
     
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    I really, really need to start learning how to cook. (A decent kitchen first would help)
     
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    You don't need a great kitchen to cook decent food
    some of the best meals ive made have come from the kitchen of a 2 bedroom shit hole.

    Tonight in you're honour im having lazy mans Nachos
    Multiple layers of:
    Corn Chips
    baked beans
    salsa
    cheese

    melt that shit for 30 mins in the oven
    throw on some yoghurt and parsley

    Shove it in your face.
    dishes are:
    1 x oven container
    1 x spoon :D

    now drink beer and enjoy the Winter 'Special' Olympics
     
  17. Kommandant33

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    I am making some now - bacon is in the oven.

    I have added 1/2 a teaspoon of Cinnamon, just for a bit of fun. I will let you know how it tastes!

    Thanks again, RETARD for an amazing looking recipe.

    Alright - this is my journey...

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    oh my god I have to close this page as quickly as possible.
     
  19. imajican

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    I made some bacon salt about a month ago , so yummy ! Now we add it to just about everything ! Goes realy well in mashed spud :thumbup:
     
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    i was just linking some friends to here and see some replies i missed.
    Nice work guys!
    Anyone come up with some new ways to use this ?
     

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