The Best Idea Ever for Bacon!

Although I do have other great ideas for leftover bacon ~
see end of post!

I made something simply marvellous the other day, hopefully you will be as delighted with this as I am!

Clearing out the fridge preparatory to filling it up again I found I had one single sad rasher of bacon left so I suddenly made …

Bacon Salt

1 rasher bacon
1 tsp crunchy sea salt

~   Preheat the oven to 375ºF/190ºC/170ºC fan/gas 5 or so.
~   Cook the bacon till it seems to have gone too far and looks yukky, like this …
very crisp over cooked bacon for making baco salt
~   Pat off any fat and let it cool and harden.
~   Break into pieces and crush together with the salt in a pestle and mortar.

crushing bacon and salt together in a pestle and mortar

~  Store in a sealed jar in the fridge and sprinkle willy nilly on all sorts of things.

As mentioned above, today I had it for lunch sprinkled over Brie and caramelised onion marmalade on nubbly toast comme ça …

cheese on toast with bacon salt

Yesterday I sprinkled bacon salt on poached freshly laid eggs (see here for the easiest and best way to poach eggs) …

poached eggs on toast with bacon salt

Tonight I plan on eating it with cod.

crushing salt and bacon together to make bacon salt

I have never made this before but am delighted with it; so much yumminess for so little effort and hardly any money, I shall certainly keep some by for the rest of my life! 

If you fancy doing the same please pin this handy image so you don't forget! 

This is just one of 35 ideas for leftover bacon included in Creative Ways to Use Up Leftovers ~ don't you wonder what ideas I have for the other 450 potential leftovers? 

creative ways to use up leftovers cookbook


M and N said...

Would be lovely on a salad as well - that is a great way to use up bacon...

DEBS said...

brilliant idea!

Sara said...

Awesome idea! Love this! :)