International Bacon Day is September 2nd and it’s fast approaching. If you’re learning this for the first time, yes, it’s definitely real. The world loves bacon, silly. In fact, it’s probably the most important food holiday that we know of. It’s going to be a feast, and just like any official holiday, it’s something restauranteurs should take advantage of.
It’s the perfect opportunity to introduce a new dish, experiment with the menu, and test out some clever promotional ideas. So, go get that bacon ready and check out these mix of classic and fresh bacon recipes that’ll get you ready for Baconmania.
Glazed Pepper-Bacon Poppers
This tasty appetizer is easy to eat and also one of the easiest to make. It’s no wonder it often ‘pops’ up in many home recipes and menus. There are a lot of variations for bacon popper fillings, too. But the most popular among foodies are probably scallop and chicken.
Maple Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Ganache and Candied Bacon
Candied bacon toppings have quietly made their way to many of our favorite confection recipes. It’s really grown in popularity. The maple cupcake, sprinkled with bacon bits is a lovely treat that’ll really look good on the shelf, and should also surprise a few foodies with its combination of flavors.
Bacon Cheese Fries
Lots of fries, lots of cheese, lots of bacon, your assortment of seasoning, and then more cheese and bacon. Can’t go wrong with this one, right? You probably have these ingredients any given day, which means all you’re really going to worry about is choosing a signature sauce.
Asparagus has always been a good complementary vegetable to many entrées, but since we’re talking about International Bacon Day 2017, we have to add a bit of our favorite meat into the mix. To avoid overcooking the asparagus, try to pre-cook the bacon beforehand. It’s a classic homemade recipe, which works exceptionally well when paired with grilled meat and fresh tomatoes.
Roast Trout with Warm Green Lentil and Bacon Dressing
If roasting a trout and preparing lentils sounds boring, then this recipe will be nothing but a healthy exercise. Lentils are among the healthiest food on the planet, which also surprisingly makes for an excellent dish when you add bacon. The beans are very good at absorbing flavors, so putting them together as a dressing is a wonderful and tasty idea.
Citrus-Glazed Bacon with Apple and Fennel Salad
In this gourmet entrée, bacon is glazed and braised in flavorful cider and mustard. It’s perfect for brunch and dinner, while any leftover meat can be thinly sliced to make some yummy bacon sandwiches.
Raclette with Smoked Bacon and Fine Herb Salad
This raclette recipe will take a while to prepare, but the payoff is surely worth the wait. The herb salad works as a simple but perfect complement to the flavorful main ingredients. Altogether this wonderful mix should serve as a cheesy and yummy treat for brunch.
Just make sure to order the bacon in advance!
Make sure to have the proper food handling and food safety training before preparing International Bacon Day food for your customers, friends and family.