Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bacon Popcorn: a use for left over bacon grease

Part of Bacon Day is the viewing of an appropriate bacon movie, Tremors, Footloose, or maybe Frost/Nixon, or you could always go with Babe, piglets big adventure, or Charlotte's Web. In any case pop corn is always a good companion. So here is a recipe for bacon popcorn.

Serves 10
1/2 cup bacon grease
3/4 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste
3 tablespoons bacon bits (optional)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)

Measure the bacon grease into a 6 quart pot and place over high heat. Add one or two popcorn kernels as testers. When the test kernels pop, add the rest of the popcorn and cover with a lid. As the popcorn starts to pop, shake the pan back and forth constantly to keep the unpopped kernels on the bottom where they can pop. When the popping slows down, remove the pan from the heat and let it finish popping.

Pour the popcorn into a large bowl or paper sack. Season with half of the seasoned salt and stir. Taste before adding more salt if desired. Toss with bacon bits and shredded Cheddar cheese for an extra special treat. Store leftovers in lunch sacks or sandwich bags.

This, I'm guessing, will be a new Bacon Day classic


Alexa and the Bacon Boys


Anonymous said...

Ha, I love this idea! I made tortilla chips in bacon grease before.

Bacon said...

This is a great idea, I'm going to write that up if you're okay with that. Last year we had bacon guacamole, that could be a great combo.

How much do you love Bacon?

Are you going to celebrate Bacon Day 2009?


Alltop. Seriously?! I got in?