It's been well-documented that bacon makes everything taste better. But instead of consigning it to a supporting role, why not make bacon the star of the dish? Here are a few recipes that put our favorite cured meat into the spotlight:
Bacon Confit with Chiles and Pickles
Homemade bread-and-butter pickles and Fresno chiles top crispy cubes of slow-cooked slab bacon.
Bacon with Pineapple Jus and Bacon-Salted Peanuts
Strange and wonderful, this salty-sweet braised bacon dish makes for a conversation-starting hors d'oeuvre.
A Perfect Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich
Bacon mayonnaise takes this sandwich into another dimension.
Serve this decadently rich condiment on warm cornbread or biscuits.
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