15 Mind-Blowing Bacon Dishes Slideshow
August 9, 2012
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Bacon and Eggs Ice Cream – The Fat Duck, Bray, Berkshire, UK
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This collection of mind-blowing bacon dishes would not be complete without mentioning chef Heston Blumenthal’s bacon and eggs ice cream, a signature dish at his restaurant The Fat Duck. The item is made even more special because its prepared tableside using dry ice to create instant ice cream. The combination of creamy custard and back bacon is served in an egg cup with soldiers made from sugar-coated brioche bread.
The Breakfast Cone – The Cozy Cone Motel at Disney’s California Adventure, Anaheim, Calif.
The Cars portion of Disney’s California Adventure features a restaurant called The Cozy Cone Motel that serves up innovative cone-shaped treats. The breakfast cone features a cone made of crispy bacon that is filled with scrambled eggs.
Bacon Waffles – Good Enough to Eat, New York City
Why pay extra for a side of bacon when you can have it crumbled right into your waffles? That seems to be the philosophy at this New York spot. The cakes are filled with a healthy serving of their double-smoked bacon, prepared in-house.
Bacon-wrapped Matzoh Balls – The Gorbals, Los Angeles
Chef Ilan Hall, winner of Top Chef season two offers a unique bacon dish at his Los Angeles restaurant – matzoh balls wrapped in strips of Nueske’s bacon.
Bacon Bomb – Patty Long’s, Chicago
This self-described beer and bacon bar serves up a bevy of menu items featuring the porky treat, and none more impressive than the Bacon Bomb. This gluttonous monstrosity starts with a meatloaf made of ground sausage, pork, and beef then wrapped in a woven blanket of brown sugar bacon strips then slow cooked in a pig roaster. Invite some friends along to help you finish this dish, or if you’re feeling extra hungry, take on the Bacon Bomb Challenge in which you’ll have 45 minutes to devour the 5-pound bomb and a massive side of fries.
Pizza with Bacon Marmalade – Cane Rosso, Dallas
This pizza place in Dallas is known for serving up pies topped with unique ingredient combinations. The Delia is topped with fresh mozzarella, roasted grape tomatoes, spicy bacon marmalade, and arugula.
Bacon Confections – The Sticky Pig, Costa Mesa, Calif.
This sweets company is dedicated to one thing only – bacon confections. There are a variety of flavors of chocolate-covered bacon candies available; try the Rogue with spicy peanut butter and caramelized banana or the Lakshmi with sweet curry, coconut, kaffir lime, and white chocolate.
The Frenchie Burger – DBGB Kitchen & Bar, New York City
This classic burger from Daniel Boulud features an expertly prepared beef patty topped with confit pork belly, arugula, tomato-onion compote, and melted Morbier cheese on a peppered brioche bun.
‘Merica Burger – Slater’s 50/50, Anaheim, Calif.
At Slater’s 50/50 in Anaheim this specialty burger includes a patty made from 100% ground bacon topped with crispy strips of thick-cut bacon, a sunny side egg, Bacon Island dressing (a take on Thousand Island dressing) and melted bacon Cheddar cheese.
The Triple B Taco – The Bacon Bacon Food Truck, San Francisco
With a name like The Bacon Bacon Food Truck there’s no disguising what they’re serving up. While the entire menu features bacon-laden dishes, the Triple B Taco is especially noteworthy. This taco combines pork butt, pork belly, bacon, Momma Lil’s peppers, and goat cheese. If you’re more of a purist go for the bacon bouquet instead, a paper cone filled with perfectly fried strips of bacon.
Chicken Fried Bacon – Sodolak’s Original Country Inn, Snook, Texas
Sodolak’s Original Country Inn claims to be the first restaurant to ever serve chicken fried bacon. Regardless of its origins, this outrageous dish is not for the faint hearted. They simply fry up strips of bacon the same way they fry chicken, double battered and cooked until golden brown and crispy.
The Bacon Bacon Biscuit – Carl’s Jr.
This bacon-lover’s dream from Carl's Jr. starts with a buttery biscuit that is then topped with Canadian bacon, a folded egg omelet, melted American cheese, and piled with crispy bacon strips to finish things off.
Melba Pancakes – Shopsin, New York City
The menu at this restaurant has more options than you can possibly imagine, so to save the time and effort of sifting through the lengthy affair, just go ahead and order the Melba pancakes. These pancakes are topped with a combination of lime, raspberry, and peach preserves as well as crispy crumbled bacon and cream cheese.
Bacon and Blue Cheese Encrusted Burger – Dad’s Kitchen, Sacramento, Calif.
Bacon and blue cheese burgers are pretty standard, but the Dads Burger at Dads Kitchen takes the concept to a whole new level. Instead of simply topping a cooked patty with crumbled blue cheese and a few strips of bacon, this patty is topped with crumbled blue cheese on both sides then wrapped in a coat of bacon and griddled to perfection. The result is crispy, creamy, and very meaty.
Bacon-Wrapped Deep-Fried Hot Dogs – Crif Dogs, New York City
This New York hot dog joint is known for serving up intriguing hot dogs in a very low-key setting, one of their most famous techniques includes wrapping a dog in bacon and deep-frying it. You can get it as part of their Chihuahua and BLT dogs.