Friday, March 27, 2009
As you know, bacon is the most perfect food in the world. Don't even try to disagree. For those worried about being kosher, turkey bacon is a decent alternative. I wouldn't prefer it, but if you can't eat the real stuff, it does okay.
I could go on and on about how much I love bacon, but I won't. I know a lot of vegetarians (and I respect that) who miss the taste of bacon. Well, behold: BACON SALT.
I am a fan of the "natural" one. It's low in sodium and has no gluten, but is packed with flavor. Bacon salt is the vegetarian alternative to making your food have that nice bacon edge. There is NO meat in the product, although there is dairy, so beware, those with allergies.
I'm not going to pretend it tastes like you put a crisp piece of bacon on whatever you're shakin' this stuff on. However, it does provide that nice smoky flavor that bacon has to whatever you're adding it to. I personally enjoy it on eggs and baked potatoes. I also recommend adding it to meatloaves/meatballs/hand-formed burger patties.
I plan on doing a weekly feature on bacon, featuring bacon recipes. But for you vegetarians out there, I will also be including bacon salt in that feature, as I have created a ton of recipes for that as well. I could really talk about bacon for hours, so I leave you with the link to the company who makes bacon salt (in all kinds of flavors), and I encourage you to buy. I love mine! (And no, they are not paying me in any way or even know who I am!)