10 Bacon Recipes for Your Inner Piglet

February 11, 2015

The pig is a superior animal. Without pigs, there are no chicharrones, no pork buns, no bacon. This last would be truly tragic: Bacon is a magical food.

See, bacon could be called the gateway meat. We know more than a few ex-vegetarians who couldn’t resist bacon's charms, and why should they? Bacon is smoky, salty, and sweet -- it hits all the right notes, is perfect for any meal of the day, and is downright irresistible. Bacon is worthy of its hype, making everything it touches tastier. Better.

In honor of our upcoming Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks, here are 10 of our favorite bacon recipes. Go ahead, be a greedy little piggy, and make them all.

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Sriracha Maple Bacon by fiveandspice


BEAT Breakfast Sandwich by hardlikearmour


Buttermilk Bacon Grease Cornbread by Beth Kirby | {local milk}


Leek, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Pizza by Savour


Roberta's Pizza with Guanciale and Egg by fiveandspice


Salade Lyonnaise by Ann Mah


Hearts of Romaine Salad with Bacon, 5-Minute Eggs, and Pesto Dressing by Phyllis Grant


The Elegant Hors d'Oeuvre's Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts by Genius Recipes


Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon Vinaigrette by OB Cookie


Bacon & Egg Ramen by Aliwaks


The Piglet—inspired by The Morning News' Tournament of Books—is where the 16 most notable cookbooks of the year face off in a NCAA-style bracketed tournament. Watch the action and weigh in on the results!


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Let's have dinner sometime. There will be champagne and ice cream for sure; everything else is up in the air.


Lorraine February 29, 2016
Title is done - if something offends you - then don't read it - move on - this is why they make both vanilla and chocolate ice creams - bet you forgot that
Scott H. February 22, 2015
Get a life, do you comment publicly on every thing you dont like about other peoples choices. You must lead a miserable life
e February 22, 2015
Adorable and love the Winnie the Pooh piglet reference
Miles L. February 22, 2015
calling a human a 'piglet' or saying they have an 'inner piglet' when they actually eat the flesh of a pig is truly disgusting.
Louise February 22, 2015
Could not agree more. Truly distasteful title and writing!