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Eat All This Bacon Like It's About to Run Out

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Is there currently a bacon shortage? No.

America’s bacon-fueled hysteria ebbs and flows every few years, the culinary world’s answer to Satanic Panic. But the panic has really swelled in the past day or so, as news of rapidly depleting pork belly reserves resulted in a flurry of fear-stoking news reports appended with alarmist headlines that rocked readers to their core. It's even got its own URL from the Ohio Pork Supply!

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Well, to borrow a turn of phrase from this Medium post, the supposed bacon shortage is a headfake, and we’re falling for it, baby. Yesterday, Joe Cosacarelli of The New York Times penned a Snopesian takedown of this gastronomic pearl-clutching, lambasting it as “fake news." In his piece, he clarified that these depleting pork belly reserves don't necessarily translate to an impending bacon shortage.

Glad that's cleared up. Isn't that better? Doesn't that assuage your fears? Now go ahead and treat yourself to bacon; put it in any dish you can. Sprinkle it in a salad. Place it atop a toast. Dunk it in some broth. Throw it at your enemy. (Don't do this.) Digest it in a dish of your choosing, like the ones below. Consume it rapidly.

The Bacon-Ensconced

Bacon-Wrapped Apricots Stuffed with Pistachios and Mozzarella

Bacon-Wrapped Apricots Stuffed with Pistachios and Mozzar... by EmilyC

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

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

Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Pork Loin

Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Pork Loin by mtlabor

Devils on Hatchback

Devils on Hatchback by Helenthenanny

Some 'Gers (Uh, Burgers)

Fiendishly Tasty Bacon Turkey Burgers

Fiendishly Tasty Bacon Turkey Burgers by hardlikearmour

The New Englandah Burgah

The New Englandah Burgah by Chef Jason Royal

Bacon-Stuffed Burgers with Pimento Cheese and Avocado
Bacon-Stuffed Burgers with Pimento Cheese and Avocado

Baconian Sammies

Apple, Bacon, Caramelized Red Onion Sandwiches with Arugula-Thyme Spread

Apple, Bacon, Caramelized Red Onion Sandwiches with Arugu... by em-i-lis

Parker & Otis' Pimento Cheese (+ Grilled Sandwiches with Bacon & Tomato)

Parker & Otis' Pimento Cheese (+ Grilled Sandwiches with ... by Genius Recipes

Poached Egg & Bacon Sandwich

Poached Egg & Bacon Sandwich by pipsplate

Fig & Bacon Grilled Cheese

Fig & Bacon Grilled Cheese by Campbell Cheese & Grocery

Break this fast, now

Hot Chicken and Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Waffle
Hot Chicken and Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Waffle
The BLT Benedict

The BLT Benedict by inpatskitchen

BEAT Breakfast Sandwich

BEAT Breakfast Sandwich by hardlikearmour

Rice, Rice, Baby

Anytime Jambalaya

Anytime Jambalaya by hardlikearmour

Springtime Bacon and Egg Fried Rice

Springtime Bacon and Egg Fried Rice by The Spiced Life

Breakfast Fried Rice
Breakfast Fried Rice

Stews & Noodles & Soups

Corn, Bacon, and Clam Stew

Corn, Bacon, and Clam Stew by Matt Greco

Bacon & Egg Ramen

Bacon & Egg Ramen by Aliwaks

Roasted Tomato BLT Soup

Roasted Tomato BLT Soup by amysarah

Creamy Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Creamy Cauliflower and Potato Soup by anotherfoodieblogger

Um…These Have Bacon in Them? Let's Call This "Misc"

Cheesy Potato and Bacon "Brown Betty"
Cheesy Potato and Bacon "Brown Betty"
Sweet Potato Rolls with Bacon and Brown Sugar Butter

Sweet Potato Rolls with Bacon and Brown Sugar Butter by Karrie / Tasty Ever After

Leek, Bacon and Goat Cheese Pizza

Leek, Bacon and Goat Cheese Pizza by Savour

These Are Mostly Bacon

Bacon Bird with Turkey Neck Gravy
Bacon Bird with Turkey Neck Gravy
Sriracha Maple Bacon
Sriracha Maple Bacon

What's your favorite recipe with bacon? Let us know in the comments.

Tags: bacon, bacon shortage