Happy National Bacon Day!! Woot woot! Can you tell I am excited? I can't help it. I mean, a day set aside for us all to
worship enjoy all things bacon? Yes please sign me up SIR! Of course it is not like I abstain from bacon the rest of the year, holy crap I don't even want to think about that! But there is something about an official holiday that brings out extra excitement to celebrate right? Heck, I am always game for a good party, and I don't even care if it is BYOB (bring your own bacon.....ya that was weak I know).
I will tell you though that, at my house, there is no need to bring your own bacon because I have had pounds (which is slightly more than usual) of that fabulous meat candy flowing through my kitchen! I knew I wanted to come up with something awesome for the big day. Leading up to it I have had a couple notable dishes with bacon. Two of my favorites were BLT Potato Salad, and my Crab Puppies. The BLT potato salad was a perfect side for all of our BBQing that has been going on around here. It is creamy with caramelized leeks, roasted tomatoes, and studded with crispy bacon. It doesn't get much better than that folks!
Then there were those wonderful little Crab Puppies *sigh* chock full of sweet lump crab, green onions, crispy bacon, all brought together with beer. Be still my heart! I am seriously swooning right now folks, someone might need to catch me if I fall!!
When it came right down to what I was going to make for this auspicious day I knew I wanted to go back to the basics, but just give it a little twist. I have kind of been on a little hot dog kick lately. If it is really possible, I have actually gotten a bit burned out on BBQ. I know, say it ain't so Bobbi! We have had ribs, and chicken, and steak, and burgers so many times over the last few weeks. Our grill and smoker have gotten quite the work out, however my taste buds have been crying for a change
So the humble little hot dog is what has been calling my name. It just seemed fitting to me that I take my craving and mash it up with a classic bacon dish, the BLT. But let's bump it up just a tad shall we? We won't grill that little doggie. Ohhh no no my friends, that wouldn't be any fun at all. Plus we are trying to celebrate bacon, and for that you can't just just slap some bacon on a dog and call it a party can you? Nope, I think not. Buuuutttttt if you cook that said dog in the bacon fat? Well that just takes it to a whole other level of drool worthiness, can I get an amen people?
What is the verdict when it comes to this delectable canine creation? Dig ding ding....we have a winnaaaaa!! We sucked them down so fast there was barely time for a positive ID check!
1 year ago - Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
2 years ago - Mexican Grilled Corn
3 years ago - Pumpkinated Bacon Pancakes with Eggs and Vanilla Syrup
BLT Hot Dogs
- 8 slices bacon, diced
- 8 natural casing beef hot dogs
- 2 large vine ripened tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1 cup baby lettuce
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 8 hamburger buns
- Cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove, with a slotted spoon, to a paper towel and return the skillet back to the heat.
- Place the hot dogs in the skillet with the bacon grease and cook until seared and browning on all sides.
- Slather one side of the hot dog buns with mayonnaise.
- Place a hot dog in each bun.
- Top with lettuce, tomato, and bacon.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 25 mins.
Tags: bacon, hot dogs, beef, tomato, lettuce, bacon