Smoky, Salty Bacon: 9 Irresistible Appetizers with Bacon

Smoky, Salty Bacon: 9 Irresistible Appetizers with Bacon

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Faith Durand
May 2, 2011
Over the past few years, bacon has been sprinkled into everything — from cupcakes to salads to cookies. To be honest, we got a little tired of the bacon overload. But we don't want to forget bacon's proper place; it still is one of the most delicious things you can eat. Personally, I like using just a hint of bacon at the beginning of a meal. That smoky saltiness wakes up the tastebuds for the meal to come. So many of my favorite appetizers call for just a smattering of bacon, and here are a few favorites — from bacon and goat cheese pops, to bacon-wrapped potato bites, to soup shooters garnished with just a tasty crumb or two. TOP ROW • 1 Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce - These are hearty, indulgent, and incredibly popular. • 2 Goat Cheese Pops with Herbs, Pecans, and Bacon - Savory little balls of goat cheese, rolled in bacon. • 3 Elegant Pancetta Cups - These are more of a sit-down appetizer, and they're perfect for Mother's Day brunch. Fill them with salad, egg salad — anything that goes with bacon. • 4 Vidalia Onion Dip with Bacon Crumbles - A fresher onion dip, from scratch, garnished with bacon. • 5 Bacon Fat Popcorn - Bacon fat popcorn is unexpected, delicious, and still quite light. BOTTOM ROW • 6 S.T.'s Tex-Mex Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Nuggets - Winner of a past recipe contest, by popular vote! • 7 How To Make Candied Salted Bacon - A few bites of this with a plate of good cheese? Yes please. • 8 Cream of Celery Soup with Bacon - A good soup for spring, and a great way to start a meal. • 9 Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Biscuits - Make these biscuits extra-tiny, and serve them with fruit, nuts, and other appetizer nibbles. Your guests will go wild. More on Bacon:Bacon-Sage Meatballs with Buttermilk Gravy - Would be great served on toothpicks. • How To Make Perfect Bacon in the Oven - Our favorite method. • Bacon and Eggs Appetizer - Cute little eggs 'n' bacon in spoons. What's your favorite bacon-laden appetizer? (Images: See linked recipes for full image credits)
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