Happy International Bacon Day..like the best holiday ever.
I actually think bacon needs a whole month of dedication.
You can’t get much more versatile than bacon.
I prefer it Straight Up. Extra Crispy.
I remember back in High School I would cook a pound of bacon and eat it in one sitting.
Back to the tasty and easy appetizers.
Cook up some bacon, broil some tomatoes and shallots, spread some Sainte Andre Cheese on some crusty bread..and you’ve got yourself one tasty bite!
I think these beauties need a close up.
- 12 1″ slices French Bread, about ¾ of a 9oz. loaf
- 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
- ⅛ cup + 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
- 1 teaspoon Balsamic Glaze
- 1 Shallot Bulb, minced
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper
- ½ teaspoon Coarse Kosher Salt
- 7 oz. Sainte Andre Cheese, at room temperature
- 8 oz. Smithfield Bacon, cooked and crumbled
- Adjust your oven rack to the top, directly under the broiler.
- Heat your oven to broil.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
- In a medium bowl, mix together tomatoes, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil,balsamic glaze, salt and pepper.
- Place the tomatoes onto the baking sheet.
- Broil for 8-10 minutes or until the tomatoes begin to blister and pop. Stir every couple minutes.
- Change your oven to bake at 350.
- Place the bread onto a baking sheet.
- Brush the bread with the remaining ⅛ cup olive oil.
- Place in the oven and bake for about 5 minutes or until crusty.
- While the bread is still warm, spread 1 teaspoon of Sainte Andre cheese on each slice.
- Evenly distribute the tomato mixture over the bread slices and top with bacon.
In celebration of International Bacon Day, Smithfield Bacon would like to offer one of my readers a fun prize pack
One reader will win
A Smithfield Bacon Cooler
Smithfield Pouch Pack Bacon
Smithfield Hometown Bacon
I Love Bacon Koozie
$50 in Smithfield Coupons
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Contest open to US residents ONLY
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Annnnddddd, since It’s International Bacon Day, I thought I would share some bacon inspired things.
Bacon Air Freshener
Bacon Lip Balm
Bacon Tube Socks
Bacon Gift Wrap
Bacon Chocolate Bar
Bacon Neck Tie
Bacon Chemistry Shirt
Footloose (oh come on, now thats funny)
Bacon iPhone Case
Bacon Bumper Sticker