Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Best Bacon Salt Recipe - And It's Healthier Too!

If you like bacon, you will love this bacon salt! 

Have you ever tried a good bacon salt? A potent bacon salt packs quite a smoky punch and livens up almost any dish you can dream up.

Bacon Salt
We love to sprinkle a bit of this amazing seasoning on grilled burgers, our Roast Chicken, eggs, hash browns, Our Copy-Cat Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad, breakfast casseroles, mac & cheese, potato salad, pop corn, grilled cheese sandwiches, B-B-Q chicken pizza, baked potatoes, scalloped potatoes, oven fries, savory nut mixes, vegetable casseroles, grilled corn on the cob, tuna topped garden tomatoes, steamed or roasted asparagus, and any other place you'd want bacon in.

We have perfected the art of bacon salt making here at the Kitchen Cheetahs test kitchen. Most homemade bacon salts are oily, clumpy, and weak on the smoky bacon flavor. We set out to solve these problems. This recipe is the result of these efforts.

This bacon Salt is very fragrant and flavorful. A little goes a long way. We love it!

Bacon alone does not give the flavor punch we were looking for, so we added a high quality smoke salt and a nutritional yeast product called "Bakon Yeast". It is a natural hickory smoked Torula yeast product that is used as a smoky bacon flavored seasoning for snack foods, sauces, meats, and vegetarian foods.

We also use our in house BioSalt recipe in pace for regular salt. We like our salt because it is balanced for the body and does not promote water retention. BioSalt is a staple in our kitchens.

Feel free to make this recipe to suit your tastes. You may add more or less bacon, vary the type of smoke salts used, and add however much salt you want here. Have fun with it.


My research shows that you can find this Bakon Yeast here:


Bakon Yeast Products are available from Ohly Americas located in Hutchinson, MN.  Their website is :http://www.ohly.com .  
MN telephone: 800-321-2689



Some online retail sites carrying it are:


http://abchealthfoods.com/index.php/brands/bakon-yeast.html


http://stores.wholesome-essential.com/bakon-yeast-hickory-smoke-seasoning-2-oz/



Best Bacon Salt Recipe:

1 c. well rendered bacon (1 to 2 pounds raw smoked bacon)
1/2 to 1 c. BioSalt or sea salt, to taste
1/4 to 1/2 t. of your favorite smoke salt, to taste
2 T. Bacon-Yeast
1 t. fresh ground black pepper, optional, to taste


Method: 

Use the healthiest, most flavorful smoked bacon you can find.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Spread the strips of raw bacon onto a cooling rack set over a rimmed baking sheet.

Place the bacon in the oven and bake for at least 30 minutes, or until very crispy and quite dark in color. Render the bacon long and slow to remove as much fat as possible (or the bacon salt will really clump together - not good).

Remove bacon from the oven and let cool completely. Dab with paper towels to remove fat.

Process the rendered bacon in a food processor until it looks like grainy bits.

Add the salt, to taste.

Add your chosen smoke salt to taste.

Emphasize the bacon salt flavor by adding the "Bakon-Yeast" seasoning.  The Bakon-Yeast also helps to absorb some of the oil from the bacon.

Add the pepper if using. Taste and adjust flavors as desired.

Store air-tight.


Tip: Alderwood smoke salt is good. Mesquite smoke salt is good for mexican foods.


Enjoy, 

Leila & Nancy.