High bacon prices nationwide are making headlines. The spike in prices can be attributed to the PEDv virus (more info on that here) that has killed a huge number of piglets, as well as drought conditions in some pork producing states.
One way to reduce the cost of bacon is to learn how to cure and smoke your own bacon, you will not be sorry.
And after you make your own bacon you can put it on everything…like these fried oysters>here’s a link to the recipe
or put some bacon on your popcorn>Here’s the recipe
Make a great appetizer with bacon and potatoes for your next party. Here’s the recipe for Bacon and Kale Potato Cakes
BACON, SPAGHETTI AND GREENS
1 pound spaghetti
1/2 Pound of Thick sliced bacon
2 cloves of minced garlic
8 ounces kale
8 ounces steamed broccoli
8 ounces spinach
2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
Cut bacon into 1/4 inch pieces and saute over medium heat to render the fat. Remove the bacon and reserve until the end of the recipe.
Over low heat add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add kale and saute until wilted. Add broccoli and spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted. Toss in the spaghetti and serve with Parmesan and red pepper flakes.