Bacon bits: Bacon wins 'Meat Madness' challenge, and more recipes
So Good author/owner Jon Eick decided to hold the challenge during March so it would coincide with NCAA basketball's "March Madness" tournament, and bacon faced 31 other challengers from four meat "regions" ("Red" Meat, Pork, Chicken and Seafood). The championship round pitted bacon, the No. 1 Pork seed, against steak, the No. 1 "Red" Meat seed. Bacon was declared the winner Friday with 57% of the vote.
"While there are other meats that may or may not be as popular as bacon, no other meat has online supporters who are as fervent, motivated and organized as lovers of bacon," Eick says. In all, more than 10,000 votes were submitted during the tournament.
If you're looking for more ways to showcase the "Meat Madness" champion, here are a few new recipes from around the Internet:
- Saucy chicken and bacon casserolefrom Weekly Times Now, Southbank, Victoria, Australia
- Steamed asparagus with Gorgonzola and bacon from the Detroit Free Press
- Homemade bacon from the Melbourne, Australia-based blog "Tomato."
- Bourbon and pecan brie and bourbon bacon toasts from Woodford Reserve from the blog "Amy's Table."
I'm adding these to my list of 1,001 things to do with bacon. Follow the jump to see the list as it stands now.
-- Noelle Carter
Image courtesy of Jon Eick at sogoodblog.com.