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Bacon: Well fry me up an iPhone app

May 21, 2009 | 11:30 am

PocketbaconmainscreenFinally, an iPhone app that fries bacon! 

Virtually, that is. 

IPhone lovers, meet Pocket Bacon.

Pocketbaconlogo Click on the Pocket Bacon icon, and you'll hear the sound of sizzling bacon as your screen transforms into a virtual skillet, strips of bacon frying away.

Click once on the screen and voila: More bacon appears. Use your fingers to move the bacon around to make room for more strips. Then double-click on a strip and it disappears, those sizzling sounds momentarily replaced by the sounds of someone munching away.

Thoroughly enthralled, I just about drained half the phone battery before I realized the app did more....

An "oh-so-indispensible" toolbar pops up if you click the skillet surface on the bottom right of the screen. The options? Click on a newspaper icon to get some of the latest Internet bacon news. Or click on the locater icon to have your phone search for nearby bacon-serving establishments. 

Yet another icon allows you to shop for bacon-related products online. And you can find bacon recipes using the file icon. Finally, select the settings icon to change the "frying" surface as you cook up your bacon. (Griddle not your thing? Find your favorite skillet -- choose from old, giant or scratched -- or go for the micro cooker to shake things up a little.)

About the only major drawback was that it made me crave the real thing....  Otherwise, way to go, PocketBacon! You've made my list of "1,001 things to do with bacon."

-- Noelle Carter

Pictures courtesy of PocketBacon.com.

No. 37: Weaponize it

No. 36: Use it for fuel

No. 35: Hold a bacon festival

No. 34: Add it to meatloaf

No. 33: Go BLT crazy

No. 32: Weaponize it

No. 31: Add it to risotto

No. 30: Key to longevity?

No. 29: Blame it on science

No. 28: Have fun with the Health section

No. 27: Use Padma to sell bacon burgers ... and convert bacon's unbelievers

No. 26: Make a bacon pillow

No. 25: Bacon explosion

Nos. 20-24: Make dessert

No. 19: Make a bacon-doughnut-cheeseburger

No. 18: Bacon bath salts

No. 17: Chicken-fried bacon, a.k.a. "bacon porn"

No. 16: Use bacon grease on your popcorn

No. 15: Get a bacon tattoo

No. 14: Make chocolate cupcakes with bacon cream cheese frosting

No. 13: Cover it in chocolate

No. 12: Make a bacon piñata

No. 11: Write letters about it

No. 10: Use it as currency

No. 9: Bacon chips

No. 8: Rumaki

No. 7: Lentils and bacon

No. 6: Gift it

No. 5: Maple-bacon biscuits

No. 4: Roasted potato salad

No. 3: Apple bacon coffeecake

No. 2: Panzanella

No. 1: Candied Bacon Martini

Bacon recipes galore!

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