I’m here to teach you how to create a DIY Bacon Bar at home – It’s the perfect solution for entertaining a crowd at breakfast or brunch! We’re taking bacon to the extreme with a variety of flavored bacons, bacon biscuits, bacon flavored salt and even bacon jam.
We’ve officially entered the
busiest happiest time of the year! Shopping for holiday gifts, visiting family members and entertaining at home – It’s a whirlwind of fun that just spins you around and ends with a glass of bubbly at midnight on January 1st.
To keep entertaining awesome and easy this holiday season, I’m tackling brunch in a new way – With a DIY Bacon Bar!
What is a Bacon Bar?
An ultimate bacon spread with different varieties – Sea Salt Caramel Bacon, Apricot Gouda Bacon, and Bourbon Brown Sugar Bacon – as well as flaky biscuits, bacon jam and scrambled eggs for DIY breakfast sandwiches. And because any occasion with a bacon bar is cause for celebration – Don’t forget to break out the bubbly too! Here are 5 budget-friendly sparkling wines that would pair perfectly with all that amazing bacon-goodness.
How to Make a Bacon Bar:
- I like to set up the different bacons in mason jars on a table and set them amongst the biscuits, bacon salt, and other accompaniments.
I love the idea to present the different types of bacon in individual mason jars with cute tags describing each variety and simply adorned with a bit of twine. You many even already have those decorative touches on hand!
Tis’ the season for giving – The perfect excuse to send my guests home with a fun parting gift of Bacon Salt! I just pack it up into decorative glass jars, label them with my guests’ names, and attach a small salt spoon for an extra special touch. It’s amazing sprinkled over roasted vegetables, scrambled eggs, or a big juicy steak. But my absolute favorite thing to do with Bacon Salt? Use it as a salt rim for Bloody Marys… Yep!
What’s better than bacon salt rimmed Bloody Marys?
How to Create a DIY Bacon Bar | Bacon Salt Recipe
- 1 12-ounce package bacon
- 3/4 cup sea salt
- 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Arrange bacon slices on a cookie rack placed on a cookie sheet.
- Bake 25-30 minutes, until crisp. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool completely.
- Chop bacon very finely using either a knife or food processor. Mix with salt and pepper.
- Pack into small jars to give as gifts. Keep refrigerated.
If you created your own Bacon Bar, be sure to snap a picture of your finished set up and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings and tagging me @platingsandpairings.