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Salt and bacon are two cooking essentials. The combination of the two is perfection indeed. Use this salt on things like eggs, potatoes, sprinkled onto steak before grilling…

For more on the inspiration of this post, see this post- Bacon Week Part 1: Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!

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Bacon Salt 

  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 cup coarse sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground peppercorns

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Lay your bacon out in single strips over a cookie rack and put that in a baking tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the bacon is crisp and starting to blacken(It should look overcooked rather than how you’d normally eat bacon).

Once the bacon has cooled, use a paper towel to press out any excess oil. Transfer the bacon to a food processor and process until there are only small chunks and a paste begins to form. Add in the sea salt and ground pepper(note: whole peppercorns will not break up in the food processor) and continue to process until the salt breaks up into smaller pieces and mixes with the bacon. Transfer to an airtight jar and keep in the refrigerator when not using.

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