It’s almost unthinkable. It’s worse than pulling off a band-aid but, sadly, it does happen. Sometimes (and, of course, through no fault of anybody except maybe vegetarians), our beloved bacon gets burnt. Life seems bleak in that moment, as if there’s no coming back to crispy paradise. But there is hope, friends. And we’re here to show you why. Check out these four ways to salvage burnt bacon and give life to new food through your loss:
Put it in a salad
Yes, we know… salad… But adding your demolished bacon can redeem both at the same time. Plus, you can tell people that you don’t always just eat bacon and that you had salad that one time.
Use it as a filling
There’s no reason you can’t use burnt bacon to fill dumplings, cupcakes, burritos, and almost anything you can think of. No one will know and don’t worry – we won’t tell anyone it was burnt if you share it with us.
Put it in a cauliflower faux-tatoes
What are cauliflower faux-tatoes? Well, it turns out they are extremely similar to mashed potatoes. So much so that most people don’t realize the difference. (Incidentally, if you haven’t tried mashed potatoes with bacon bits you are living in a dark, dark world.) So try some bacon cauliflower faux-tatoes and impress everyone around you with how healthy you are.
Top a baked potato
Speaking of potatoes… who doesn’t love a good baked potato? With such a boundless selection of toppings, you can mix in your burnt bacon and watch as the charcoaled remains of your beautiful soulmate are transformed into the anchor for your next delicious meal.
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