Many of my vegetarian friends grudgingly admit that bacon is the only meat they truly miss. Another friend (not veggie) claims that the best aromatherapy is the smell of bacon in the morning. Let’s face it: it’s not easy to resist a good bacon butty for breakfast, foregoing all the healthy porridge/avocado/granola options.
Of course, we have been scared senseless of bacon (until recently), the evil processed, salty and fatty villain. But well-sourced, free range, home-cured (or as near as) bacon is certainly better than limpid, preservatives-stuffed, processed supermarket ham. Bacon has good fats, vitamin Bs, minerals and magnesium. And, hell – life with bacon in it is more worth living.
Talk about moreish – this glazed bacon makes the most moreish nibble in the world. Make sure you make twice the amount you plan to serve your guests with drinks, as half is dead certain to disappear before they arrive. The recipe comes from NYT Cooking.