Friday, August 1, 2014

Bacon Butty plus it's #BaconMonth

This classic British sandwich is mobile breakfast fare at its finest, often served out of a food van at car boot sales, weekend markets and school sporting events. The best ones come with heaps of bacon. 

In the spirit of bacon making everything better, even hotter-than the hinges-of-the-gates-of-hell August in Dubai, I’ve joined a great group of bloggers for a month of bacon recipes! Organized by Julie of White Lights on Wednesday,  this second annual Bacon Month will include not only bacon-centric recipes, both sweet and savory, but also one cookbook giveaway each week. The giveaways officially start next Monday on 4 August so make sure to come back and enter! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a list of all the blogs that will be participating.

But, meanwhile, I couldn’t make a Bacon Month announcement without sharing some bacon goodness. I had my first bacon butty in Aberdeen many years ago, while visiting some dear friends from our Brazil years. It was an early Sunday morning and as we arrived at the Thainstone Market, the excitement of the treasure hunt was in the air, along with the fabulous aroma of frying bacon. I have never had a bacon butty to match that one, although I’ve been trying to ever since. A floury bun filled with bacon is the best!

Ingredients
Olive oil
5-6 slices back bacon
1 floury round roll, halved
Butter (optional)
1-2 tablespoons HP or other brown sauce

Method
Drizzle a little olive oil in your pan. Add bacon and cook, until browned and crispy.



Meanwhile, butter your bread roll, if desired.

Place bacon on the bottom half of your roll and top with HP Sauce. Yes, it's a lot of bacon for one sandwich. No, it's not too much. There can never be enough bacon.



Cover with roll top.


That’s it! Simple, bacon-full and delicious. Enjoy!






Find the first week's cookbook giveaway - Bacon Nation - right here: http://bit.ly/UWsdZI

Meet my fellow Bacon Month bloggers! We've all committed to posting a minimum of two bacon recipes each week this month so you'll want to come back often. Oh, and also to enter the cookbook giveaways! That's our fearless leader, Julie, on the top right.

Bacon Month 2014 Collage

Bacon Month is going to be epic!

 

Be sure to follow Bacon Month with the #baconmonth and #putsomepiginit hashtags, and get even more bacon recipes on our Pinterest board!

Follow Julie's board I Heart | Bacon! on Pinterest.





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