Southern Bacon

Submitted by Christi

Who doesn’t love bacon? I know I do. It is a good thing. My husband is a bacon expert. He knows how to pick it out and he knows how to fry it. His bacon expertise may only be surpassed by his french fry expertise!


So, what to do with bacon? Here are a couple of ideas:

Bacon Chile Cheese Grits

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups Longhorn cheese, grated (about 6 ounces)
  • 4-1/2-ounce can chopped green chiles
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 10 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Bring the water to a boil, and add the salt and garlic. Slowly stir in the grits, and continue stirring for 4 or 5 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from heat.

Add the butter, 1 cup of the cheese and green chiles, stirring until butter is completely melted. Beat the eggs with the milk, add to the mixture and mix well. Add 4 slices of crumbled bacon.

Pour into a greased 2-quart baking dish and bake, uncovered, in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and crumbled bacon. Makes 6 servings.

Or how about this:

Blue Cheese Stuffed, Bacon Wrapped Figs

Cut a slit in the side of the dried figs
Fill the fig with a little of your favorite blue cheese
Wrap the fig with 1/3 slice of bacon

Broil the figs, turning as needed until the bacon is crisp.

Bacon is very versatile, isn’t it?

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Today’s Lagniappe: Bacon Cheese Puff

Thaw out a sheet of frozen puff pastry. Lay slices of bacon on top of the pastry sheet. Spread shredded parmesan cheese (or cheese of your choice) on top of the bacon. Roll up the pastry, bacon and cheese. Slice the pastry inton 1 inch slices. Bake at 400 for 20 – 30 minutes or until golden brown.

13 Responses to “Southern Bacon”

  1. Maryrose Says:

    You’ve gotta love bacon. You always have the most delicious food. Thanks for sharing.

  2. [email protected] Says:

    I love grits and this recipe sounds like something my family would enjoy. THANKS!!!! Geri

  3. The Tablescaper Says:

    Grits are not my thing (I’m obviously not from the South) but the rolled puff pastry sounds great!
    – The Tablescaper

  4. KBeau Says:

    Oh, my. That fig recipe sounds so good and easy. Some of the best bacon I’ve eaten was at a brunch recently in Memphis. They coated the bacon in brown sugar and then baked it. Yummy.

  5. Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm Says:

    Yum! I can’t wait to try the figs!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  6. susan Says:

    Adding bacon to cheese grits can only improve a good thing!

  7. Tammy518 Says:

    Wow! I love bacon and grits, so this sounds so yummy!

  8. Mary Says:

    The figs and Parmesan puff pastry sound delicious, but you had me as soon as I saw the word “bacon.”
    I’m so bad that my daughter brought me the newest outlandish treat – chocolate covered bacon. I hope you are having a good day.

  9. Connie Says:

    I will be trying all of these!! They sound scrumptious!!

  10. Ashley Says:

    Is there anything better than bacon? I try not to each much red meat, but then my faves are ham, bacon, sausage. Yumm. Why oh why must it taste so darn good!!!

  11. darnold23 Says:

    Thanks for sharing. We’re sharing peanut butter ideas and Elvis stories at I hope you will come join us. Or, join us for Crock Pot Wednesdays. Mister Linky will be ready for that on Tuesday.

  12. Linderhof Says:

    Isn’t bacon one of the food groups? Love bacon!

  13. The Blushing Hostess Says:

    Love it. Reallt should not be eating it for fear of turning into a piggy but, what is better than bacon and cheese?

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