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Put 4 Strips Of Extra-Crispy Bacon In A Plastic Bag, Then Crush It To Make DIY Bacon Salt

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is a writer on the Original Content team. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Let me ask you a simple question: do the dads in your life love bacon?

I honestly don’t think I’ve ever met a dad who doesn’t like bacon — making picture-perfect bacon on Sunday mornings is probably chapter one in the “How To Be A Dad” guidebook!

So if you’re struggling to come up with a Father’s Day gift this year, don’t worry; Dad’s favorite breakfast meat is here to help.

No, I’m not suggesting you buy your dad or your husband a bouquet of bacon, but let’s be real: who wouldn’t love that?

Instead, we have a delicious recipe for DIY bacon salt that captures all the appeal of bacon, minus the mess and grease.

Bacon salt brings the smoky, savory flavor of bacon to the most essential seasoning in your kitchen. It’s the perfect gift for any bacon-loving dad, and it’s simple to make.

With just some regular ingredients you already have in your house, you can whip together bacon salt in minutes — and the dads in your life will absolutely love the thoughtful (and delicious) gift!

Cook: 10 min
Prep: 20 min
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 pieces bacon
  • To taste sea salt
  • To taste black pepper
Instructions
  • Cook 4 pieces of bacon until very crisp, almost burnt.
  • Let bacon cool.
  • Smash the bacon finely.
  • Combine bacon, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Put bacon salt into a jar.
  • Add label and give it to Dad!
For more in-depth instructions, follow the steps below!
DIY Bacon Salt 20 minutes 10 minutes 30 minutes Serves 4 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2017/06/homePage_thumb_1280x627_BaconSalt_1-850x416.jpg bacon sea salt black pepper Cook 4 pieces of bacon until very crisp, almost burnt. Let bacon cool. Smash the bacon finely. Combine bacon, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Stir to combine. Put bacon salt into a jar. Add label and give it to Dad!

Homemade Bacon Salt

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Any meat-loving dad will absolutely adore this one-of-a-kind gift.

It’s always hard to come up with ideas for DIY Father’s Day gifts, but we have a true home run for you this year.

Our DIY Bacon Salt recipe will wow even the pickiest dads!

Step #1: Cook 4 Pieces Of Bacon

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The first step to making this simple bacon salt is — you guessed it — cooking bacon!

The recipe calls for four pieces of bacon, but if you know you’re going to need to eat some of them, make a few extra for munching on.

You should cook these bacon strips until they’re almost burnt — this will make them better for crumbling into the salt.

Step #2: Let Bacon Cool

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Once you’ve cooked the bacon (and eaten your extras), let the bacon cool.

You should put these bacon strips on a cookie tray or on some paper towels — you want to make sure that as much grease as possible has dripped off the bacon.

Step #3: Smash The Bacon

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The next step is arguably the most fun — smashing the bacon.

The best way to crush your bacon is to put the bacon slices into a small, plastic bag, then use your hands, a large spoon, or a rolling pin to crush the bacon down until it is as finely ground as possible.

Step #4: Combine Ingredients

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Next, combine your smashed bacon, sea salt, and black pepper in a bowl.

There should be significantly more salt than bacon and black pepper, but the exact amounts are up to you!

You can even add other spices, like hot pepper, if Dad likes his food spicy.

Step #5: Put Into A Jar

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Once your salt, bacon, and black pepper are mixed together, spoon the mixture into the glass jar of your choice.

Depending on the amount of salt you added, you may have slightly different amounts, but a 4-ounce glass container will usually be the right size.

Step #6: Add Label

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Next up, add a label! This is where you really get to be creative — write a note to your dad, tell him an inside joke, or just write “bacon salt” on it.

Now all that’s left is to wrap it up and give it to your dad!

Step #7: Give It To Dad

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When you give this to your dad on Father’s Day, he’ll probably want to use it right away — which is great, because it means you’ll be able to use some of it too!

You can use this bacon salt on basically anything, from popcorn to sandwiches.

This recipe should be pretty shelf-stable, but have Dad refrigerate it, just to be on the safe side.

Step #8: Enjoy!

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Do you think your dad would love this bacon salt? Print out the recipe card above and make it yourself!

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