Cooking up crazy things with bacon is an internet obsession, and sometimes the enthusiasm gets slightly out of hand ...
A succulent strip of bacon plucked from the frying pan and dripping in its own fatty juices has standalone power. But bacon can be wrapped around just about anything, and some say it makes everything better.
This is the distilled wisdom of people who spend a lot of their time with bacon.
Wrap up: asparagus
Make: a parcel
We say: just add a poached egg and we’re in breakfast heaven
Wrap up: dough
Make: a bacon cinnamon roll
We say: salty, sticky and sweet? Give us the recipe
Wrap up: eggs
Make: bacon egg cups
We say: bacon. Egg. Cups.
Wrap: puff pastry
Make: cheesy bacon wrapped puff pastry twist
We say: that’s our Christmas canapés sorted then
Wrap up: a doughnut
Make: a doughnut dish that would make you a hero with kids
We say: only for the most devout of bacon lovers
We say: nothing. We're in food heaven. Eating.
Wrap: a fruit pie
Make: an apple pie topped with a bacon lattice
We say: is it dinner? Is it dessert? We’re confused
Make: a speedy supper
We say: sometimes simple is best
Make: devils on horseback
We say: it’s not just about pigs in blankets, you know
Wrap: ice cream
Make: the bacon weave ice cream sandwich
We say: channel your inner Heston Blumenthal
Make: a roasted sweet and salty side
We say: say hello to the new addition to your Sunday roast
Wrap: eggs (yes, again)
Make: fried bacon wrapped eggs
We say: Sunday brunch just got a whole lot quicker (and with less washing up)
Wrap up: Sweet potatoes
We say: this could be a side, a meal, a snack. The possibilities are endless. Mmm.
Wrap up: peanut butter balls
Make: deep-fried bacon-wrapped peanut butter balls
We say: guilty pleasure just took on a whole new meaning