Maple Bacon Butter, a sweet and savory combination of maple syrup, crispy bacon and unsalted butter is perfect for serving with savory breads or hot cakes. It is literally melt in your mouth delicious.
If you are like me, you get inspired to make new dishes by what you see on cooking shows. My idea for making Maple Bacon Butter came from a recent episode of Burgers, Brew and ‘Que on the Food Network.
The host, Michael Symon visited the Incline Public House in Cincinnati, Ohio to see what was cooking. One of their famous dishes is a Serrano Chili Waffle with Cajun Fried Chicken that is served with Maple Bacon Butter. Whoa! Is that an unbelievable flavor combination or what? The next time I go to Cincinnati, ( my IKEA is there) I am going to the restaurant for the real thing, and see how close I came with my own Maple Bacon Butter recipe.
Making the Maple Bacon Butter was pretty simple, just getting the right amount of maple syrup was the challenge. Even though the bacon pieces add a smoky flavor and crunch, the butter needed more bacon flavor. Just 1 tablespoon of bacon grease added the right amount of smoke to the butter.
Try this Maple Bacon Butter on Basil Corn Cakes for an amazing flavor combination!
3 INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE MAPLE BACON BUTTER
- Maple Syrup
Maple Bacon Butter
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- 1 cup unsalted butter, (2 sticks), at room temperature
- 2 slices bacon, crisp, chopped small
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp bacon grease
- Cook bacon until crisp. Crumble into small pieces.
- In a small bowl, combine the butter, bacon, bacon grease and syrup with a spoon. Beat until light and fluffy.
- Transfer to small container, cover and refrigerate up to one week.
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