If you’ve always wanted more foods in your life to taste like bacon this project might be for you. Commercial bacon salt uses MSG and corn syrup to help produce a bacon-y taste while keeping the product vegetarian and kosher, unlike the DIY version which is just bacon, salt, and pepper.
Food blog The Wannabe Chef gives a simple recipe originally published in The Food Network Magazine: bake 6 slices of bacon until they begin to blacken, then remove the bacon from the oven, wipe off excess grease with a paper towel, and allow the bacon to cool. Then place it inside a food processor and process until only small bits are left. Add ½ cup of sea salt and ¾ tsp ground pepper (whole peppercorns won’t break up in a food processor) and process until thoroughly mixed. Put your bacon salt in an airtight jar and keep in the fridge.
This version is definitely not vegetarian or kosher, but for everyone else it is an easy and inexpensive alternative to additive-laden commercial bacon salt. Put some on your baked potato or popcorn — anything you would normally salt that would go well with bacon. We won’t pretend it won’t blow out your sodium levels, but it sounds awesome.
Homemade Bacon Salt [The Wannabe Chef]