DIY Pig-tastic Bacon Butter Recipes!Written by Lillian Tram on August 19th, 2014
Bacon… and butter, two of the tastiest foods EVER! But have you thought about combining them into one? Bacon butter! Here are some yummy, delicious (and did I say awesome?) recipes for making your own flavored butter!
Perfect on a stack of hotcakes and even better on fresh homemade buttermilk biscuits, this bacon butter is a real family pleaser! There are even recipes for a bacon butter corn and turkey rub!
DIY Bacon Butter Recipes
Not in any special order, here are some bacon butter recipes. Check them out and tell us which ones you loved best… if it is possible to choose just one. I’m just not sure it’s possible.
Corn on the Cob Bacon Butter Recipe:
You will need to mix together the following: one stick of softened butter (You can use salted if you like, but the bacon brings salt to this recipe, so I recommend the unsalted butter!), one tablespoon of dry ranch dressing mix, and 1/4 cup of crumbled bacon, freshly fried and drained on a paper towel.
This is absolutely scrumptious on corn as well as several other foods! The ranch lovers in your family will be hooked!
Turkey Bacon Butter Rub Recipe:
You will need a food processor (or Ninja!) for this recipe. In the processor, combine the following ingredients: one stick of unsalted butter (same reason as above!), six or eight pieces of freshly fried, drained and crumbled bacon, six leaves of sage (or the equivalent on your spice rack, if fresh isn’t available), one tbsp. of thyme leaves and 1/2 tsp. of fresh ground pepper.
Process until this mixture is smooth, and scrape onto Saran wrap. Shape the processed butter into a log and wrap tightly before placing it in the refrigerator.
Allow the butter to sit for a few hours or a few days, allowing the flavor to develop. After your turkey is prepared, cut the log of bacon butter into thin discs.
Using your hands, carefully slide each disc in between the skin and the meat of your turkey. Let the turkey to sit for a few minutes, allowing the bacon butter to soften underneath the skin.
After a few minutes of softening, massage the discs of butter to spread the bacon butter out more evenly under the skin. Follow your original recipe for roasting. The turkey should taste wonderful!
Bacon Butter Recipe for Breads (and Nearly Anything Else):
Adapted from Bon Apetit, this bacon butter is absolutely divine and adds a remarkable flavor to everything! With this recipe, you can use a butter mold for a pig-tastic table presentation.
You will need the following ingredients to begin: one slice of uncooked bacon, finely chopped, 1/2 cup (or one stick) of softened, unsalted butter (the bacon brings salt to this recipe), one tbsp. of bourbon, one tbsp. of pure maple syrup, and one tsp. of brown sugar.
When choosing whether to use light or dark brown sugar, remember the difference between these two is the amount of molasses. Personally, I use the dark brown because the rich flavor pairs well with the scrumptious taste of bacon. You can also add a pinch of salt to this recipe if you like, but remember there is already salt content in the bacon. You don’t want too much salt as this may overpower the other flavors.
Chop the uncooked bacon into tiny pieces and fry until crisp before placing on a paper towel to drain, saving a tsp. of the bacon fat for this recipe. In a small mixing bowl, combine the bacon, reserved tsp. of fat, butter, bourbon, brown sugar and maple syrup. Season now with the pinch of salt, if desired, and mix well. Your bacon butter is ready to store using airtight jars in the refrigerator until needed, for up to two weeks.
Do you have any great bacon butter recipes?
Let us know if you try one or all of these by commenting below!