Buttery Bacon Sauce was initially created for popcorn, but I declare it officially scrumptious as a dunking sauce for bread.
The possibilities are nearly endless... but before I digress too far off course, I'd better post this simple recipe!
- 1/2 cup Butter (1 stick)
- 3-4 oz Bacon -or- 1/4 cup bacon bits
- 1-2-3 or more teaspoons of Louisiana Hot Sauce (or your personal favorite)
- 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Seasoning Salt- or add to taste
- Crushed red pepper flakes- the hot ones. ;-)
Use scissors to cut the bacon into small pieces. Sprinkle with a pinch of pepper flakes and fry in a medium sauce pan over medium heat until crispy. Drain on a paper towel and pat off the excess grease.
Use another paper towel to wipe out the pan, removing most of the bacon grease. Add the butter and let it melt slowly.
While the butter is melting, put the bacon pieces into a bullet, blender or food processor. Wiz-bang the bacon for about 10-20 seconds until it is finely ground as pictured.
Add the melted butter, salt and hot sauce to the bacon in the blender. Wiz-bang again for a few seconds.
Taste the sauce and add more salt or hot sauce as preferred.
Drizzle over fresh popcorn, use it as a dipping sauce for soft breadsticks... or? ;-)
Refrigerate any leftovers for use in other recipes. I have a few ideas I'll share soon. I hope you'll share your ideas, too.