Introduction: Two Unusual Dermal Uses of Bacon and a Dutch Traditional Delicacy


I've got two tips about how to solve some dermal problems with bacon ánd, to fill your appetite a little recepy for a traditional Dutch meal with bacon.

Step 1: How to Remove a Splinter With Bacon



If you were unlucky with making your last Ible project about how to build Noah's Ark (well I hope he will make that one) and got hurt by putting a splinter to deep in your skin and there's no way to get it out not even with pliers try the following:

Take a little piece of bacon, especially the white fat, put it over the splinter and seal it with band-aid. Eventually the splinter will come out and stick in the bacon.

Step 2: How to Heal Contact Eczema With Bacon

If you suffer of contact eczema, which is pretty nasty if you are a fan of Instructables because there are a lot of nice projects here on which you get your hands on, try the following:

Bake the bacon but not to much, just so that the fat will melt. When it's still hot, poor it in a little jar or some other container and let it cool until it's hard. Just smear some of the grease on to the eczema on your hands. Pig skin is almost identical of that of humans.
A minor thing is you'll will smell of bacon, but hey, at least your dog will follow and obey you now.

Step 3: Dutch Pancakes With Bacon

A traditional Dutch meal are pancakes with bacon. This how you make them:

Take 500 g of (brown) wheat flower. Mix it with enough milk to make a smooth liquid.Stir one or two eggs in it, a spoon of sugar and a little bit of salt. Stir until it is mixed but still fluid.

Heat a frying pan with some butter or oil and bake the bacon in it. If it is just crispy, take some of the mix and poor it in the pan until the bacon is just covered. Bake it on one side and than turn it around until it is brown on both sides.

Take it out and put it on a plate. You can heat a pan with water in it, cover it with a plate and lay the pancakes on it to keep it hot until you've baked the rest of the mix.

These are delicious with (apple) molasses on them. Eet smakelijk!

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antioch (author)2012-12-13

What's the mechanics behind the ekzema-healing fat and how did you find ot about it?

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SHIFT! (author)2011-05-09

Very creative uses, but could you please upload more photos of the bacon being used? I'm very curious to see the process of it removing a splinter.

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Dave A (author)SHIFT!2011-05-09

Well ,I would love to but at the moment I've no splinters in my fingers and just to be a guinnee pig and stick some wood deep in to my skin just to to document it...nah rather not ;-).
But as soon as me or my family has an accidant by some woodproject I'll take some pictures for this Ible, I promise.

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RocketPenguin (author)Dave A2011-05-29

problem for me is it is glass, and it's in my heal. =(

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KittyF (author)RocketPenguin2011-05-31

I had glass in my hand. it works it's way out over time, even if the skin has healed over it. it took about a year, maybe more to get all the splinters of glass out, but they came out. the hard part is waiting and feeling it in there and not being about to get it. I just massaged it a lot. hope yours comes out sooner.

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