American Breakfast

October 11, 2008 12:01 am Published by 5 Comments

This was breakfast the other day…

It’s bacon, eggs over medium and toast with butter. I put some salt, pepper and hot sauce on my eggs. I’m a big hot sauce fan. Right now the chosen flavor is Marie Sharp’s Firey Hot Habanero. Some folks like spicy stuff on their eggs, some not, but all-in-all, this represents a traditional and fairly common American breakfast.

As I shoveled the meal into my belly in the fast, gross and frowned-upon way that seems to have become a stereotypical focal point of others’ criticisms of Americans, I couldn’t help but wonder, what does everyone else eat in the mornings? We already know that even the definition of bacon changes from country to country. Certainly the definition of breakfast must change as well.

I know that we have readers in dozens of countries around the world. Members of the Bacon Brigade just like you have already visited and subscribed from six continents. (We’re waiting on you, McMurdo Station.) Natives of Ireland, Nigeria, Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, China, New Zealand, Canada, France and so many other countries have shown their love for bacon by reading Bacon Today. Now it’s your turn to let the rest of the world know how you make bacon a part of your everyday life.

Leave us a comment and let us know what you typically eat for breakfast. Does it involve bacon? If not, when do you typically eat bacon? Lunch? Dinner? Special occasions?

Be heard. Be bacon.

— Mike

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  • L says:

    I usually eat bacon with a side of bacon. Not kidding, I’ve done that a few times.

  • I like to put bacon in my chili, I took a Martha Stewart recipe that requires 4 strips of bacon, and changed it to be a pound of bacon, it’s very tasty chili now 🙂

  • Mike says:

    L – We like your style!

    Doreen – We are working on our own bacon chili recipe right now. When we post it, we’ll have to compare our chilies.

  • Olly the Limey says:

    I made bacon chili at burning man this year. on the last night of the festival I was cooking up our leftover bacon (the last 5 or 6 pounds of probably upwards of 60lbs of bacon cooked over the week) and realized i had some extra cans of chili too. after cooking up the chili and the bacon i realized that i didnt really have enough plates and that these two beautiful foods needed to meet each other.

    i put the chili in the bacon and never looked back. it was great!

  • AntiNickname says:

    If I eat bacon for breakfast, I usually enjoy it in a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. Instead of hot sauce, I use some ketchup (I know, I’m a member of THAT camp).

    I’m a recent bacon convert (I was actually a vegetarian for a long time, and I never liked bacon in my previous meat-eating years), and I have found myself having the strongest bacon cravings late at night. That’s when I go downstairs and quickly put a package of Hormel’s ready-to-cook microwavable packages into the microwave (not pre-cooked, but raw bacon in a special 3-minute microwave package thing), take two pieces of bread, grab some cheddar cheese, and create a melted cheddar and crispy bacon sandwich.

    The best (or worst) thing is when we have challah in the house. I find myself eating bacon and cheese on challah, sometimes on Friday nights, and I immediately think “I am the worst Jew ever”. And then I continue to happily munch on my bacon treat.

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