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bacon cups

I had an occasion calling for bacon themed food and my mind immediately turned towards the famed bacon mat. I needed something a little more single-serving though, so I decided to attempt bacon cups. In the bacon mat instructions there is mention of draping the mat over an overturned metal bowl and cooking it so that it would turn out in as a bowl shape. I decided to try using the backs of various muffin and mini cake pans, I ran out of bacon before I got to try as many as I would have liked so I’ll have to try more at a later date. Any excuse for more bacon.

I set the oven at 400 degrees and carefully formed foil over the back of the muffin pan. I did not coat with cooking spray, it would have been easier to remove but I suspect that the bacon would not have held the form as well if the foil was oiled and would have popped apart half way through cooking. On the other hand some bacon did break when I was peeling away the foil. I cooked the bacon, moving the pans around, until it was crisp looking and waited for it to cool before removing the foil and shaped bacon.

This all took three hours and my house filled with smoke, but it was worth it. Be sure to put a cookie sheet with a rim below the cooking bacon in the oven, there was a lot of dripping fat and I saw a few flames. Watch your oven carefully!

For cup shapes I used the back of this Wilton King-Size Muffin Pan. These are the width of jumbo muffins but are almost twice as tall (see this cupcake for a visual).

For the first try I used two layers of bacon on the sides and wove it like a basket, or at least like I imagine a basket would be woven:

I turned out to not be enough after the bacon cooked and shrank:

It held its structure very well though:

The next time I used three layers of bacon on the sides, this worked out better:

For as floppy as the bacon is when trying to weave it, it keeps its shape really well once cooked to the point that it is crisp.

I also tried to make small round bowls using the back of a Betty Crocker mini filled cake pan.

It shrank up quite a lot, leaving more of a shallow rounded shape:

Going for a breadless BLT I filled the cups with lettuce (the arugula was the best) and sliced cherry tomato. After some serious investigation it was determined that the shallow bowls were the easiest to eat as finger food, while the cups were dramatic.

I had hoped to make a mayo-based salad dressing to really fill out my the BLT theme but I completely ran out of time. Overall, a success!

· comments [579] · 02-27-2008 · categories:food ·

579 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lisa // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:03 am

    This is the best use of bacon I’ve ever seen!

  • 2 Erica // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Thanks,I never thought about a “bacon bowl”.How about a poached egg in each cup?

  • 3 megan // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Erica – Oh yes, that would be perfect.

  • 4 Sara // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Those look so delicious!

  • 5 BaconPecanPie // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Looks tasty! How about baking a pecan pie inside? ;)

  • 6 paola // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:15 am

    I’m just wondering how you manage to have an occasion ‘requiring’ bacon-themed food…

    These are awesome. I just wish American bacon weren’t so fatty though…

  • 7 anh-minh // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:20 am

    WOW. I am drooling on to my keyboard.

  • 8 Peggasus // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:20 am

    You should be nominated for a Nobel Prize for this: The Noble Prize in BACON!!

  • 9 baffle // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:21 am

    OMG!
    This is evil evil evil!
    I was just talking to a friend about cutting out deep-fried, greasy, salty, fatty foods from our eating repertoire.

    Then I went to the computer and saw ‘bacon cups’.
    I had to laugh.

    Now I’m going to make them.
    Alas, I am doooooomed!

  • 10 Quiana // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:31 am

    I don’t want to imply that I haven’t always deeply admired you. But I am pretty sure that you are now my favorite person, possibly ever.

    My arteries do not, however, thank you.

  • 11 Laura // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:32 am

    If you run bacon under cold water before frying, it won’t shrink. I bet if you refrigerate or put the bacon cups in the freezer to get really cold before baking, it’ll reduce shrinkage.

  • 12 Nana // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Working at a Jewish non-profit, I had to scroll through quickly…and am sitting and drooling until I can get home and make these.
    BTW, I wonder about using Canadian bacon as the top…which would become the base. Hmmm, I can see some serious bacon baking in my future.

  • 13 megan // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Laura – Thanks for the tip, I’ll definitely try it. Yay for more reasons to do stuff with bacon.

    Nana – In the little bit of research I did for bacon cups I did find a few examples of Canadian bacon being used in this way: one, two. This would be so good.

  • 14 jamaila // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:50 am

    I wonder if the breakage issues would be helped by using some of those silicone muffin cups instead. If you used the ones that are separate, you also would have a little more room to maneuver.

    I have to say that I’m kind of in love with the little shallow bowls, though. And I don’t even eat bacon.

  • 15 janna // Feb 27, 2008 at 11:03 am

    This is so beyond genius I can’t even stand it. Woven bacon cups! With salad in them! So awesome!

  • 16 Justin // Feb 27, 2008 at 11:09 am

    … words can not describe the brilliance that is this.

  • 17 Miss Sassy // Feb 27, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Hi Megan,

    This is so awesome. I have never seen anything like it. Would it be too difficult to put parchment paper over the foil to help reduce the sticking? Seems like that might be a pain but the bacon might be heavy enough that it wouldn’t cause too much movement.

    Now I’m off to make a bacon sandwich…

  • 18 Prasti // Feb 27, 2008 at 11:40 am

    this is awesome! i really love all your bacon ideas!

  • 19 melissa // Feb 27, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Those bacon cups are making my mouth water. I definitely want to try this out now!

  • 20 bacon cups at jasonglaspey.com // Feb 27, 2008 at 11:51 am

    [...] My fascination with bacon never ends. And today, Matt sent me this beautiful blog post about someone using bacon to create little bacon-dishes for a breadless BLT. OMG AMAZING. [...]

  • 21 Anne // Feb 27, 2008 at 11:55 am

    These are beautiful!

    I’ve been vegetarian for years, but bacon still makes my mouth water. I’m wondering if this would work with fakin’ bacon? I may need to do some “research” tonight.

  • 22 Ashley // Feb 27, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    This may be the most brilliant thing I have ever seen.

  • 23 Julia // Feb 27, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Seriously the cutest thing I’ve ever seen done with bacon…

    Hahah.. I could see someone weaving a dress out of bacon on Project Runway now…

  • 24 Anna // Feb 27, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Mmmmmm. Any excuse for more bacon, indeed.

  • 25 Joanna Schmidt // Feb 27, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    I love you! So creative, so ingenious…. good for you for trying this!

  • 26 so NOT cool // Feb 27, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Coolest. Thing. Ever. I see all sorts of possibilities for these.

    Wowza!

  • 27 Joanna Schmidt // Feb 27, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I HAD to write about your bacon brilliance!

    http://productbody.blogspot.com/2008/02/brilliance-in-bread-less-blt-bacon-cups.html

  • 28 Betty // Feb 27, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    They look AMAZING!! If I weren’t vegetarian, I’m sure I’d be drooling all over my keyboard. :)

  • 29 Robert // Feb 27, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    You have just ensured that an entire army of cardiologists will be able to finance that new yacht they’ve had their eye on. Congratulations! Also, YUM!

  • 30 season // Feb 27, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    this is so clever, and i love your photos! i wonder how it would work with soy bacon, for us veg*ns…

    :D

  • 31 Syd // Feb 27, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Bacon is a food group at our house. And this is an awesome idea and I was still in awe over the straws. Hmm.

  • 32 EB // Feb 27, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Dear god you are a true genius.

  • 33 Michelle // Feb 27, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    What kind of a life do you lead, where you “had an occasion calling for bacon themed food?” And can I tell you how fantastic that sentence is? :0) Your bacon cups and bowls are simply amazing. I agree with EB wholeheartedly, you really are a genius. Thanks for sharing these pictures!

  • 34 kat // Feb 27, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    i just blogged some link love and said how amazing these are. pure genius.

    it’s a GOOD THING!

  • 35 megan // Feb 27, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Michelle and Paola – My bacon themed dish was made for a bacon themed pot luck. And to be quite truthful, the bacon cups came out of the desire to hide how poor of a cook I am! If it can’t be good, at least I’ll make it showy.

  • 36 Heather // Feb 27, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    That is the greatest thing I have ever seen! It would be good for breakfast if you put scrambled eggs inside.

  • 37 Barbara // Feb 27, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I.want.to.come.and.live.at.your.house. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing what you do AND writing it up so well.

  • 38 Medena // Feb 27, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Amazing! I love it! Simple as that!:)

  • 39 Miss Scarlett // Feb 27, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Mmm…bacon baskets.

  • 40 jacqueline // Feb 27, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Ok… the vegetarians in the crowd need some kind of warning label before viewing this. (Not that I am one!) I just know how sensitive they can be!

  • 41 jkaymac // Feb 27, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Did you know there’s a bacon festival in Des Moines this weekend? You really should be there!

    http://dmjuice.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artikkel?&Dato=20080227&Kategori=JUICE02&Lopenr=802270308&Ref=AR

  • 42 susan // Feb 27, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Oh. My. God.
    Megan, you are my hero. Seriously. I am building a statue in your honor.
    A statue made of bacon.

  • 43 michelle @ Us vs. Food // Feb 27, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    we can all go home now, because the pinnacle of food blogging has been reached. this is the greatest fucking idea anyone has had in the history of the universe.

    i bow before you.

    michelle @ Us vs. Food

  • 44 Christina // Feb 27, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Bacon mats are a staple in my house–we cut the strips in half lengthwise and widthwise before weaving them to make them single serving. They totally rock my BLTs.

    These bowls are amazingly cute…I can’t wait to try them!

  • 45 maganda.org » good people doing good things // Feb 27, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    [...] Martha made beautiful BLT salads in cups crafted of woven bacon! I am drooling. [...]

  • 46 Lisa // Feb 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    This made my day for some reason. I guess it is one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time. Losing one’s self in bacon art must have been quite a great experience.

    What about using turkey bacon? That stuff doesn’t really shrink.

  • 47 coolchick // Feb 27, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    What a great idea! The little salads look so appetizing that way.

  • 48 Jenne // Feb 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    These are beautiful and brilliant!

  • 49 whatever DeeDee Wants // Feb 27, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    My husband loves to make bacon mats. I have been wanting him to make a bowl for me, so its fun to see yours :)

  • 50 Happy Zombie // Feb 27, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    You had me with the curls… these cups are AMAZING. I love this!

  • 51 Lori // Feb 27, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Sheer, unadulterated genius! But now I want little tiny bacon cups to fill with little dollops of mashed potato and sour cream to serve as appetizers…

  • 52 brilynn // Feb 27, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    This is pure genius, I love it! Everything should be eaten out of bacon!

  • 53 krista // Feb 27, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    ah, glorious bacon. how i love thee. might i recommend a recipe i found on monkeyfilter: http://www.deliciousdays.com/archives/2007/11/03/sticky-pig-candy-stripes/

  • 54 sarammoe // Feb 27, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    This is the best thing I have seen in a long time. I can’t wait to try this idea! Did you use real bacon? I’m a turkey bacon kind of gal, but I’m a little worried about the burning part.

  • 55 Ellen // Feb 27, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Lovely/delicious!
    What more can I ask for?

  • 56 Camemberu // Feb 27, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    OMG bacon cups! I love you!

  • 57 geek+nerd // Feb 27, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    This post just reminded me of a really funny comedic bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVKJpkq-wNo – enjoy!

  • 58 rebecca // Feb 27, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    these look DELICIOUS! yummmmmmmm-O!

  • 59 Deborah // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Yum!

  • 60 Tina // Feb 28, 2008 at 5:39 am

    I love your bacon obsession.
    I cracked up when I saw these!

  • 61 steffy // Feb 28, 2008 at 5:53 am

    what a completely awesome and wonderful idea. my husband will die and go to heaven if i can pull this off.

  • 62 Deborah // Feb 28, 2008 at 7:24 am

    These are amazing!

  • 63 Neil // Feb 28, 2008 at 7:27 am

    You screened my earlier comment about the horrors of 6 slices of bacon plastered together in one artery-clogging cup formation.

  • 64 barrie // Feb 28, 2008 at 8:18 am

    a bacon themed party? were the partying gifts heart attacks inside cute little baggies? this is just too interesting.

  • 65 Gwen // Feb 28, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Holy cow. That looks like heaven to me. I must have bacon NOW.

  • 66 Julie // Feb 28, 2008 at 9:10 am

    That is one of the cleverest things that I have ever seen and what a gorgeous presentation with the salad inside.

  • 67 megan // Feb 28, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Neil – I’m sorry, I didn’t see any earlier comment from you. I have a pretty robust spam filter which it might have disappeared into.

  • 68 youarekillingme.net » Bacon Cups // Feb 28, 2008 at 9:24 am

    [...] I’m really disappointed that I didn’t have this idea first. The blog not martha has some step by step directions for making salad bowls out of bacon. I am doing this for sure next chance I get. [...]

  • 69 gemma // Feb 28, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Ingenious! What a great idea. Gorgeous photos as well.

  • 70 Hip Hostess // Feb 28, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    LOVE the breadless BLT! I adore bacon (have been known to say that my dream food is a bacon lollypop) and am gluten-intolerant, so this is the perfect recipe for me. It would make a fantastic appetizer for a party! Thanks for the incredible idea.

  • 71 lauren // Feb 28, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    I cannot believe those – amazing.

  • 72 bitty // Feb 28, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Brilliant! Thank you for sharing

  • 73 kim // Feb 28, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    According to America’s Test Kitchen, a generous amount of salt in the pan to catch the drippings will help cut down on the smoke.

  • 74 The Java Junkie // Feb 28, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    You are officially my hero. How good would those be filled with loaded mashed potatoes???

    I’m with Peggasus – if they ever establish a Nobel Pork Prize, you will win, hands down!

  • 75 shauna // Feb 28, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    As one of the people who threw the bacon party, and therefore one of the recipients of these bacon baskets, I have to say:

    seeing them online is one thing. seeing them in your own home and eating them? that’s nirvana.

    Nobel Pork Prize? Sounds right to me.

  • 76 Kristine // Feb 28, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    MMM yum! You should add croutons since it’s a BLT :o)

  • 77 Tits McGee // Feb 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Such a good idea!

    I want to make these and fill them with egg batter to make little bacon-crusted mini-quiche!

    I wonder if slices of pancetta in mini-muffin tins would work, too?

    Also, dressing for the BLT cups? Mayonnaise with lemon juice.

  • 78 Shea // Feb 28, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    To have less fat and crisper oven bacon try Turkey Bacon. It’s better for you to.

    It comes in wider pieces that don’t shrink up as much and you would use less for each of the cup/bowls.

    It will stay crispy even if you need to put it into the frig. for a few days. Pork bacon doesn’t do that.

  • 79 Kevin // Feb 28, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Those bacon cupped salads look really good!

  • 80 allie // Feb 28, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    My jaw has been wired shut for two weeks, and will be for another two weeks. I’m on a purely liquid diet. When I visited your site today (as I do every day), your bacon cups were some of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. I have come to Not Martha at least 5 times today to look at them.

    A BLT will be the first thing I eat when I can.

  • 81 Nicole // Feb 28, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Wow! These are darling! How fun for a luncheon or brunch! Thanks for the idea!

  • 82 Kimberly // Feb 28, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    These were definitely the most elegant bacon at the party!

  • 83 dustin // Feb 28, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    this is genious

  • 84 Nick // Feb 28, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Looks delicious and so healthy too! I wonder if you could make a waterproof one you could drink bacon-infused water from? Really a cool idea for guests & dinner parties, nice post!

    - The Peanut Butter Boy

  • 85 ctd // Feb 28, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Wow!! This makes all of my bacon dreams come true…

  • 86 Brooke // Feb 28, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Everything’s better with bacon.

    I Digg it.

  • 87 Joe // Feb 28, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    This was a triumph!

  • 88 mouse // Feb 28, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    The only thing I can think of better than a bacon bowl, is a bacon bowl filled with bacon. You have created a true piece of art.

  • 89 Erik // Feb 28, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Maybe you could add a little bacon salt.

    http://www.baconsalt.com/

  • 90 Andrew // Feb 28, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    How about a scoop of chocolate ice cream in there, may seem gross, but I have only heard good things of the combo…oh yea

  • 91 sarah // Feb 28, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    they are so beautiful! good job.

  • 92 Lauren // Feb 28, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Bacon isn’t bad for you anyway! It’s high in protein, a bacon and egg breakfast will keep you going a lot longer than many cereals!

    They look incredible. YUM!

  • 93 bernerd // Feb 29, 2008 at 12:18 am

    i think i love you

  • 94 Geeman // Feb 29, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Bacon cups for sale

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=143384484&ed=true

  • 95 tundra // Feb 29, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Very interesting idea. Today trying to do something like this from the bacon.

  • 96 Robert Neville // Feb 29, 2008 at 2:05 am

    It just. I was saving that bacon! I was saving it!

  • 97 Keith // Feb 29, 2008 at 3:22 am

    I made egg salad just last night for my wife to take to work for a potluck. When I saw these the first thing that came to mind was a dollop of egg salad in one of the smaller ones would be most excellent.

    Thanks for this wonderfully posting.

  • 98 dazza // Feb 29, 2008 at 3:38 am

    genius…pure and simple…it’s a cup…it’s a bacon cup…

  • 99 Master Bacon // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:24 am

    When are they going to invent the lickable screen?

  • 100 Charla1956 // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:37 am

    Not Jewish, huh?

  • 101 ethlene // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:43 am

    I see a spinach salad in these lovely bacon cups in our future. Fantastic idea….brilliant!!!!

  • 102 Sigg3 // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:47 am

    I’d do anything for one of those!
    Featured “link of the day” @ sigg3.net :)

  • 103 btezra // Feb 29, 2008 at 5:43 am

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    bacon.

  • 104 Suzi // Feb 29, 2008 at 5:49 am

    You have caused quiet a commotion ! wait until the other Martha gets a hold of this…

  • 105 karlatwerk // Feb 29, 2008 at 6:40 am

    BACON!!!!

    Fill with bbq and nomnom!

    To add to the recommendation re: canadian bacon.

    What if one were to use the CB as a liner, fill with scrambeled egg goodness and top with another slice of CB. Breakfast pot pies!!!!!!

    BACON!!!!

  • 106 Jakob Kaine // Feb 29, 2008 at 6:42 am

    Fantastic use of bacon!

    I make stuffed mini-meatloaves in cupcake tins. I’m thinking of fitting those lil meat muffins into the bacon cups and “frost” the tops with a tomato glaze for my next carnivore get-together.

  • 107 Dave Nofmeister // Feb 29, 2008 at 7:05 am

    BACON! :)

  • 108 Erin // Feb 29, 2008 at 7:25 am

    The most horrific use of animal flesh yet to be conceived by man!

  • 109 Meghan // Feb 29, 2008 at 7:33 am

    My husband might die over this masterpiece… he loves bacon!

    what a great idea!

    nice site… come visit my blog!

  • 110 steve // Feb 29, 2008 at 7:35 am

    This will go great with my bacon and beer party next week.

  • 111 Siros // Feb 29, 2008 at 8:08 am

    But you forgot a beverage. Here let me help you.

    http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff184/Psiros01/dietbacondrink.jpg

  • 112 Aaron Perlut // Feb 29, 2008 at 8:31 am

    The American Mustache Institute solutes the bacon wrapped salad as nothing goes quite as well with a mustache, as bacon (even when accented with tomatoes and lettuce). But we have written a blog about this beautiful creation which you can read here: http://americanmustacheinstitute.org/cs/blogs/ami_administration/archive/2008/02/29/mustaches-and-bacon.aspx.
    Once again, our sincerest thanks.

  • 113 Shel // Feb 29, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Oh my lord, the genius, I bow to your use of the most delicious of all foods, bacon!!!

  • 114 TheIdiot // Feb 29, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Would these be kosher?

  • 115 Marriah // Feb 29, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Just wanted to let you know that my fiance saw this post pop up on digg last night. If you’re not familiar (http://digg.com/) websites or news items that people (usually males) find interesting, obscure, or just very fun tend to end up on the site – and when in the top 5 or so, the site usually crashes for a bit from so much instant traffic! Congrats to your bit of fame!!

  • 116 jim // Feb 29, 2008 at 8:57 am

    now if only it could hold beer…

  • 117 Chris // Feb 29, 2008 at 8:57 am

    One thing you might want to try is using two forms with the bacon layered between them.

  • 118 Amy the Mom // Feb 29, 2008 at 9:09 am

    I’m weeping openly. This is perhaps the greatest food idea. EVER.

  • 119 Marissa // Feb 29, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Regarding the smoke in the oven
    If you made these in the microwave you could probably eliminate any smoke. Also, you could make the bacon in the microwave, then drape the hot bacon over your forms (muffin pans, bowls, cups) and let it rest on there. That might work well.

  • 120 Freddy Nesh // Feb 29, 2008 at 10:47 am

    oh my god thats brilliant! right i’m off to sainsbury’s!

  • 121 Freddy Nesh // Feb 29, 2008 at 10:48 am

    pile of baby pancakes in the bacon bowl with maple syrup? ooooh yeah! now THAT’S what i’m talkin bout!

  • 122 Amitai // Feb 29, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    great pics and idea..

    what kind of camera did you use?

  • 123 Toni N // Feb 29, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    I seriously think you could give Martha a run for her money! Great idea and I appreciate your multiple trials and photos. Viva la bacon!

  • 124 Amanda // Feb 29, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    ahhhh bacon. Is there anything it can’t do? I. will. be. trying. this. yum.

  • 125 Graham Langdon // Feb 29, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    this has inspired me to embark on a bacon enterprise of my own. Bacon PLATES!

  • 126 Nick Wolcott // Feb 29, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Bacon is by far my favorite food, and these pictures almost brought a tear to my eye they are so wonderful. Can’t wait to try.

  • 127 Pamela // Feb 29, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Ohhhhhhh…I think I need a cigarette about now…I just have to make these and fill them with egg and cheese.
    *Life’s short, eat happy.*

  • 128 Healthy Person // Feb 29, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Wow. And we wonder why our country is the fattest. Maybe they should start making shirts out of bacon, that way you will never have to be without it again.

  • 129 luke // Feb 29, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    To reduce shrinkage, you need bacon that has not had water injected into it following the curing process – which is done to increase weight, for profit. Either that, or the bacon is not cured properly, but is commonly brined for 12-15 hours, making what we call ‘pickled pork’. This leaves it with a high water content, which causes it to shrink when cooked. Ideally you want properly dry-cured bacon. only this will not shrink when cooked.

  • 130 Terceira // Feb 29, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Ummm, yummmmmmmmmmy, Bacon IS the candy of meat!!

  • 131 treaclepudbear // Feb 29, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Wow….these look lovely,what a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing, will try this out soon.
    Sue x

  • 132 anne // Feb 29, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    i suppose you think that making baskets out of bacon gets you out of posting an entry for three days. i’m not so sure. ;)

  • 133 Nick Yeah! // Feb 29, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    This is nothing compared to the bacon cheese baconburger. I’m afraid that IT is the pinnacle of food blogging.

    http://www.speakeasy.org/~sjmaks/bcb/index.html

  • 134 Delica // Feb 29, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    This fulfills so many bacon dreams! (My boyfriend and I have a joke, “I love (pause) bacon – I mean you!”

  • 135 William // Feb 29, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Finally, something to drink miracle whip out of!

  • 136 Louie // Feb 29, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    If I were a scrambled egg, I would want to be placed ina the bacon basket.

  • 137 Nathan Aaron // Feb 29, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Bacon cups AND a method home products lover! Man, if I wasn’t gay… and you weren’t attached… and, well, that about kills all that. But hey, BACON cups and method home products!

    Could it get any better. No, I don’t think it could. Great blog!

    - Nate
    http://www.methodlust.blogspot.com
    + one man’s unsupressed lust for method home products

  • 138 Louie // Feb 29, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    These can also be used as a hat for your hamburger

  • 139 Louie // Feb 29, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Instead of baking the bacon try deep frying it in lard at 350Ë™ for 1 minute. let cool and stuff with garlic mashed potatoes and top with Jack cheese, and do not forget the phone number for 911
    Enjoy

  • 140 Louie // Feb 29, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    This video says it all

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=IVKJpkq-wNo

  • 141 Camille // Feb 29, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I tried to tell them you were not a guy:

    http://www.cameltap.com/?p=2483

  • 142 Lauren // Feb 29, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!! so incredibly awesome. you are so my hero now!

  • 143 Marissa // Feb 29, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Funny how there are bacon haters commenting on this entry. Where did these folks come to this site from?

  • 144 Amy // Feb 29, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    My hubby will go CRAZY for these!

  • 145 megan // Feb 29, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    #141 Camille – Thanks for the notice. Honestly, I’m relieved they didn’t link here, I’m sure their readers wouldn’t appreciate the aesthetic around here!

  • 146 Beth // Feb 29, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    I’ve been looking for a different way to cook bacon. This looks like fun.

  • 147 phillygirl64 // Feb 29, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    OMG…I have to go to the store tonight

    for those who are interested, there are bacon candies over on Amazon’s Al Dente blog

    -not that Martha either

  • 148 Margie // Feb 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I loved this… great idea. I would have put in croûtons that would have finished the BLT baskets.

    yummmmmm

  • 149 Diane // Feb 29, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    That’s so cute! I’ll have to give that a go. Might fill them with scrambled eggs and mushrooms. Mmmm crispy bacon… yummy.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 150 mari // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog on and off for a few years now. I’ve got to say that this has to be the most out-of-this world creation you’ve come up with so far. Insane, in a good way. Wow!

  • 151 Carol // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Those bacon baskets look delicious. I can easily eat a pound by myself. I would fill those baskets with eggs benedict making sure to smother them in hollindaise sauce, and toast loaded with melted butter for dipping, and a chocolate egg cream to finish it off. Yum.

  • 152 DavidG // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    i am so stealing this for the next catering gig!!!

    i read the first 150 comments trying to see if anyone had suggested the reynold’s wrap brand foil that has a “non-stick” side. i didn’t see anyone suggest it…i’ve used it for a lot of things and it works really good!

  • 153 Tom // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    After 148 posts no one thought of “bacontainer!” I know that word merges (werges) just come to me, but seriously, I’m disappointed.

  • 154 hiptocode // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    dude. sweet. that just might be enough to tempt me to eat a salad, but you should totally call them “bacon baskets,” if only for the alliteration.

  • 155 Divaliscious // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I find the postings and even some of the comments quite amusing…but alas – I just made some bacon bits for a beef stew – sadly, due to my love of bacon – the bacon bits are now eaten while the stew is simmering…always need more bacon I say…always

  • 156 Trashy Eats // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Wow, this is an ingenious idea. I love salad, but I love shaped bacon even more!

  • 157 John // Feb 29, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    You failed. Salid doesn’t go into a bacon cup more bacon goes into bacon cups.

  • 158 William Gardner // Feb 29, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    To stop the oven from getting smokey, just but a oven tray/dish of cold water below the bacon and the bacon fat will just drop into the water.

    A bit like when you roast a joint and have a bit of stock based below to catch and stop the juices from burning.

    Amazing idea

  • 159 eric y // Feb 29, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    pigs rule! jay whitlow quickly realized the potential of creative porking and applauds this recipe along with the helpful pictures. whitlow is working on his own cookbook of porkery to include recipes with every, yes, every part of the dear pig.

  • 160 FriPilot // Feb 29, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Mmmm…. it’s a bacon fat thing!

  • 161 sdb // Feb 29, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Unspeakably brilliant.

  • 162 toni // Feb 29, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Very creative!

  • 163 Kurt // Mar 1, 2008 at 5:49 am

    You’ve got my pig juices flowing now. I’m imaging as a centerpiece (think pork ice sculture) a woven baked bacon pig that uses a piggy bank as a mold.

    I like the thought of hands tearing away at him during the meal in a sort of “Lord of the Flies” fashion.

  • 164 Mark // Mar 1, 2008 at 5:58 am

    What if, instead of salad, you put bacon in the cup?

  • 165 Frank // Mar 1, 2008 at 6:22 am

    Short of this being the best thing ever, I would suspect that innovations like these, backed by the determination and stick-to-it-ness that has been so wonderfully documented, are going to pave the way for future generations of gastronomicalswineflesh inventors. Basket woven pork bellies, incindiary drippings, hi-resolution photography; this is the stuff of success. Bravo!

  • 166 Inbal // Mar 1, 2008 at 6:46 am

    what a great idea!

  • 167 Dr. Biggles // Mar 1, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Jeez, just when I thought I knew what I was doing.

    But I think I’ll put meatloaf in mines.

    xo, Biggles

  • 168 Joe // Mar 1, 2008 at 9:05 am

    “Marge, are we Jewish?”

    “No, Homer.”

    “Woohoo!!”

  • 169 Jeane // Mar 1, 2008 at 9:48 am

    I have a pound of fresh bacon in the fridge and since it is Saturday and what else is there to do (besides laundry, cleaning and… oh yeah showering) I am putting this all together right now… if I can get back here I’ll let everyone know how it goes :)

  • 170 Neztnerol // Mar 1, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    You completely ruined the bacon cups by filling them with salad. What’s wrong with a BBB? Bacon, bacon and even more bacon!

  • 171 Ms. Anthropy // Mar 1, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Ooh, these would be perfect to put scrambled eggs in for a fancy breakfast!

  • 172 AnnaP // Mar 1, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Great idea!

  • 173 jacki // Mar 1, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Croutons. That is what you need to add once you get the mayo based dressing, then it will be a complete BLT style salad!

  • 174 Molly Skinner-Day // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    OMG! Enough with the bacon already! I love your blog, but can you update it please? There are only a few things that I hate more than bacon in this world, and most of them live in the White House.

  • 175 wrytrgrl // Mar 1, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I told my boyfriend recently that if I could figure out how to make a bacon martini with a sugared rim, we’d be drink-inventing millionaires. Who doesn’t love fat and sugar? This gives me the motivation to try it out!!

  • 176 Terry // Mar 1, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Very cool. Definitely the 2nd best use of bacon ever (the best being EATING it.)

  • 177 melissa // Mar 1, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    a bacon themed potluck? aha. I’m surprised I’m the only person who put two and two together and figured out whose potluck you were speaking of. or just noticed it at all.

    these are amazing, megan. I’d love to try it filled with eggs. just genius, thank you!

  • 178 Deanna // Mar 1, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    This is not only cool idea but a beautiful presentation. Look forward to more ideas!

  • 179 donna // Mar 1, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Oh My! Those look fabulous! This is a must try!

  • 180 Matin // Mar 2, 2008 at 2:47 am

    Thats a great idea, looks wonderful:-)
    X M

  • 181 Homer // Mar 2, 2008 at 3:40 am

    Bacon, is there nothing it can’t do?

  • 182 pinky // Mar 2, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Wow, very impressive—very clear instructions, too! And I love your photography!

  • 183 Cakespy // Mar 2, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Once again, you have outdone yourself. Pleasure overload! I was so psyched to see it on Serious Eats too!

  • 184 arPie // Mar 2, 2008 at 10:08 am

    My oven is smarter than I am and shuts itself off when there is smoke. One time, when I repeatedly tried to override this ‘feature’ it locked down and had to have the mother board replaced – Ouch. But the bacon designs are lovely. Next time I might try using the gas grill.

  • 185 Bo-Boden (Marie) // Mar 2, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    I heart bacon!! i love these and will make some tonight for my boyfriend Burt

  • 186 Becky // Mar 2, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Genius!

  • 187 stephanie // Mar 2, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    how exactly does one go about getting invited to a “bacon themed event”?! Hmmmmm?!

  • 188 nicole // Mar 2, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    I wonder if those would work with veggie bacon…
    http://bettyvintage.blogspot.com

  • 189 Homer // Mar 2, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    “I’ll have the smiley face breakfast special. Uhh, but could you add a bacon nose? Plus bacon hair, bacon mustache, five o’clock shadow made of bacon bits and a bacon body…The bacon man lives in a bacon house”

    Awesome – the dream is that much closer to reality.

  • 190 Roy // Mar 3, 2008 at 3:37 am

    What about microwaving? Make on a form made of paper so it will drain. Yields an evenly crisp bacon and no smoke.

  • 191 Ed // Mar 3, 2008 at 6:33 am

    They could also be flipped over and be used as lampshades!

  • 192 Adam // Mar 3, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Megan, You’re a genius. How’re things?

    Purchase blah blah, etc …

  • 193 jackie // Mar 3, 2008 at 8:11 am

    cool…a great use of bacon…i’m going to try it…thanks

  • 194 Fozzy // Mar 3, 2008 at 9:41 am

    I wonder if you could try making editable underwear out of bacon? Bacon and sausage with unfertile eggs mmmmm…

  • 195 Rhyane // Mar 3, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Yum! I definitely have to try this soon!

  • 196 Ghislaine Ball // Mar 3, 2008 at 11:32 am

    you are my hero.

  • 197 Patton // Mar 3, 2008 at 11:55 am

    BRILILANT!!!!! Once again proving the point,…everything is better with bacon!!

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  • 199 Ben // Mar 3, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    my god i’m so hungry now. those look amazing!

  • 200 gibbyPI2 // Mar 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    OMG I love you! Thank you so much for the tasty idea. If you get happy pig bacon (the pigs that can run and play and you know their owners) and fridge it first it will hold its shape much better. Such a great idea though, for peeps who can’t eat bread, I can still have my BLT! Thank You!

  • 201 hallie // Mar 3, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    bibbity bobbity bacon…

  • 202 Somebot // Mar 3, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Looking at the well-formedness of the bacon cups I couldn’t help but think to invoke Rule 34 of the Internet and wonder, “Mmmm….bacon breast cups.”

    Turn the WonderBra into the WonderfulBaconBra — Bracon?

  • 203 Chris // Mar 4, 2008 at 5:16 am

    I’m impressed. And inspired. My daughter, miss bacon whore, will be just so tickeled.

  • 204 Karin // Mar 4, 2008 at 6:37 am

    Mmmmmmmm. I really want to do this. Any idea if it would work with vegetarian bacons?

    Also, I’m surprised at the lack of updates since this time… I hope everything’s alright!

  • 205 Michele // Mar 4, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Though the bacon cups looks yummy, I’m also wondering if you’re ok since you haven’t updated in a few days. I hope all is well! :)

  • 206 Kara // Mar 4, 2008 at 9:56 am

    as i was reading this i though of what would happen if you used parchment iso foil and used silicone cooking bands (like rubber bands, only they won’t melt) to hold the bacon and the parchment in place. yummy!

  • 207 JMom // Mar 4, 2008 at 11:27 am

    oh wow, what a great idea! I will definitely be trying this out. My girls will love it!

  • 208 Hulk // Mar 4, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Finally, a way to win friends with salad!

  • 209 Judy // Mar 4, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Oh my, those look good.  I have to try this recipe.

  • 210 Wendy // Mar 4, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    WOW!!! I have never seen this before it is so cool, what a great idea.

  • 211 sidney // Mar 4, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Awesome! I’m going to see if my mom will get the caterer to do these for my bar mitzvah!

  • 212 Robin Rivers // Mar 4, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Those are AMAZING!
    Absolute brilliance.
    My family will love you forever.

  • 213 Mirela // Mar 5, 2008 at 2:19 am

    It’s a very good idea.I will cook this for my husband.

  • 214 Helene // Mar 5, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Awesome, creative and something i surely will try out when I got the proper muffin pan shape things. I just keep getting water in my mouth by looking at those creations. cherrytomatoes and lettuce, some mayonaise dressing, eggs, spinach (fresh as salad or the deepfrozen kind), I can’t wait to try it out!

  • 215 Jeanne // Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So glad I stumbled on to this site. That looks amazing!

  • 216 cindy seuferer // Mar 5, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    yummy and cute!

  • 217 Jen @ JenuineJen // Mar 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    I found this recipe on your site through esmon.net. It looks so yummy. I think my husband and I will try it.

  • 218 Marce // Mar 5, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    That is absolutely awesome!! This would be great for a football party or another party for that matter. Thanks.

  • 219 Ellen // Mar 6, 2008 at 10:45 am

    This is great. I recently discovered I have a wheat allergy so I have not been able to have BLT’s. This is perfect for me!!

  • 220 Mary // Mar 6, 2008 at 11:51 am

    This is so brilliant! I am now thinking of making some kind of reverse bacon, peanut butter and toast sandwitches with bacon ‘bread’ on the outside…yum.

    You could fill them with scrambled eggs!

  • 221 LemonFree.com // Mar 6, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    That’s pretty cool. I’m going to try it the next time I make a salad.

    Cheers!

  • 222 Jenn // Mar 6, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    This is by far the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. I am a big fan of bacon. Mmmmm…

  • 223 Rachael // Mar 6, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    You’re right….they do pop apart if you use Pam. Darn it.

  • 224 Motblogg // Mar 6, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Creative, but I get scared from the replies. All hail Bacon!!! People lets be honest, Bacon = fat + salt. Not the best you can eat and its not like we dont have enough fat people allready

  • 225 stormy nomenclature // Mar 6, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    The strange cult of The Bacon People…!

  • 226 kyle behrens // Mar 6, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    me + you = marriage? facebook it. think about it. we’ll talk it out. bacon cups ftw

  • 227 fidget // Mar 7, 2008 at 5:16 am

    I wonder if this would work with Turkey bacon or if that lack of fat would impede molding

  • 228 Carolyn // Mar 7, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    This looks like my kind of snack — I’m a huge fan of bacon and am always quick to defend its honor. I’m going to try this the next time I can scrape together a little free time.
    And for those of you who suggested substituting poached or scrambled eggs — great ideas — gonna try that too!

  • 229 Peter // Mar 7, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    228 comments & counting and all I can say the simplicity of these bacon cups is their genious!

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  • 231 Average Betty // Mar 7, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Would this make an awesome Easter basket or what? So cool.

  • 232 3Lance // Mar 8, 2008 at 2:27 am

    Bacon cups… you, madame, have propelled yourself into the realms of godhood.

  • 233 Juice // Mar 8, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    …pure genius

  • 234 AJK // Mar 9, 2008 at 5:44 am

    I’m making these for a party today! What a wonderful idea! I just hope my kitchen doesn’t catch fire!

  • 235 Pedro King // Mar 9, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Bacon, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • 236 BEHM777 // Mar 9, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Brilliant. You are a culinary genius.

  • 237 Marisol // Mar 10, 2008 at 7:52 am

    COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is the best idea I have ever heard to serve a salad, I live it

  • 238 epiphenita // Mar 10, 2008 at 8:32 am

    I made these immediately. They were a wild success. I blogged about them and forgot to link directly to your site. Someone named Anonymous slapped me upside the head. Here is my groveling apology and homage.

    P.S. I’m dying to make these with a pig candy twist…

  • 239 pat tine' // Mar 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    My granddaughter, “Bacon Betty” (Holly Black from Hillsborough, NC) just emailed this recipe to me and asked if when the next time she visits me in New Jersey we can make them … I said,

    OF COURSE … THEY LOOK ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC AND WHAT A GREAT IDEA!

    So, thank you … I can’t wait til Holly visits … hmmmmmm, maybe I should try to make them first – just as a “trial run” – don’t you think?

    Pat Tine`

  • 240 recovergirl // Mar 10, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    what a great idea
    i’m totally gonna steal it

  • 241 Neen // Mar 12, 2008 at 6:13 am

    How Wickedly cool! Superbowl? Any meal involving multiple dudes? What a GREAT idea! What on earth inspired you?

  • 242 Christie // Mar 12, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Absolute genius! This would be great if you had loads of people over for brunch. I am definitely going to make these. Thank you!

  • 243 mary // Mar 12, 2008 at 11:56 am

    What a GREAT idea….a definite to try some morning. Thanks.

  • 244 sarah elizabeth // Mar 12, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    wow..this is amazing! my husband will flip.

  • 245 Mallory // Mar 12, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Ow, my chest.

    Hurts less then when I saw the “bacon weave.”

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  • 247 Mynus Duffalo // Mar 14, 2008 at 10:50 am

    This is life-changing. What a glorious idea.

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  • 249 Kay // Mar 15, 2008 at 1:26 am

    I just Stumbled Upon this and thought it was great, thanks! I’m a keen cook and will definitely give this one a try. It’s the sort of thing that can look very impressive but it’s not really so difficult to do. I often think that presentation is half the battle. Even when cooking at home for just the two of us, I take care of the presentation. Again, thanks.

  • 250 Harold Shipman // Mar 16, 2008 at 3:21 am

    What a great idea! BLT will never be the same

  • 251 Cheryl // Mar 17, 2008 at 8:09 am

    My husband will think he died and went to heaven. Bacon is his favorite food.

  • 252 Dink // Mar 18, 2008 at 3:46 am

    Looks delicious! i just ate a ton of bacon, but after seeing your creations i now want more :)

  • 253 Sassy // Mar 18, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    OMG. Most beautiful thing I’ve seen in a LONG TIME. I’m eating my left arm right now because this has made me so hungry. Can’t type now……….YUM!

  • 254 Chris // Mar 18, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    This was just the most amazing thing I’ve seen. I just love it, and had to share it on my blog today :-D You are really amazing!

  • 255 Nancy Liedel - The Goat Rodeo // Mar 19, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    This is the best bacon porn EVER! I’m making this for my husband on our anniversary.

  • 256 Cam Switzer // Mar 19, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    My friend Lisa in Mexico pointed me here because I always talk about bacon in my blogs on Multiply and 360.

    This is an excellent and very creative use of the “food of the gods”.

    Sometimes my friends on military bases here in Japan send me American bacon, (we can’t get real bacon at the supermarkets), but it is usually the thin slices which pretty much disappear upon frying. Did you try with both the regular, and thick-sliced bacon?

    Thank you for this creative idea!

    Cam

  • 257 Shaka // Mar 19, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    So delicious it is. I will make it at home later.

  • 258 Luke // Mar 20, 2008 at 2:25 am

    It worked great. Thanks for the idea!. They never seen this in Shanghai.

    Luke

  • 259 mika // Mar 20, 2008 at 11:28 am

    why do i have to see this *after* i become a vegetarian? it looks delicious. *sobs*

  • 260 binky // Mar 20, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    MAGNIFICO! i will try it. (‘.’)

  • 261 Eric // Mar 21, 2008 at 5:41 am

    Try “meat Glue” your possibilities will be endless and painless.

    Tranglutemenase Is the actual product. You can look it up online @ http://www.ajinomotousa.com. This stuff is cool, naturally based and you could stick chicken wings on a salmon! Why? because I can!!

  • 262 Gregorio // Mar 21, 2008 at 8:22 am

    What a great idea.

  • 263 Marian S // Mar 21, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Great idea – I limited the drippings and flame in the baking sheet be micrwaving the bacon for 2 1/2 minutes to remove fat. this worked well and the bacon was easier to handle. Did you ever make Cheese salad bowls?they to are great.

  • 264 megan // Mar 21, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Eric – Oh, thank you, that would be perfection. Reading up on the stuff it sounds a little scary — I came across a discussion on being sure to use a mask so you don’t glue the insides of your lungs together.

    Marian – Good idea. I am lacking in a microwave so I’m glad to hear a report that pre-zapping it worked out.

  • 265 Keely // Mar 21, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Amazing is all i have to say. i wish i had bacon.

  • 266 Stefani // Mar 21, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Those bacon cups are pretty cool.

  • 267 SoupNumber5 // Mar 21, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    This is highly awesome! Bacon is good on everything.

  • 268 Jonathan // Mar 22, 2008 at 4:27 am

    This is coming close to playing with your food :-p

  • 269 Jen // Mar 22, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Wow, what a great idea!

  • 270 Peter // Mar 22, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    I’ve been looking for an excuse to kill a pig….now I have one

  • 271 kimke // Mar 23, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    I love them. WOW–very impressive. I love the BLT theme. I’m going to try these this summer.

  • 272 Mark 20 // Mar 23, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    And now for desert, pinnaple(correct spelling?)filled bacon bowls mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • 273 Susanne F // Mar 24, 2008 at 3:36 am

    Wow this is soooo cool, what a great idea, will make some next Saturday as a surprise . Thanks for sharing.

  • 274 Teri // Mar 24, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Are you SURE you aren’t Martha? These look way Martha to me!

  • 275 drunk_monkey // Mar 25, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Thank you StumbleUpon! BACON! I am SO gonna make Bacon bowls or cups or whatever for my next party. THANK YOU! Porky inspiration!

  • 276 Foodaholic // Mar 26, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Wow, that’s amazing especially since I LOVE bacon! Thanks so much! I can’t wait to make some.

  • 277 Susi // Mar 27, 2008 at 3:18 am

    I am absolutely in love with these, and am now seriously considering eating all of this week’s meals from bacon bowls.

  • 278 Toby // Mar 28, 2008 at 10:01 am

    I am intrigued by your bacon cups. However, I eat only kosher and cannot use bacon or pancetta. Is there any other type cold cut that I could use to make these cups?

  • 279 Regina // Apr 1, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    What a wonderful and creative idea! Loved “Stumbling Upon” you!

  • 280 Anonymous // Apr 4, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Not Martha – How to make bacon cups…

    Instructions for how to make the truly unique “bacon cup” – I’m definintely making them the next time I have an excuse to….

  • 281 john // Apr 10, 2008 at 12:08 am

    just add croutons to the top or some kind of pita strips or any kind of breadlike mini chips or pieces to get the bread part so you can say you have the full BLT,,,,,,,,,,

  • 282 candy // Apr 10, 2008 at 5:46 am

    OMG! I am so excited, my family of boys are going to love these! I am a wife and mother of boys, who are going to love me sooo much more after I make these!
    Thank you for a wonderful and beautiful idea, the presentation is great.

  • 283 C'pher // Apr 11, 2008 at 10:29 am

    You are the Cook’s Illustrated of Bacondom — brava!

  • 284 Kathy // Apr 12, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I heard of tostada bowls but this looks really colorful when completed, will try it with Turkey Bacon..thx.

  • 285 Rob // Apr 12, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Great idea for finger foods. I did have a problem with your instructions though. Your uncertainty on how to exactly execute these mini bacon bowls left me wondering if there was another way to accomplish this without the fire. I believe clarity is needed for a successful how-to. Perhaps some editing will fix this?

  • 286 Todd // Apr 16, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Congrats on being Maxim!

  • 287 Todd // Apr 16, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    That should’ve said “Congrats on being IN Maxim!”

  • 288 Doc // Apr 18, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    I saw this in Maxim Magazine and had to check it out. I will be making these this weekend….my buddy and I talk bacon quite a bit and this is the greatest thing since hormel microwave bacon. I’m a new fan of your blog.

  • 289 Mark // Apr 23, 2008 at 10:54 am

    I love the idea. I’m going to try serving biscuits and gravy in these.

  • 290 Marjorie Dorfman // Apr 29, 2008 at 12:40 am

    What a clever idea!

  • 291 MaMA Bear & Cutie Bear // Apr 29, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    We LOve bacon!!!!

    But Cutie doesn’t cook.. not even bacon over tin cups!!!!

  • 292 Chris Basmajian // Apr 30, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    You know what this salad is missing? BACON BITS!

  • 293 Blip // Apr 30, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I would highly recommend salad creme with the blt salad. It is most delicious.

  • 294 Alicia // May 2, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    This is such a good idea! Yummmmmmmy!!! Thank you! You are awesome to think up such a great beacony idea.. haha

  • 295 Catherine // May 3, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    OMG those look heavenly but not very healthy. I’m still going to have to try them out.

  • 296 meg // May 5, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I am told that the one thing vegetarians are iffy on is bacon. It is the one food that might make them turn back to the dark side. What occasion was that, again? Also there were so many postings, that I almost forgot what I was going to write.

  • 297 Nicole Reber // May 9, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    wow… why am i just now seeing this?

  • 298 Smood Operater // May 10, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Just wanna agree with DOC!!
    seen this in Maxim and am for sure gonna give it a try.

  • 299 Kelly Holloway // May 12, 2008 at 11:43 am

    That looks so good how about putting potatoe salad and baked beans inside yum yum

  • 300 John Fahle // May 14, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Perhaps a little shaved emmenthaler on top of the salad? And maybe it’s just me, but I would think a balsamic vinagrette rather than mayo based. I know, not as BLTey, but I love that combo.

  • 301 Shannon B // May 16, 2008 at 6:30 am

    Wow, that is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

  • 302 Patty J. // May 16, 2008 at 9:25 am

    OMG! I do a family brunch Christmas morning (about 50 people) and I am so gonna start practing making these adorable little cups! I’m loving the idea of eggs benedict minis but think they might be a little messy….practice will make perfect! Good thing my husband already had his quadruple bypass surgery last summer!

    I’m off to the club store to buy masses of bacon so I can start practicing now!

  • 303 Laurie // May 17, 2008 at 4:19 am

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • 304 Laura // May 18, 2008 at 8:35 am

    I wonder if this would work with turkey bacon……

  • 305 Mary Lou // May 19, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    I make these bowls, using two bowls to pin the bacon and then set them in my restaurant fryers. Once the bacon is crisp, I just separate the bowls and wow! I have served scrambled eggs in them, for lunch we have served ceasar salad and for dinner I have put mashed baked acorn squash with brown sugar , butter and maple syrup. Have fun with this, Mary Lou

  • 306 Mary Lou // May 19, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Ceasar dressing recipe I make for my restaurant: I make 3 gallons at a time.

    Mayonaise, dujon mustard, fresh garlic, lemon juice , coarse black pepper,anchovy paste and sea salt. Mix and serve.

  • 307 Josh // May 20, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Holy great mother of all things! I could totally serve chicken fried Spam in one of these things!!!

  • 308 Shannon // May 21, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    This is amazing! I have never seen bacon used in this manner! This is so creative and so unique. Thanks so much for sharing! I am SOOOOO blogging this!

  • 309 Anne // Jun 6, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Now isn’t that clever! You could do some really creative dishes in there besides salads. Yum!

  • 310 Virtual Collection: Bacon Bits - Part 2 - so you wannabee a Domestik Goddess? // Jun 9, 2008 at 1:48 am

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  • 311 robert // Jun 9, 2008 at 8:18 am

    Wow! this is great! my young sisters will definitely enjoy this! hope to see more ideas!thanks!

  • 312 lisa // Jun 14, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    This is so fantastic it almost brought tears to my eyes.

  • 313 LanceThruster // Jun 18, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Mmmmmm……bacon….aarrrgh

  • 314 LanceThruster // Jun 18, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Btw, turkey bacon in the microwave crisps up real nice and would probably be even easier to work with as far as holding its shape. Hardly any fat drippings to boot and they seem to have pretty much perfected the seasoning for turkey bacon and sausage (it used to be a mediocre substitute at best).

  • 315 floridagirlinsydney // Jun 19, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Wow, that is amazing– the things you can do with bacon– who knew?

  • 316 Janicek.com - Culinary endeavor: Ultimate Bacon Dessert // Jun 20, 2008 at 12:02 pm

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  • 317 stacey // Jun 24, 2008 at 9:35 am

    mmmm! bacon trays, cups, bowls, surfboards, life rafts, ocean liners?. . . YUM!

  • 318 SashimiMark // Jun 26, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Bacon is not bad for you. Fat is not bad for you. Fat is flavor and sates the appetite. I eat about 6 slices of bacon every day, and have lost over 50 lbs in the past 4 months.

  • 319 victoria // Jul 2, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    really like the use of the bacon like this will have to try to make this.. thanks for the suggestion.. will have to see your site more..love it

  • 320 TheszEyz // Jul 11, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    My boyfriend and I are writing our own death sentences…we LOVE bacon and fried green tomatoes. Just imagine how close to Godliness I will be when I work out a bacon bowl filled with fried green tomatoe chunks. I’ll invite you to the wedding!! ;-)

  • 321 Belinda // Jul 13, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Pure Genius.

  • 322 Gay // Jul 21, 2008 at 3:57 am

    Wow, I’ve never had bacon like this.

  • 323 Chentfant // Jul 27, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    OMG, there’s nothing better than bacon!

  • 324 i think i’ve died and gone to heaven… « Gastro Girls // Jul 30, 2008 at 1:17 pm

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  • 325 Chocolate and Bacon… | Jason Michael Perry // Jul 31, 2008 at 7:40 am

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  • 326 me // Aug 1, 2008 at 3:53 am

    aaah!!! ooooh… oh yeah!!! oh HEAVEN!!!

  • 327 raz4125 // Aug 3, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    A truly ingenious idea. Now I have to try this out.

  • 328 Unhealth related: Bacon « Guynonymous // Aug 6, 2008 at 5:04 pm

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  • 329 Choklate // Aug 20, 2008 at 8:37 am

    oh my gosh, these are soooooooooooo cute, i’m going to use this ideal for a party!

  • 330 10 Crafty Questions with Megan Reardon - the Wonder Lady Behind Not Martha | CraftBoom! // Aug 22, 2008 at 2:27 am

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  • 331 Linda R // Aug 23, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Why not do this in the microwave. With a paper towel over it? I cook bacon in the micrrowave all the time. I think it would also be good with scrabbled eggs and topped with cheese.
    Kind of like a bacon egg and chees biscuit without the biscuit. ( cutting some calories lolololol)

  • 332 The Bacon Cup: Waste Not, Want Not // Aug 25, 2008 at 11:50 am

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  • 333 Silerman // Aug 25, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    I thought I was a genius two years ago when I successfully wrapped a corndog with bacon. But I am a pale comparison to Thee. I wish to be your student. Teach me, O master all there is to know of the cured, smoked, sliced deliciousness that is bacon. I want to learn more….

  • 334 Sue // Aug 29, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    I’m surprised it took ’til Comment 229 by Kelly Holloway before anyone suggested egg salad/potato salad.

    My first thought was scrambled eggs as well but that might be messy … BUT deviled eggs in the shallow bowls… definitely going to make them. Everyone already loves my deviled eggs, if I put them in bacon bowls …

  • 335 Lenny Karle-Zenith // Sep 2, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    I wonder if it would work with pancetta or parma ham?

  • 336 pat // Sep 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    i have tried and cannot make the bacon cups .please help with this.

  • 337 marie // Sep 24, 2008 at 10:28 am

    mmmmm…..i love bacon and the lil’ baby tomatoes so great combo and look beautiful great party piece

  • 338 Anneke // Oct 7, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    I didn’t read all the comments so don’t know if anyone suggested this.

    What about those foil individual muffin tins? It seems like an awful waste of aluminum foil and you could place your bacon covered cups in a deeper pan and cover with some screening with would eliminate splattering and the resulting smoke and flames.

    You could also use paper ones and do you bacon in the micro. I always cook my bacon in the microwave between paper towels. No splatter, no mess and no risk of flames.

  • 339 Jeanie // Oct 9, 2008 at 5:28 am

    This is going to start a new revolution in the kitchens of America! So very ingenious! Thanks so much!

  • 340 Jessie // Oct 9, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Um, this is brilliant! Wow.

    +Jessie
    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

  • 341 Kathy // Oct 10, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    I’ve been dreaming about trying these since last spring. In recent possession of a 12 lb. box of bacon, I finally made bacon cups in the microwave using glass prep bowls and lots of paper towels…and then filled them with gooey mac and cheese:

    http://www.merrimentdesign.com/mac-and-cheese-bacon-cups.php

    Bathing suit season is officially over. Megan, you’re an inspiration!

  • 342 kris of wakefield // Nov 13, 2008 at 6:57 am

    what a lovely use of bacon…

  • 343 Lau // Nov 13, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Awesome idea! I have to try this at home :D

  • 344 JWC // Nov 15, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    This is a fabulous idea! My girlfriend showed it to me and I can’t wait to try it this week. Lovely job!

  • 345 Lily // Nov 15, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    I made these using mini loaf pans, so they aren’t really bowls. Thanks for the tip about salt. It worked quite well and there was almost no smoke at all from the oven.

    I filled them with cheesy, garlic mashed potatoes. YUM!

  • 346 veggievegveg // Nov 17, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    For all the vegetarians reading this blog and commenting about how they wish there was a veggie alternative…well I have one, kind of sort of. Parmesan cheese salad (or whatever) cups. They’re really easy and amazingly crispy and delicious and so so cute! Perfect for parties! They don’t have the baconnyness of this recipe, but they have the cute food-bowl mini salad presentation aspect. I made them for a party and it was a great success. Got the recipe from Everyday Italian on the food channel, http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/spinach-salad-in-a-parmesan-frico-cup-recipe/index.html

  • 347 Bonnie // Nov 28, 2008 at 7:31 am

    I made a dozen little bacon bowls, filled them w/leaf lettuce, a grape tomato, some diced onion and homemade Ranch dressing and took them to my brother-in-law’s for Thanksgiving Dinner. My version of providing salad ;) EVERYONE loved them!!! Thank you for such an innovative, and yummy, idea!

  • 348 Esme // Nov 30, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    These would be a nice way to serve bread stuffing beside the Xmas turkey. Bacon and sage and onions, oh my! Drool.

  • 349 Dave // Nov 30, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Amazing I am a real foodie…..I have done all kinds of bowls…..parmesan bowls etc but this takes the cake….I immediately put whipped potatoes inside……made a mini quiche lorraine inside….a wonderful spinach salad….the list is endless..

  • 350 Kat // Dec 16, 2008 at 3:19 am

    OMG that is BRILLIANT! I am drooling just looking at it! To DIE for! BACON! ^_^

  • 351 CF // Jan 9, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Reynolds, I believe, makes a non-stick foil. It might help with this recipe.

  • 352 Pat // Jan 11, 2009 at 8:48 am

    These are beautiful! What a great (delicious) idea!

  • 353 Emma // Jan 13, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Holy cow, this is amazing.

    If I ever saw this at a dinner party, I’d be flooooored. Maybe I’m just easily impressed by bacon, but dang! What could really be better than bacon? It just makes everything great. :)

  • 354 A Meal To Die For, 8000 calories and hot nurses. - Coffee Lounge // Jan 23, 2009 at 3:55 pm

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  • 355 frank // Jan 27, 2009 at 10:56 am

    how about using the mini-muffin cups to make a real small version and using quail eggs? or a deviled egg basket?

  • 356 Lara // Jan 28, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Wow. This is fabulous – one of the rare recipes that make me rethink my vegetarianism. Bravo for your creativity and resourcefulness! Thanks for sharing.

  • 357 BACON! « Heather’s Kitchen: The Recipes // Jan 29, 2009 at 9:50 am

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  • 358 The Bacon Explosion!!!! - Page 2 - Head-Fi: Covering Headphones, Earphones and Portable Audio // Feb 1, 2009 at 2:37 am

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  • 360 May // Feb 7, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Oh my god, this is so cool. How come I didn’t see this before?

  • 361 The Bacon Bowl « my last bite… // Feb 9, 2009 at 9:33 pm

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  • 363 winnipeg internet marketing // Feb 13, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Is this possible to do in a microwave? Does it have to be in an oven?

  • 364 Lori Anderson // Feb 14, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Flipping brilliant! Everything tastes better with bacon.

  • 365 Around the web | alexking.org // Feb 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm

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  • 366 Wayne Buellesbach // Feb 16, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Fill that pork belly bowl with deep fried chicken tenders circling the perimeter and quartered waffles swimming in butter and Mrs.Butterworth’s heaping over the remaining centrum!
    …mmmmm.

  • 367 Eliza // Feb 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Such a good idea!

  • 368 Rod // Feb 20, 2009 at 11:14 am

    MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…Bacon!!!!

  • 369 i blog, you blog, they blog, weblog » The Thing List 2008: A Year In Non-Categorised Stuff // Feb 20, 2009 at 6:16 pm

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  • 370 Gribel // Feb 22, 2009 at 10:52 am

    wow i love this!

  • 371 The Death of Bacon - Eatingcleveland.com // Feb 27, 2009 at 7:06 am

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  • 373 beccalee // Mar 20, 2009 at 11:45 am

    ok i tried this and my husband and my son were laughing until i served them dinner with a bacon bowl salad on the side lol. they loved it and i want to thank you for the idea. i unsed foil balls and did the 3 piece weave on the side. yes the apt did fill with smoke for a min but it was worth it.

  • 374 erin // Mar 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    i bet you get lots of propositions! fabulous use of your grey matter!

  • 375 Reverend Tex B. Acon // Mar 30, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Very nice information…the World needs more Bacon info! Thanks for this :)

  • 376 k8 // Mar 31, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    bacon cups filled with cheesy scrambled eggs and topped with buttered pancakes with syrup.

    They work. Orgasmically. We called it:

    “A heart attack in a cup,”
    “A slurry of breakfast meats. And pancakes,”
    ” *eating noises*”

    Very satisfied. Must be devoured in a bowl.

  • 377 wm1 // Apr 14, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Fill the bacon basket with biscuits-n-gravy! I have found some fun spice blends online at Juliet Mae, that I put in my sawmill gravy. The Juliet May creamed curry over biscuits in a bacon basket is yum.

  • 378 bonnie // May 5, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Filled with Macaroni and cheese .

  • 379 Heavenly baked // May 24, 2009 at 8:24 am

    The journal on the bacon baskets is priceless. When I cater, I keep my recipes, instructions, notes and photos of what I am presenting in plastic sleeves in a notebook so that I know what I am doing! The kitchen gets hectic and I need to keep focused. The journal on the bacon basket saved me time in instructions. I added my notes from comments. A journal makes the work run smoother.

    The ideas are endless. I have a grits casserole that would go awesome in the bacon cups with a jalapeno slice, red roasted pepper, and/or cilantro leaves to top it off. Broccoli/raisin/nut salad would do awesome, too!

    Happy creating! Thank you isn’t enough!

  • 380 Bianca // May 26, 2009 at 11:52 am

    It is a great idea! I was wondering if I can use it in some party. Do you know if the bacon gets soft after a while? Or it holds well?

    Thank you very much from Brazil!

  • 381 megan // May 26, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Bianca – Unfortunately I do not know if they will hold for a while. I think we only had our for two hours before serving.

  • 382 Lee P. // Jun 14, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Wow! I’ve never been to your site, but you have single-handedly won me over! (Bookmarked)

    I CAN’T WAIT to try this. Thanks!

  • 383 Iklan Baris // Jun 29, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I thought I was a genius two years ago when I successfully wrapped a corndog with bacon. But I am a pale comparison to Thee. I wish to be your student. Teach me, O master all there is to know of the cured, smoked, sliced deliciousness that is bacon. I want to learn more….

  • 384 stop dreaming start action // Jun 29, 2009 at 9:28 am

    I made these using mini loaf pans, so they aren’t really bowls. Thanks for the tip about salt. It worked quite well and there was almost no smoke at all from the oven.

    I filled them with cheesy, garlic mashed potatoes. YUM!

  • 385 Iklan Baris // Jun 30, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Fill that pork belly bowl with deep fried chicken tenders circling the perimeter and quartered waffles swimming in butter and Mrs.Butterworth’s heaping over the remaining centrum!
    …mmmmm.

  • 386 Mikey // Jul 21, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I had a heart attack and triple bypass 2 months ago and I miss bacon a lot more than I miss cigarettes. I’ve been wondering what to bring to a family reunion BBQ this weekend, and I think this just might be it. I think if I take an aspirin with a small glass of red wine and a fist full of fish-oil caps I will be able to stand in the same room with these for about 17 and a half minutes. In order to be completely safe would require that I be coated with cooked steel cut oats, (no salt).

  • 387 Leia // Sep 2, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    OMG. I THINK I LOVE YOU.

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  • 389 Shandell // Sep 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    This will be a hit at my next church meal function! Thanks!

  • 390 Web Design Waukesha // Sep 18, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Good grief! My kid would LOVE that much bacon. I’d probably have a heart attack. I’ve never seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing!

  • 391 Two Words « Netninja.com // Oct 1, 2009 at 9:28 am

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  • 395 bacon cups – greatest salad bowl ever! « Around the Interspace // Oct 12, 2009 at 2:27 pm

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  • 397 whats on your mind right now? - Page 1326 - AuthenticForum // Nov 10, 2009 at 8:38 pm

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  • 398 Jan // Nov 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Those are simply AMAZING!! I can’t wait to set my next brunch table with these! My mind is going a mile a minute as to what you could place in them….so many thoughts!

  • 399 95.7 The Wolf » Bacon Recipes // Nov 20, 2009 at 11:55 am

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  • 400 Meat Bowls » Bacon Bits: // Nov 21, 2009 at 9:20 am

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  • 401 denyingphoenix » Blog Archive » 5 Things I Love for Friday #104 // Dec 20, 2009 at 6:19 pm

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  • 402 Make Drool-Worthy Bacon Cups For Your Christmas Party | Lifehacker Australia // Dec 22, 2009 at 3:28 pm

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  • 403 emma. our kitchen // Dec 22, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    These look interesting! Unlike anything I have ever seen – top marks for creative use of bacon!

  • 404 Make Drool-Worthy Bacon Cups for Your Holiday Party [Cooking] | The Everything Forums Blog // Dec 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm

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  • 405 Michael // Dec 22, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Woven bacon cups filled with seasoned scrambled eggs (taco seasoning, italian, other), topped with cheese (and a half of a plum tomato).
    Hash browns in a basket.
    Line the inside with pureed acorn squash, put in a scoop of apple butter or homemade apple sauce, top with cheese.
    Dab of cheese in the bottom, shredded lettuce and minced plum or paste tomato (drained), slice of hard-boiled egg on top.
    Chopped fettuccine with a very thick Alfredo sauce. Maybe toasted breadcrumbs on it.
    Wow! Does THIS have potential? Thanks!

  • 406 DaveJ // Dec 22, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I wonder if going to the deli and getting thicker slices of bacon would make much of a difference in the consistency of the bowls. Did you use frozen bacon, or deli bacon?

  • 407 Anonymous // Dec 22, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    +100 internets for megan

  • 408 in2wine // Dec 22, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    My hero! Now try it all with a bottle of decent bubbly. Hello heaven on earth!

  • 409 Make Drool-Worthy Bacon Cups for Your Holiday Party [Cooking] | TechBlogs Today // Dec 22, 2009 at 7:11 pm

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  • 410 laura // Dec 22, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    totally clever I love it

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  • 412 Shilpa // Dec 22, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Omg, you are the perfect woman.

  • 413 Thomas // Dec 23, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Mmm… Artery-clogging goodness!

  • 414 Bacon Cups…What would YOU fill them with? « Julius Silvert inc. // Dec 23, 2009 at 6:59 am

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  • 416 Katie Vonderhaar // Dec 23, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Mayo Dressing:
    1 egg
    1.5 tbs lemon juice
    1/4 tsp sea salt
    Pinch of pepper
    1 tsp dijon mustard
    1/2 cup oil
    Fresh basil, shredded

    Whisk the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Whisk in the oil a tbs at a time. (The more you whisk, the thicker it will get). Add in the mustard and basil.

  • 417 Chili Dog Blog » Bacon Cups // Dec 23, 2009 at 7:49 am

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  • 418 Tarnisha // Dec 23, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Try pre-baking the bacon to get the more of the shrinking out of the way. (Yes, you can cook ‘flat’ bacon upon rimmed cookie sheets in the oven.)
    Cook it to the floppy stage or a little less to ensure that the meaty parts remain flexible. Let cool and then weave. You might want to press it w/ another cookie sheet to keep the edges and fatty parts from getting too curly. Parchment paper will prevent sticking, to the dry upper pan.

  • 419 Daniel // Dec 23, 2009 at 11:51 am

    One method ive always used in the past was two muffin tins stacked inside each other.

    The bacon is sandwiched between the two tins and gets really crispy, it also holds its shape well.

    Throw in a glaze or two like maple miso, sesame oil and soy, and you get perfectly shaped baskets (You might have to trim the tops) that taste excellent.

  • 420 Christmas is just around the corner « Schnelkronicity // Dec 23, 2009 at 12:58 pm

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  • 421 Kathleen // Dec 23, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    These are such a good idea, a jewish friend recommended them to me. Seriously.

    I’ve never liked ham, but I consider bacon one of the wonders of the world.

    I have never salivated so much while looking at a website. Thank you for sharing!!!

  • 422 Pauline // Dec 23, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    genius

  • 423 Angelina // Dec 23, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Seeing this post about bacon cups reminds me that there are good people in the world. I can’t wait to try this recipe someday.

    Happy Holidays

  • 424 Gina E // Dec 23, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Most awesomely awesome.

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  • 427 Laurette // Dec 24, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Absolutely the best thing I have seen in a long while. Oh the possibilities for filling the bacon basket…

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  • 432 bowsprite // Jan 15, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    “This all took three hours and my house filled with smoke, but it was worth it. ” heeheehee! now THAT is love! thanks!!!

  • 433 rucy // Jan 16, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I tried it with long wide strips, bacon-sized, of zucchini and was able to get a cup shape, a great alternative for vegetarians, let the zucchini bake until the water has evaporated and it begins to brown at the edges. I expect vegan bacon might also work for this but I’m not a fan of fake meats as a replacement (and no longer eat real ones though I do miss the salty/sweetness of bacon and add a bit of brown sugar, black pepper, and liquid smoke to a few dishes to hint at the possibility that bacon ‘might’ be inside).

  • 434 rucy // Jan 16, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Fillings:
    Scrambled eggs
    Poached egg on a bed of wilted spinach
    Frittata
    Potato salad
    Shrimp & grits
    Ice cream (one of my favorite local ice cream shops makes a bacon ice cream and customers seem to go wild for it)

  • 435 Bacon Cups (AKA Bacon Bowls) | Bacon Today // Jan 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm

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  • 437 Moan Holloway | Thighs Wide Shut // Feb 7, 2010 at 9:53 am

    [...] the only thing more grand than bacon cups taz gotta be these German meat gift idea [...]

  • 438 Bacon Dashi | Cooking Momofuku at home - Momofuku for two // Feb 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    [...] Jo at My Last Bite tells me she and Not Martha made them as well! And they’re super cute! Not Martha’s Bacon Cups here and My Last Bite’s Bacon Cups here) , I decided to make a bacon bowl. The bowl came out a [...]

  • 439 utah seo // Feb 12, 2010 at 10:37 am

    So has anyone tried this in a microwave?

  • 440 The Ultimate Breadless BLT | MrBaconpants.com // Mar 7, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    [...] LzRocks, owner of my favorite Bellevue shop “Your Mom’s”, sent me an email about one of the most amazing uses for bacon. A cup or bowl made out of woven bacon strips. The best part is you can fill with leafy greens and tomatoes, creating the ultimate breadless BLT. [...]

  • 441 Your Favorite Pie | Bacon Cups by Megan Reardon // Mar 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    [...] genius idea by Megan Reardon! I came across this how-to for using bacon strips to form cups (with the help of aluminum foil) and I think it’s one of [...]

  • 442 Foodwhirl » Bacon Week Link Roundup // Mar 13, 2010 at 7:21 am

    [...] I’ve always wanted to try these: Bacon cups by not martha [...]

  • 443 How to cook bacon » St. Eutychus // Mar 22, 2010 at 6:34 am

    [...] Master the art of bacon bowls. [...]

  • 444 Cleo’s Bacon Meatball Croquets « LowCarbRecipeBox // Mar 27, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    [...] Inspired by these beauties at Not Martha. [...]

  • 445 Kimberly B. // Apr 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    That’s soo hot!!

  • 446 Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue // May 17, 2010 at 7:20 am

    This is purely incredible! I love it! I am always looking for creative ways to serve luncheons.

  • 447 Mary Ann Huntington (pixie grammy) // May 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Slobber, slobber, drool, drool…..my mouth is watering so much. Heading to store to surprise hubby with a cute salad. You are so inspiring.

  • 448 Sue // May 20, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    you have just made my day
    I’ve been asked to do some “savoury bites” for a Chocolate Gala & was searching for something as perfect as this..
    your mini cups are my answer….
    I’ll send you my pics!!
    Thank you, thank you… this will work!!

  • 449 Sue // May 20, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    p.s. hope you don’t mind me adding a link to my bacon page!!

  • 450 canida // May 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Excellent project! I seem to be the downstream recipient of this bit of brilliance – you can check out my bacon fruit salad cups here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Bacon-Fruit-Cups/

    Glad to see bacon placemats inspired both of us. ;)

  • 451 tash // May 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    perfect for my low carb diet! thank you!

  • 452 Traci // Jun 23, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    This is so cool. I’d like to link to this if that’s alright?

  • 453 Rosalie // Jun 28, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Wow, that is what I will be making for the 4th. Have you tried dipping the bacon in brown sugar mixed with a bit of chili powder? We have used the Tabasco Chipotle Sauce it really adds great flavor with the brown sugar.

  • 454 Which is Better, Bacon in Salad, or Salad in Bacon? : Bacon is the New Black // Jun 28, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    [...] Megan over at Not Martha shows how you can cut out the need for a salad plates by serving salad in bacon cups.  That’s right!  Dishaware made out of freshly cooked bacon! [...]

  • 455 dina // Jul 13, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    oh no i have to have this we will be making this with the veggies from the garden

  • 456 Article: 10 Ways to Eat More Bacon | The Meat Life // Aug 2, 2010 at 11:12 am

    [...] It can also serve as a bowl, as in this creative dish from Megan Reardon of the DIY blog Not Martha. In devising her dish for a fellow food blogger’s bacon potluck party, Reardon wrapped raw bacon [...]

  • 457 Not Martha’s (maar wel Megans)Bacon Cups « // Aug 12, 2010 at 1:27 am

    [...] De derde keer, toen ze een andere iets rondere vorm gebruikten ging het echter weer helemaal mis. In plaats van mooie ronde bakjes kreeg ze hele ondiepe kommetjes. Dat was het ook niet helemaal. Maar al experimenterende heeft ze de slag nu aardig te pakken. Maar dat mag u zelf bekijken op Megans blog. Klik hier voor de gehele rapportage.  [...]

  • 458 49 Things To Do With Bacon « The Daily Sloth // Aug 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    [...] Bacon cups. What you fill them with is only limited only by your imagination. Why not try bacon? [...]

  • 459 SayUncle » Cool // Aug 25, 2010 at 5:51 am

    [...] Bacon cups. Though I don’t see how they can hold your bacon bourbon. [...]

  • 460 50 Ways to Use Bacon! | BaconScotch.com | Bacon & Scotch | Bacon | Scotch // Sep 27, 2010 at 9:11 am

    [...] 19. Cook bacon into the shape of cups and fill with lettuce and tomato for a breadless BLT. [...]

  • 461 Renata // Sep 28, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Hi, I’m Renata from Testado, Provado & Aprovado! blog (http://testadoprovadoeaprovado.blogspot.com/) and I’m writing an article on EDIBLE CONTAINERS for The Daring Kitchen (http://thedaringkitchen.com). In my research on the subject, I found your post (http://www.notmartha.org/archives/2008/02/27/bacon-cups/) and I would love to feature it in my article. May I please use your photo (The first photo of your post) and link back to your post? We always give full credit to the author and photo with a by-line & link.

    Thanks so much!
    Renata

  • 462 NotMartha's Megan Reardon Spills her Secrets to Making Food Fun | The Family Kitchen // Oct 21, 2010 at 11:23 am

    [...] have woven baskets out of bacon. Clearly I’m a [...]

  • 463 irene // Dec 8, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    From the first paragraph:
    “…I ran out of bacon…”
    That is so tragic I almost couldn’t continue. I’m glad I persevered, though.

  • 464 Nikki // Dec 14, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Genius. I am in awe :)

  • 465 Eugene // Jan 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    This is art of cooking bacon. I love it

  • 466 Alexa // Jan 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Looks very tasty :)

  • 467 (what runs) Lori // Feb 18, 2011 at 11:46 am

    A friend who reads my blog sent me this link… I’ve been doing a “Cupcake” Series with savory cupcakes on my blog and she thought this would be something fun to include. And might I just add- this is AWESOME. :)
    I’m definitely going to have to try these out!

  • 468 Lucy @ Lucyeats // Feb 26, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Oh my goodness, you genius! Bacon baskets. I love it!

  • 469 Melvalynne // Mar 2, 2011 at 9:06 am

    BEAUTIFUL…Thank you for sharing.
    I’m going to try it tomorrow…

  • 470 Sippin Syrup // Mar 11, 2011 at 3:18 am

    these look great.with some honey mustard dressing or even ranch..yummm

  • 471 Billa // Mar 12, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I just see a cup like that .. but I think quite hard to make it, it takes patience and art … after its contents as in the picture I think so very tasty … maybe because I have not tried it.

  • 472 BACON AS DINNERWARE « klatchwork // Mar 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    [...] But this Friday I’m hungry specifically for bacon (again, who am I kidding, I’m always hungry for bacon, but that’s NOT THE POINT). Maybe it’s cuz I got so excited on Tuesday, when chocolate-covered bacon. Happened. Yes. (I blame my co-conspirator.) In any event, in anticipation of the bacon possibilities of this weekend, I did a quick bacon-centric Google search. Gleeful isn’t the WORD to describe how I felt when I stumbled across Not Martha’s adorable bacon cup tutorial. [...]

  • 473 Nancy // Mar 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Don’t worry about the fat, people. Worry about the nitrates, how the pig was raised, and what the pig was fed. But don’t worry about saturated fat. It is good for you. You need it. Every cell wall of your body is made with saturated fat. If you don’t consume enough in your diet, how will your body repair itself? The low-fat movement got it all wrong. The lipid hypothesis is bunk.

  • 474 A Most Precious Spring Nest « Boccodivino // Mar 24, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    [...] Nests are woven bacon strips thanks to this blog post on Not Martha. [...]

  • 475 Maple mousse in an edible container (Daring Baker Challenge April 2011) « creative recipes for wandering minds // Apr 27, 2011 at 8:36 am

    [...] Source: Bacon cups where inspired by not martha and 59kilos Nut Crust were taught to me by a friend, no source, but posted at Cheap Ethnic Eatz [...]

  • 476 DC: Edible containers | tante Tante Mele – our blog! // Apr 28, 2011 at 1:38 am

    [...] Ideal for breakfast and they are both delicious and pretty. Just remember that the bacon is quite salty, so you won’t need any extra salt. There are several recipes in the web, as here, here or here. [...]

  • 477 Bacon Cups (via not martha): Feature Fridays | Savoring Today // Apr 29, 2011 at 9:19 am

    [...] Like chocolate, bacon is always worthy of Feature Fridays, especially when this kind of creativity is involved.  As soon as I saw someone was making bacon cups, I imagined whole line of bacon dinnerware—edible cups, bowls, plates is the ultimate way to go green, right. This is not just eating everything on your plate; this is eating your plate!  Fun, creative, and surly delicious, there is some pretty cool stuff going on at not martha, so you’ll want to browse a little when you check out these Bacon Cups. [...]

  • 478 Judy // Apr 29, 2011 at 9:21 am

    LOVE the creativity! Featuring your blog today on Savoring Today’s Feature Friday where I highlight fun, interesting, creative, beautiful, or inspiring blog posts. Glad I stopped by :)

  • 479 Kate // May 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Taking it one step further – and nastier. Making bacon shotglasses as we speak. Brb, arteries and liver failing simultaneously.

  • 480 Maureen // May 8, 2011 at 5:36 am

    I love the final weave and the end result is brilliant. I’ll have to try it but I think I’ll do the bacon and poached egg thing.

  • 481 Figs // May 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Make a mayo-based dressing AND also put a couple of croutons on top, and you’ve done the BLT in its entirety!

  • 482 Bacon Cups | jeffmilner.com // May 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    [...] wish I had come up with this idea myself, because it makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Bacon cups (with step-by-step [...]

  • 483 bacon, a party unto itself // Jun 4, 2011 at 3:46 am

    [...] who arrived late enough that most of the people at the party missed this unbelievable feat. She made baskets of baked, woven bacon, and filled them with lettuce and tomatoes. When she and Scott walked through the open front door, those of us left in the living room wanted [...]

  • 484 What to Serve at a Grown-Up LAN Party (not vegan friendly) | Three Cats on a Sofa // Jun 5, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    [...] This recipe was originally from the Not Martha blog but since I used regular muffin pans, mine turned out a little bit differently. More bite-sized. Less cup-sized. I was going to try to make my own bacon ranch dressing using bacon grease and regular ranch dressing but then I stumbled on ACTUAL bacon ranch dressing by Hidden Valley. Someone had their bacon caps on when they came up with that concept! [...]

  • 485 Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum // Jul 3, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Your post is awesome! I must admit I did not read all of the comments, but I would suggest that you try non-stick foil. I have had great success with it! Thanks for sharing!

  • 486 Pure Alaska Salmon Salad Bacon Bowls | Fishing Fury - A fishing blog with attitude! // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    [...] around the side. The bacon was weaved over the bottom side of a cupcake tin covered in tin foil, very similar to these bacon cups. After the bacon cups were done cooking and cooled for a few minutes I filled them with some [...]

  • 487 Pure Alaska Salmon Salad Bacon Bowls | Fishing Blog // Jul 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    [...] around the side. The bacon was weaved over the bottom side of a cupcake tin covered in tin foil, very similar to these bacon cups. After the bacon cups were done cooking and cooled for a few minutes I filled them with some [...]

  • 488 Vandy // Aug 11, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Great idea. These would be scrummy with a chicken salad in them. Fabulous summer lunch.

  • 489 BACON CUPS!!! « life as i see it: a blog // Aug 15, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    [...] RECIPE Like this:LikeBe the first to like this [...]

  • 490 Max Manus // Aug 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    wow..this is amazing! my wife will flip.

  • 491 Anne // Sep 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Oh my freaking goodness! I can’t wait to try these.

  • 492 Mmmm… Bacon Cups - RoysWorld // Sep 4, 2011 at 4:12 am

    [...] it yourself site notmartha has a tutorial for making cups out of bacon. Yes, you heard correctly CUPS OUT OF [...]

  • 493 J Cain // Sep 4, 2011 at 8:17 am

    So many comments, I couldn’t read them all, so sorry if this is a duplicate. Try Reynolds Non-stick Foil–it’s great! Also, what if you put a foil cupcake liner over to eliminate splatters, then took off the last part of baking to brown?

  • 494 J Cain // Sep 4, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Bacon purists, don’t read this, but I like quick and easy. They turned out smaller–side dish or appetizer size–but I tried it with microwave bacon and it turned out great. Used Oscar Meyer brand. I took a small salsa or dipping bowl, put a paper towel inside for the grease, wrapped the bacon around inside and folded a couple pieces into the bottom. Thirty seconds and voila! It stuck together completely. No smoke, no fires. Just did one as a trial so it’s not as beautiful as yours, but if your email is listed, I’ll send a pic.

  • 495 Make perfect bacon every time. | The Bearded Iris // Sep 6, 2011 at 5:51 am

    [...] for more advanced bacon baking moves? Try heart shaped bacon bites, bacon cups, or bacon [...]

  • 496 Portland Bacon Takedown Hash | hashcapades // Sep 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    [...] hash. What could be better than some sort of bacon bowl or cup? After a quick Google search, I found Not Martha’s post on making bacon bowls. I was blown away by the delightful instructions and photos – structural bacon certification [...]

  • 497 How We Cook Bacon // Oct 17, 2011 at 7:18 am

    [...] Bacon Inspiration from Around the Web:Candied Bacon Ice Cream from David Lebovitz Bacon Cups from Not Martha Bacon Jam from Homesick Texan Maple Dijon Glazed Bacon from Nook & Pantry [...]

  • 498 Five Friday Finds :: Morsels of Life // Oct 21, 2011 at 2:47 am

    [...] Bacon Cups – Not Martha Bacon! What more need I say? Another fun breakfast/brunch option!  [...]

  • 499 missy s // Nov 14, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    what about brushing bacon cups with maple syrup to help hold it together?

  • 500 Danielle Sanchez // Dec 10, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    You’re a badass.

  • 501 Bacon CTT // Dec 21, 2011 at 11:21 am

    if you put the foil in individual cups, it is easier to remove the bacon.

  • 502 Bacon Meatball Croquets Your Lighter Side // Jan 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    [...] Inspired by these beauties at Not Martha. [...]

  • 503 Mac and cheese bacon cups | Free clever craft ideas, sewing patterns, templates and printables || Merriment Design // Jan 24, 2012 at 11:11 am

    [...] been dreaming about trying Megan’s famous bacon cups since Shane passed along the link last spring. Megan creatively made her cups in the oven using [...]

  • 504 Beastie // Jan 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Great idea…. and just fill with thick and creamy mashed potato :)

  • 505 Mary // Feb 26, 2012 at 8:28 am

    I love the BLT idea. What some simple home made croutons? Mayo?

  • 506 penny hawkes // Feb 28, 2012 at 11:55 am

    you are way too cleaver!!! Is there some way your recipes could be printed without the photos?

    You live in Seattle, I grew up in West Seattle and now live in Renton for the past 44 years.

    Thanks……Penny

  • 507 Hazel Hilton // Mar 5, 2012 at 6:39 am

    I love your ida, Would make a great lunchon
    with spinch and boiled eggs chopped ,very
    colorful.I can’t wait to try it.

  • 508 JoBeth // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I wonder if you used the non-stick foil if it would help. Bacon rocks!

  • 509 Daring Bakers: Maple Mousse served in an Edible Container « Cheap Ethnic Eatz // Jun 18, 2012 at 7:02 am

    [...] Source: Bacon cups where inspired by not martha and 59kilos Nut Crust were taught to me by a friend, no source, but posted at Cheap Ethnic Eatz [...]

  • 510 Bacon-tastic Food! « zoinkmediablog // Jun 26, 2012 at 1:52 am

    [...] cups) clean. With the cup missing, of course. You can find a step-by-step guide on how to make it here – Martha’s awesome and extremely innovative food [...]

  • 511 Bacon Cups « muffintinmommy // Jul 11, 2012 at 4:25 am

    [...] find a recipe to go with it so I had to do a little digging and came up with THIS from Megan at  not martha. Love her stuff you should check it [...]

  • 512 Dana // Jul 17, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Genius! We should be able to add you to our Pintrest page.

  • 513 Recipe from “Not Martha” ; Bacon Cups! « Bloom // Jul 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    [...] http://www.notmartha.org/archives/2008/02/27/bacon-cups/ [...]

  • 514 Tim // Jul 21, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Thats a great idea. I love the fact you went through the experimenting for us. I wonder if dropping the heat to about 325 and letting it cook a little longer would help with the smoke and flare ups.

  • 515 Bacon Meatball Croquets // Jul 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    [...] Inspired by these beauties at Not Martha. [...]

  • 516 2blog folder catchup » they.com // Aug 1, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    [...] bacon bowls  Posted by They at 12:10 pm  Tagged with: funny, overheard, politics, tech [...]

  • 517 Awesome Bacon Recipes // Aug 2, 2012 at 6:22 am

    [...] If you just have to have a salad… at least put it in these easy to make bacon cups, from Not Martha. I’ve seen bacon jam and skillet paste on the web on many occasions, but have yet to try [...]

  • 518 Make Bacon Cups In Muffin Pans For Incredible Appetisers Or Complete Meals | Lifehacker Australia // Aug 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    [...] at Not Martha showcases yet another bacon cup, this time made by weaving the bacon strips onto the back of a [...]

  • 519 Make an Egg in a Bacon Cup, and Other Incredible Bacon-Cup-Based Foods [Food Hacks] // Aug 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    [...] at Not Martha showcases yet another bacon cup, this time made by weaving the bacon strips onto the back of a [...]

  • 520 Everything’s Better in a Bacon Cup | Did Ya See? // Aug 9, 2012 at 9:07 am

    [...] Via Not Martha [...]

  • 521 10 pratos da baixa gastronomia em versões 'fofinhas' | Jezebel Brasil // Aug 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

    [...] Fonte: notmartha.org [...]

  • 522 Head Tale - This is the best invention in the history of the world… // Aug 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    [...] I can hear myself now: “Is it a heart attack of joy or a heart attack of the usual kind?&#8221… [...]

  • 523 Lorna // Aug 30, 2012 at 8:07 am

    How long in advance can I make these?

  • 524 Baconmania! | Grand Rapids Public Library // Sep 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    [...] much time on the internet and, over the last few years, bacon has blown up. What started out as a few clever recipes and the odd decorative item has now become big business. There are bacon candles and air [...]

  • 525 Fleur // Sep 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    what a fabulous idea for breakfast, creamed mushrooms at the bottom with a poached egg on top – bacon breakfast basket

  • 526 Kira =] // Sep 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I have had this post bookmarked for years now. And when I finally joined pinterest it was THE first thing I pinned. Our playdate group is having a mom’s night in Pinterest Party. We are bringing a dish & craft we pinned. So excited to have a reason to make these! Thanks again, for sharing your brilliance! =]

  • 527 10 Things You’re Going To Miss Next Year When There’s No Bacon « Jeromie Williams Eats The Internet For Breakfast // Sep 25, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    [...]  Bacon Bowls You’ve never lived until you’ve experienced the ultimate in edible dinnerware, and that’s just as well, because you’ll feel like you’ve died a little inside [...]

  • 528 linda // Sep 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    These were delicious! Thanks so much for the idea. I actually used turkey bacon on small ramekins covered like you did with the foil, upside down in a cake pan. There was no clean up cause that bacon isn’t fatty. It was so easy.. (Only made two just to try.) I used 4 slices per bowl and put lettuce, tomatoes, onions with homemade buttermilk ranch dressing in them. Yum yum! We will definitely do this again.

  • 529 Move over cupcakes and muffins, use those muffin pans for bacon bowls and other awesome crafts : sighroll.com // Oct 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    [...] over, and weave or wrap the bacon around the bottom, bake and fill.  Gotta love a website named www.notmartha.com (although I do so lovez me some [...]

  • 530 Confirmation That I Suck As A Superwoman // Oct 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    [...] notmartha.org via Barb on [...]

  • 531 Bacon Cups: Four Ways @ The Epicentre : Herbs, Spices, Food and DrinkThe Epicentre : Herbs, Spices, Food and Drink // Nov 13, 2012 at 8:57 am

    [...] to not martha for posting how to do [...]

  • 532 RisaG // Dec 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    My best friend gave me those Tortilla Bowl forms as a christmas gift. She made them for herself and used them for dip on Christmas Day. I decided I want to make Bacon Bowls with mine so I will try 2-3 layers of bacon since it shrinks. If it works with the Tortilla Bowl forms, I will let you know. They are nonstick and should work well. I am making Bacon Bowls for guacamole on New Years Eve.

  • 533 TheresaM // Dec 30, 2012 at 7:55 am

    What temp do you bake these at? Going to try and make them with eggs guacamole for breakfast these are an ingenious idea!

  • 534 TheresaM // Jan 2, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    My 8 year old daughter and I just made these AMAZING! Thank you

  • 535 The World’s Top 10 Best Foods Containing Bacon | The Worlds top 10 of Anything and Everything!!! // Jan 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    [...] – Bacon Cups (source) Bacon Apple [...]

  • 536 Jen // Feb 10, 2013 at 7:49 am

    bacon cups… yum! you rock.

  • 537 Tapi // Feb 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Everything is better with bacon….

    You rock!

    I will be making a bacon plate, bacon fork and spoon to eat my bacon with.

  • 538 dito // Feb 26, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    hi martha, this is really really great!!!!
    http://www.notmartha.org/archives/2008/02/27/bacon-cups/

    i´ll try this weekend

    greetings from ladenburg/germany

    dito
    cooks with woks

  • 539 Mommy // Feb 27, 2013 at 1:23 am

    I recognized the wanting to cook from scratch, but wouldn’t there be less fire risk, smoke and time if we used the pre pokes but still bendable bacon? I’m curious the results with it

  • 540 365daysofbacon // Feb 27, 2013 at 5:47 am

    So so cool!

  • 541 Jane Elizabeth // Feb 27, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I didn’t have enough time to read through all the comments, but I had to add one of my own. I’m going to try the baskets using center cut bacon and filling them with potato salad. I’ve always put bacon in my salad, so I’m going to see how this works. I know it’s got to taste terrific! The more bacon the better!!

  • 542 megan // Feb 27, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Mommy – You could try it but cooking the bacon and rendering the fat causes the bacon to shrink and lock itself into place, as well as the melted and cooled fat working like a glue to keep the pieces together.

  • 543 Corinne // Feb 27, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! I added it to my list of favorite muffin tin meals (http://wondermomwannabe.com/muffin-tin-dinner-recipes/) with a link back here for the recipe and instructions.

  • 544 Lisa // Mar 22, 2013 at 7:58 am

    This is genius! and it would be perfect when for entertaining. Actually, I would also have this for lunch. mmmm. Bacon:)

  • 545 Joyce // Apr 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I think that is a great way to have a small salad and a great way to use bacon I going to share with some of my diabetic family members and use low sodium bacon. I have a brownie pan to use.

  • 546 Lynn // Apr 11, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Try the non stick foil.

  • 547 Kathy // Apr 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I was wondering about using the outside of the white porcelain pudding dishes? Put the dishes with the bacon wrapped around them inside of a glass or aluminum cake pan. Even us a metal rack too. This would prevent all of the splattering and possible fire hazard by collecting the grease inside of the pan.

  • 548 Ericka // Apr 13, 2013 at 6:09 am

    i love this. i showed my husbeenand his mouth started watering lol ya should add a print button so its easyer to get of your pge

  • 549 Lisa // May 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I just licked my phone. … …. …… Hahahahahah

  • 550 Sharon // May 12, 2013 at 11:37 am

    For a gluten-free gal like me, this is amazing! I’m always looking for substitutes for breads/wheat-based staples, and I <3 this so much!! Amazing!

  • 551 Nana Parker // May 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    I have a pan that is a mini-bundt cake pan. Each cake would be a little larger than a cup cake, might be like the giant cupcake. I will have to try this. A BLT with no bread. (a “little” better on the diet)!

  • 552 Tana // May 13, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Use taco shell forms to make bigger bacon bowls.

  • 553 Wendie Jeanne Deacon // May 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Wow- I also learned, courtesy of the Hallmark Channel, how to make beautiful bowls with shredded swiss and or parm shredded cheese that look lacy and pretty as edible bowls- no I will let my imagination run wild incorporating the bacon themed bowls with the cheese bowls!!!! Awesome job!!!!!

  • 554 Joey // May 14, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Try using parchment paper!

  • 555 Toni Ellsworth // May 16, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YUM!!! Can’t wait to try this. Will be great for a spinach salad! Perfect for a luncheon! The possibilities are endless!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  • 556 Bill // May 21, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    You mean to tell me there is no Nobel Prize for bacon?

  • 557 Freddy Panes // May 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    hi there we were ro impressed with this amazaing use of bacon we reblogged it to our blogsite with a link back to you. thanks very much. sherry is impressed with this one and our youngest son who loves bacon!

  • 558 Freddy Panes // May 26, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    BTW, sherry’s blogsite is http://www/makeeastsimple.wordpress.com we are constantly looking for great articles to reblog and further expand and share the uniqueness of every recipe, gardening tips and lifestyle.

  • 559 Which is Better, Bacon in Salad, or Salad in Bacon? | Bacon is The New Black // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    [...] Megan over at Not Martha shows how you can cut out the need for a salad plates by serving salad in bacon cups.  That’s right!  Dishaware made out of freshly cooked bacon! [...]

  • 560 Marvelous Children’s Book Monday: Charlotte’s Web // Aug 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    [...] of the book, I maintain my twisted sense of humor. You must know about a new tableware delight: The bacon bowl, which I’ll make sure to eat after waking up to my bacon alarm clock. Wow. That is some [...]

  • 561 International Bacon Day! « It's New and Different! // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    [...] planned to make these little gems: bacon cups.  But none of this salad nonsense – we would eat them for dessert with a scoop [...]

  • 562 Baked-on Bacon Cups | CraftFail // Sep 6, 2013 at 8:01 am

    [...] bacon on our salads, we can now sprinkle salads IN our bacon. This is all thanks to recipes for bacon cups, like this one from not martha, in which bacon is wrapped around the back of an upside-down muffin [...]

  • 563 Bacon Cups | // Sep 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    [...] make a nice compliment. Head on over to Megan’s recipe by clicking on the link below: Bacon Cups Related PostsGround Turkey and Rice Stuffed PeppersCheesy Chicken Bacon Broccoli and RiceAn Idaho [...]

  • 564 Dawn Gross // Sep 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Love Your idea. And I suggest hashbowns with either scrambled eggs or poached egg on top of that perhaps with a slice of tomato also. Oh and don’t forget the jalapenos as well!!!!!! OMG this is endless!!!!

  • 565 Brin // Sep 29, 2013 at 8:54 am

    SO CREATIVE !!!! I love bacon. lol Just one tiny suggestion….one might want to have a nice generous BLT before making this recipe. I think even I would be tempted to ‘taste’ a few bowls just to see if they ‘turned out right’. LOL as one poster said “it’s limitless” to what one can fill the bacon bowls with. Thank you for sharing. YUMMMM :)

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    The only thing I can think of better than a bacon bowl, is a bacon bowl filled with bacon. You have created a true piece of art.

  • 570 Char Wilson // Jan 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I think Reynolds Wrap nonstick aluminum foil over the exterior of the muffin tin would solve your problem of the bacon sticking when making the bacon cups.

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  • 579 Melissa // Jul 11, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I used a silicone individual muffin cup. upside down on paper towel, and microwaved for 4 min. Great way to make just one at a time. Yum

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