Southern Bacon Snack

Zingerman’s 4th Annual Camp Bacon is coming soon and to help get everyone prepared, we’re sharing tasty excerpts and recipes from Ari’s book, Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon


Saltines and Bacon

In a hurry, but just have to have that bacon fix? Here’s a Southern sidebar courtesy of Mississippi native April McGreger, currently living up in North Carolina. When we got to talking about this book, April ‘fessed up that her favorite appetizer/snack was “bacon-wrapped Saltine crackers.” Given that Saltines are often referred to only somewhat facetiously as “the traditional bread of the South,” her confession surprised me more that it might have otherwise. Still, I can’t say that I’d ever given much thought to this combination.

I’ll have to do some experimenting to be sure which bacon goes best with the crackers. I should say, too, that although April likes to microwave them, the norm is apparently to eat one’s pork-wrapped crackers at room temperature, “when they are the most crispy.”

For information on April’s very nice line of jams, chutneys, and pickles, check out her site.

For Saltines, see the cracker aisle at the supermarket.

See you at camp!