Bacon Decadence: The Ridiculously Glorious Bacon Weave Breakfast Taco

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A bacon weave taco shell? Stuffed with breakfast foods? Yeah, the bacon thing has gotten a bit out of hand but every now and then someone comes up with something that just has to be trumpeted. In fact, the Bacon Weave Breakfast Taco needs an official crier. Now that the Royal baby's been born, what's that guy doing?

Regardless of how the message gets out, Nick over at Dude Foods has kicked his creative engine into high gear and has come up with one great food item -- the Bacon Weave Breakfast Taco. And it deserves a bit of publicity. It just might be the most bacon decadent breakfast food item we've ever seen. It's like bacon porn, it's so gloriously and ridiculously bacon-centric. The only thing that could make it more bacon decadent would be to add Bacon bits as a topping to bacon strips and scrambled eggs in the filling. But we're getting ahead of ourselves a bit...

For bacon fanatics and foodie lunatics that like a little creativity with their bacon concoctions, this is the ultimate creation, perhaps even the perfect breakfast food item. Nick pretty much perfected the poor man's taco shell-shaped bacon weave back in May, taking a bacon weave and draping it over kabob sticks suspended between two jars on a cookie sheet in a regular oven. (Of course, you could probably just buy one of the those taco shell molds for tortillas and it'll do the trick -- just sayin'.) Still, in a pinch, for the man in need of a bacon weave taco and no way to mold it, kabob sticks are the go-to bacon rack.

Anyway, after trimming the edges of the weave to make the bacon shell into the traditional taco shape, you've got the perfect vessel for taco cargo, like ground beef, chicken, taco sauce, lettuce, various cheeses, sour cream, whatever you like on your taco.

But Nick, described as a renegade food blogger, decided to go the traditional taco one better and deliver the perfect breakfast food, where bacon becomes the star -- in the shell -- and other traditional breakfast items become the sides -- or insides, as it were.

So what's in Nick's Bacon Weave Breakfast Taco? Scrambled eggs. His eggs are infused with cheddar cheese for added flavor. For toppings and color, he drops in some diced red and green bell peppers.

Now, you know that with any good recipe, there's always ways to tweak the original. So instead of just a simple scrambled eggs filler with peppers as a topper, we can ratchet up the filling a bit. For instance, take your favorite omelette fillings and put them inside the bacon weave shell. You know, like a veggie omelette with mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, and onions. Or a ham omelette with a variety of fixings. Let's not forget other meats: beef, steak, chicken, pork chops, turkey, fish (fish? Okay, why not? It's your taco). Or how about a three, four, or five-cheese omelette deal? Or cream cheese? How about tossing in some hash brown potatoes? And don't forget the toppings: spices, peppers, sour cream, sriracha, or even those bacon bits mentioned earlier. The versions of fillings and toppings are numerous.

But for true bacon decadence: The bacon taco shell filled with scrambled eggs cooked in bacon grease and with chunks of bacon, then topped with bacon crumbles for a topping -- well, sound the trumpets and open heaven's gates, the true bacon fan has reached bacon nirvana.

Still, for true eating decadence, check out Nick's ingenious creation that combines three types of indulgences -- bacon and chocolate and ice cream. It is called the Bacon Weave Choco Taco. What the Bacon Weave Breakfast Taco does for breakfast foodies, the Bacon Weave Choco Taco does for... well, who knows?

And who cares? It's got a bacon taco shell. As mentioned, it's a perfect vessel for taco cargo, even better than that pepper bacon Doritos taco shell idea this writer came up with after discovering that pepper bacon Doritos had been introduced in Japan years ago. With the bacon craze going on in the U. S., it is difficult to explain why Taco Bell hasn't brought those Doritos to America -- and then crafted them into a taco shell for the Doritos Locos Tacos line. (What's the problem, Taco Bell? Frito Lay? Having trouble thinking outside the bun? Perhaps you should hire someone like Nick for some fresh ideas...)

Anyway...

Time to start bacon weaving...

(photo credit: Dude Foods, promotional use)