Starting your day with bacon is a luxury. The smell is mouthwatering, the sound is music to your ears, and the taste? Well, the taste is unmatched. It’s arguably the perfect way to start your day, or even end it if you’re opting for the breakfast-for-dinner route.
The possibilities don’t end there, though. Bacon can make everything better—yes even desserts. Add cannabis to the mix and you’ve got a one-two punch of wonderful. Cannabis-infused bacon is about to become your next favourite breakfast (and lunch and dinner) food, and the best part is you can use the leftover infused bacon grease to scramble eggs, stir fry some dinner, or use in a soup base.
So grab your favourite cannabis strain and some bacon strips, and get ready for the ultimate breakfast in bed.
What you’ll need:
- Whole flower cannabis (your favourite strain)
- A cannabis grinder
- Bacon strips
- A cookie sheet
- Preheat the oven to 225oF
- Grind your cannabis into a fine powder—it should resemble dried oregano or basil.
- Spread the cannabis powder onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes. This will begin the decarboxylation process which is what activates the active. compounds in cannabis.
- Lay the bacon strips onto a different, ungreased cookie sheet. You can put down parchment paper to help avoid some of the mess.
- When the cannabis is done baking, take it out of the oven and set the temperature to 275oF.
- Evenly distribute half the baked ground cannabis by sprinkling it over one side of the bacon strips.
- Put the cannabis-coated bacon back in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove the tray from the oven, flip the bacon strips, and sprinkle the remainder of the ground cannabis on the other side.
- Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Take the remaining bacon grease and pour it into a container to solidify, then use it as the fat in your next recipe! In terms of THC and CBD content, that will all depend on the strain you use, and how much of it you add to the bacon, so as with any cannabis recipe, make sure you start low and go slow.
Remember: with any cannabis product it’s always best to start low and go slow. Refer to Health Canada’s guidelines on cannabis consumption for more information.
As with any cannabis product, never share with anyone under the age of 19, and keep cannabis out of reach of minors at all times.