WATCH: Celebrating National Bacon Day properly

Posted at 9:11 AM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 14:37:31-05

Today is National Bacon Day!

Chef Ryan Miller from the newly opened Au Cochon in Birmingham stopped by by 7 Action News on TV20 Detroit to help celebrate. You can watch his segment in the video player above and you'll find his recipe below.

The restaurant is located at 260 N Old Woodward Ave.


Bacon Appetizer

Preparing the Glaze

2 oz honey

1 inch vanilla bean, split and scraped

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1/4 cup Bourbon

1/2 tsp salt

Preparing the Bacon

Slab of bacon of your choice

Coarse ground pepper


1. Vacuum seal bacon in heatproof pouch.

2. Place in Sous Vide machine at 180 degrees for 12 hours.

3. Remove from heat and transfer to cooler, pressed between two sheet pans, until fully chilled.

4. Remove from pouch and slice against the grain into 1/3 inch thick slices.

5. Sear over medium high heat until just crispy and golden brown.

6. Transfer to sheet tray and brush liberally with glaze.

7. Place under broiler to reduce glaze.

8. Transfer to serving platter and finish with a bit more glaze and cracked black pepper.