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Old 09-21-2014, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I got 2 large containers of McCormick's Bacon Bits (made from soy, etc.) for free at a food bank a while ago. I've only ever used them on baked potatoes or in salad.

Can I cook with these? I'm wondering in particular if they would be good in a quiche with spinach.

Anyone ever cook with them in something like this? Other than just sprinkling them on something?

I'd hate to ruin a whole quiche, if they will turn weird and mushy or something.

Thanks!
I've used those years ago, and they were fine. I used them in salads and also as a topping on things like cooked veg, and also in stuff like noodles. When I used them in noodles, I did use quite a bit and they were fine. The only thing that happens to them if you cook them too long is they get a little soft but they don't taste bad or anything like that (not to me anyway). You may want to limit your consumption of those because they are pretty high in sodium. Oh Ive also used them in soups.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I've used those years ago, and they were fine. I used them in salads and also as a topping on things like cooked veg, and also in stuff like noodles. When I used them in noodles, I did use quite a bit and they were fine. The only thing that happens to them if you cook them too long is they get a little soft but they don't taste bad or anything like that (not to me anyway). You may want to limit your consumption of those because they are pretty high in sodium. Oh Ive also used them in soups.
Thank you! I forgot about this thread, and I was re-organizing my spice shelf the other day, and still have all those bacon bits lol! I think I will try them in some soup - not the whole batch, just some in a bowl of hot soup and see how they do. They might be okay in an omelette, too...
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:52 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Yes I have cooked with them. I have also used them in a quiche with good results.
It's been a long time since I have eaten quiche baked with bacon, but as I recall the bacon when cooked in the quiche does not retain it's crispness either.

They do stay chewy and add the texture and and flavor that I think you are seeking.
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:03 PM
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Not too bad sprinkled on cheesy or plain grits, daughter uses them in potato based casseroles, au gratin and the like.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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No, I'm not vegetarian, but I bet you'd be OK if you sprinkled the soy ones on a finished dish, instead of putting them in it.
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Old 09-27-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Not too bad sprinkled on cheesy or plain grits, daughter uses them in potato based casseroles, au gratin and the like.
Yes! I second the grits! Also, all of the other dishes that you mentioned. They go well with anything cheesey and creamy.

Twice Baked Potatoes are another of my favorite ways to use them!
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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I just went vegetarian a few days ago. I still love good milk and eggs, and I don't miss meat. Except maybe a chicken kebab.
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:12 AM
 
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Thank you! I forgot about this thread, and I was re-organizing my spice shelf the other day, and still have all those bacon bits lol! I think I will try them in some soup - not the whole batch, just some in a bowl of hot soup and see how they do. They might be okay in an omelette, too...
Bacos, like cockroaches and Twinkies, will all survive Armageddon. Bacos at least taste good, and they're vegan. There is an unfortunate side effect of cooking with bacos though - the artificial food coloring they use to make them will run off and stain whatever food they're cooked in, if that food is cooked with a lot of moisture. If you eat enough of them out of the jar they stain your tongue red. I know this from experience!
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:50 PM
 
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I use them in veggie BLT's.
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