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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 01:54 pm
bacon-wrapped bacon


Photo credit: Shauna James Ahern / Gluten-Free Girl

This is for my own reference. I need to figure out how to make these.

An excerpt from Gluten-Free Girl's description of this dish, brought by a guest to a bacon party she hosted:
[P]ork belly braised in aromatic Asian spices, cut down into bite-sized pieces, and then wrapped in bacon. Just out of the oven, these made us all slobber. I knew I shouldn’t, but I ate the first one in one gigantic bite. The rich, dulcet tones of pork belly sang out against the low bass notes of roasted smoked bacon and I wanted to join in with the heavenly choirs. But I just kept walking in the backyard with Monique, speechless, with bacon fat on my chin.
This woman knows how to write:
There’s just something about bacon. Its salty, slightly-sweet crunch, the way it shrivels into itself when we fry it, the heavenly ahhhh one sighs when leaning in for a smell, and the way bacon seems to make everything, everything better. Some foods only mingle with a few others. They’re part of an exclusive club. Smelt ... tastes divine with a few friends. However, chocolate-covered smelt sounds like one of the candies from the Crunchy Frog sketch from Monty Python. But have you tried bacon chocolate? Oh god. Bacon is the most exuberant, open-minded host you have ever met. Everyone is welcome. The door is always open. The sunlight streams in. And bacon is equally happy to see everyone.
(Thanks sistermaryeris and polarbear for the link.)

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emakelle
Erin
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)

I'm going to make the Bacon Cups from NotMartha.com, which is my new favorite food/crafty blog.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)

I'm definitely going to start reading that blog. Good luck with the cups, they look delish, but beyond my skillz.


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inkytwist
inkytwist
The Loch Ness Monster
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
nom nom nom.

I do enjoy bacon, but I am, without any irony, a sausage girl.

Speaking of bacon, if you haven't seen this, you should. It is soooooooooooo true. And awesome.


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yoopie
yoopie
Hi
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)

This reminds me of the show The Two Fat Ladies

I watched them make a pork roast where they lined the whole interior of the pot they were putting the roast into with BACON. I have been trying to find the recipe for you, without much luck as I only saw the show one time and it was years ago when I saw this particular episode.


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yoopie
yoopie
Hi
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!

FOUND IT

picnic - mitton of porkCategories


Ingredients
8 ounce Rashers of streaky bacon
1½ pounds Pork fillet; thinly sliced
6 ounce Sage and onion stuffing; (not from a packet)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon Ground mace

Line a 7-inch pudding basin with most of the bacon rasher, reserving a few for the top. Put in a layer of pork, then stuffing, season with salt, pepper and mace. Continue this layering process until the basin is full, finishing with the reserved bacon. Press down well, then cover tightly. Stand the basin in a baking pan to catch drips. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Place a weighted board over the pudding and leave until completely cold. Turn out the mitton and slice to serve.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
Re: FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!

If I can translate this silly British English to real American English, I might have to give this a try. :)


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polarbear
polarbear
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Re: FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!

Wot?

Are you afraid of the word rasher?! It simply mean piece to you, ya bloody Yank.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
Re: FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!

Dude, I wasn't serious. :)

Can I borrow a pudding basin, though?


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polarbear
polarbear
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
Re: FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!

You don't have a bowl? In that Pottery Barn of a kitchen, you don't have a fucking bowl?!

You better be not being serious this time too. ;)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
Re: FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!

I could pretend I am to get a rise out of you, but it sounds like you're having a rough day.


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polarbear
polarbear
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
Re: FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!

This faux serious banter is making it better in small amounts.

I thought you were going to make a dough joke with the rise of you comment. Ha. :)


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celaeno
celaeno
Igos du Ikana
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)

Hey, have you ever had szalonna? I file it under "Food I ate as a kid before I knew what went into it" - my grandfather made it all the time. It's a pretty common Hungarian meal I think. The wiki entry is poorly worded by Wikipedia's standards, but pretty much sums up exactly what goes into it.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)

Egad. I have not, but it frightens me a little, to be honest.


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celaeno
celaeno
Igos du Ikana
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)

:D It was really good - texture-wise it was similar to buttered garlic bread, and the tomatoes & cucumbers made it sort of taste like a garlic bread sandwich. Then I saw the block of bacon one time that my grandfather was using to make the stuff and I was horrified that it was not, in fact, butter flavoring the bread.


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meisterdorf
meisterdorf
still plays with trains
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)

bacon is a food group all by itself...


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noss
noss
redheads not warheads
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)

1. There need to be way more bacon parties.

2. Someone needs to figure out how to combine alcohol and bacon in a palatable way. Then my world is complete.


EDIT: Oh dear God, I found it.

Edited at 2008-03-04 01:13 am (UTC)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)

HA - I was just replying to your comment with that link. :)


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dryad271
dryad271
nitemare hippie girl
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)

okay, YUM. God, I love gluten-free girl. She regularly makes me cry with her sappy entries about the Chef. :)


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sistermaryeris
sistermaryeris
Bake, Love, Kickbox.
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)

Bacon wrapped bacon in a bacon bowl?

Gawd.


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celibot
celibot
The Devil's Fluffer
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 10:09 am (UTC)

Let me get this straight. It is bacon, wrapped in another bacon.

That is so German. Land der Speck uber alles.


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yoopie
yoopie
Hi
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
Bacon Vodka

I think you could totally have a BACON party...complete with Vosges Bacon chocolate bar =)

Bacon Vodka

Makes up one pint

Fry up three strips of bacon
Add cooked bacon to a clean pint sized mason jar. Trim the ends of the bacon if they are too tall to fit in the jar. Or you could go hog wild and just pile in a bunch of fried up bacon scraps.
Optional: add crushed black peppercorns.
Fill the jar up with vodka. Cap and place in a dark cupboard for at least three weeks.(No need to refrigerate)
At the end of the three week resting period, place the bacon vodka in the freezer to solidify the fats. Strain out the fats through a coffee filter to yield a clear filtered pale yellow bacon vodka.
Decant into decorative bottles and enjoy.


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