A Big Bite a Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog sold by the 7 Eleven convenience store chain. I say for $1.99, how bad can it be? I might have to find out.
Ladies: imagine how the guys would flock to and hover about you if you smelled like freshly washed bacon! This Bacon Body Wash by novelty retailers Archie McPhee will make you smell like a delicious breakfast and sells for just $5.00 for 5 ounce bottle, at This Link!
Thanks to Ava Rave for the Image!
Hello and welcome back to another enlightening episode of Cooking With Gail, a post where I make a delicious dinner from stuff I already have in my house. Today we are making a super easy Pasta Carbonara featuring Jones Dairy Farm Cherrywood Smoked Bacon. Bacon is something I like to keep on hand when possible, and recently I was sent an assortment off tasty meats from Jones Dairy Farm, including several types of Sausage, Ham Steaks, Canadian Bacon and, of course, the Cherrywood Smoked Bacon pictured above. What I am trying to do is use these meats in ways that differ from the standard manner of just cooking them up for breakfast with a side of eggs. While Pasta Carbonara does include both Bacon and Eggs, you will be surprised at how fancy these ingredients can taste. Fancy!
What you will need to make Pasta Carbonara ala Gail for one is:
Three or more strips of raw bacon (I like to cut it in half for easier cooking)
One egg (beaten)
Margarine or butter
Pasta of your choice (I used spaghetti)
While the pasta cooks in boiling salted water, cut the bacon in half, if desired, and fry it up until crispy. Beat the egg well and set aside. Lay the cooked bacon on paper towels and then, when cool, break it up into smaller pieces.
You may be thinking that Bacon is Bacon, and that all Bacon is created equally delicious. I am here to tell you that this is not necessarily the case. Jones Diary Farm Cherrywood Smoked Bacon cooks up quickly and gets very crisp, because it has an excellent balance of fat to meat on each strip. I do not know if that is owed to their superior butchering technique, or if they have magic pigs, or what. I just know that when I say I like my bacon cooked until it is “stiff, like little boards,” this is what I am talking about.
Another stand out quality of Jones Dairy Farm Cherrywood Smoked Bacon is the slightly sweet taste that is infused in the meat from the mild Cherrywood smoke. The flavor is distinct and noticeable immediately on your fist bite. I really love it.
But let’s get back to the Carbonara Prep!
Return the cooked, drained pasta to the pan and add butter or margarine to taste, to add flavor and keep the noodles from sticking together. Next, add the beaten egg a little at a time, stirring well between each addition to blend and let the hot pasta cook the egg into a smooth, sauce-like consistency. In this case, it’s all in the wrist. At this point, you can add some grated Parmesan cheese, if you like. You are almost done, and ready to eat a delicious, home cooked meal!
Plate the Pasta and add crumbled Bacon on top! So easy, so quick and so darn good! Make sure you have a glass of your favorite red wind on hand to accompany this fine dinner!
Get more information about Jones Dairy Farm meats, get recipes and find out where to purchase them in your neighborhood, at This Link!
On Sunday, May 17th I attended the first annual Great Big Bacon Picnic, held out at the old Pfizer building in Williamsburg, where I ate Bacon until I wished to seen no more Bacon. It was a crazy fun time! My full report of the event complete with tons of pictures, is up now at Skulls and Bacon Dot Com. Please check it out and feel free to re-post and tweet the link to all of your Bacon Loving Friends!
What do you think comes out of this thing when you take a whack at it? Little bits of crispy bacon? Tiny pigs? What?
If you are going to make a 3D Print of a strip of Bacon, I think it should at least be cooked Bacon and not raw Bacon, as this 3D Model obviously is. But I am not complaining, Because, Bacon.
Photographed at the 3D Print Show in Manhattan.
The most exciting thing about being a fan of Bacon is that, just when you think every possible way to consume Bacon has been presented, someone does something new and mind blowing with the meat candy of foods, and the love affair is reborn! Like, who thinks of wrapping Oreo cookies in Bacon and frying them up in a pan? I want to meet the person who invited Fried Bacon-Wrapped Oreos, and shake his or her hand.
Here is the recipe, courtesy of Oh Bite It Dot Com:
Here is What You Will Need:
Bacon – thin sliced
Oil for frying – Canola Oil is Recommended
Wrap one Oreo with one slice of Bacon, making sure to cover as much area as possible as you wrap the cookie.
Next, secure the bacon by gently inserting a toothpick through the end of the bacon into the white filling part of the cookie. Your Cookies should look like this:
Fry them up a few at a time, until they’re evenly golden on all sides.
Eat While Warm! Enjoy!