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May 3, 2012 09:36 PM

Bacony Question


A chef friend just gave me 3/4 pound of bacon he made himself. It looks a-ma-zing. Lean, luscious.

What should I make with it?

Would like to make something I can give back to him. Maybe some chocolate-covered bacon candy.

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  1. That sounds fantastic. But I almost wonder if you should keep it on its own so you can enjoy it! Maybe cook one strip and taste it and let us know how it is. Maybe it;s the best bacon ever on its own. Maybe it needs sweetness so we can help you candy it. Maybe it needs salt so dark chocolate with sea salt is the way to go. Plus it gives you an excuse to eat a slice of bacon, so....

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    1. re: katecm

      And indeed, I did just that! I made several strips on their own. One in a pan which I had with eggs that I fried in the rendered bacon fat; then I cooked several in the oven, sone of which I ate as is and some I coated in chocolate. I made some into "pig candy" (roast with brown sugar coating). And some I cooked with grilled shrimp, parsley, butter.

      It was a good weekend!

    2. Heck with that! Get the eggs out. Have a nice breakfast and see if you still want to do anything else with it. You probably won't even want to share it.

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      1. re: Hank Hanover

        You're right, I did just as you said (see reply to Katecm). And I did not want to share but I did give some chocolate covered bacon back to the person who gave me the bacon.

        One must maintain bacon karma.