Thursday, April 29, 2010

An ode to bacon

In honor of Bacon Camp (oh yes I did just say Bacon Camp), I thought I'd post a few nommy ideas for using bacon - and really, it's not like bacon needs any help at nomosity.  But, I noticed I reference prosciutto a lot in my recipes and wasn't giving bacon a fair shake - especially given how delicious it is. 

I had a pizza in our company cafeteria the other day that was pretty fab (oxymoron?), and it featured perfectly crispy bacon, thinly sliced red onion and fresh arugula lightly dressed in balsamic.  Divine.

MY dream pizza starts with a yummy creamy white sauce, gets topped by mozzarella and provolone, then sprinkled with balsamic onions and crispy bacon.  Maybe some fresh tomato.  Hell.  Yes.  BLT pizza!
I don't think you need a recipe for that though, so fend for yourselves.

Another thing I simply can't pass up (but do, all the time - man I hate calories) is baked potato soup - oh man, the potatoey creamy goodness with fresh green onions, stringy, melty cheese, and crispy bacon bits. . . Here is a Bob Evans sponsored recipe.  Please note that I have never heard of Bob Evans.

Of course I've shared my prosciutto wrapped asparagus, and this recipe can easily be made with bacon.  Probably even turkey bacon if you must.

And what about those angels on horseback?  No wait, seems that's oysters, and I don't dig oysters.  Maybe you do.  Is there a cute name for the bacon wrapped shrimp?  There should be.

Another delicious bacony treat - salads.  Yes really!  You can sub the pancetta in this recipe for bacon, or try one of my picnic faves.  And yes, I know there is mayo in it but I prefer not to talk about it.  You can even go South Beach on it if you'd like.  Well, South Beach-esque.

A new passion of mine that oddly enough - is entirely bacon free:

Purchase these.  You will thank me.  Also, THEY ARE VEGETARIAN.  So, go on, my Jewish and non meat eating friends that still remember the wonderful taste of bacon - indulge.

For the non-traditional bacon lover - a bacon cheeseburger cake perhaps?
My Burger Cake for My Recipe!

When all else fails - just fry it up or pop it in the oven for 20 minutes and crunch away.  Just, please - don't wear it.


Amanda said...

a friend was flipping through my phone last night and saw that picture of Q. They had no idea what to think.

I still lol.

Quinn said...

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp = Mermaids on Seahorses

Are you coming to camp?

Who is that sexy man in the bacon suit?