Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bacon Bash 2012...Dieter's Discretion is Advised

Bacon. Oh how I love thee, let me count the ways. I love you with my eggs, I love you deep fried, I love you covered in chocolate even when you make my bum wide.  Bacon. Oh, how I love thee.

Well as you can tell, this blog entry is about bacon!  I was inspired to blog about this because I was invited to a Bacon Bash by a friend of me named Becky.  She loves bacon more than anyone I know and to honor this food item that probably makes her go weak in the knees she held an adult only Bacon Bash at her home just hours after her 1 year old daughter's Yo Gabba Gabba birthday celebration.  It was her way of thanking her friends for being subjected to the likes of DJ Lance, Brobee, Toodee, Muno, Plex and Foofa for 3 hours.  But really I think it was just her excuse to have everyone show up at her house with a pack of bacon.  Those were the instructions but I decided that I would knock out my contribution ahead of time.  I decided on the way home that I would make bacon s'mores to go along with my chocolate covered bacon with sea salt and chocolate covered bacon with maple crystals.

The idea of the party was to come to her house and see all the different ways we could come up with to use the bacon.  When I showed up I realized with great delight and fake horror that they were deep frying the bacon! AWESOME!   I mean awful!!  Right?  Isn't that the politically correct thing to say? Anyhow, this is what we made and please note that all items were deep fried!  And we were all able to live with ourselves because we didn't each get our own dish but we made one helping and then we shared it.  The bacon filled evening was followed by a sweaty session of Dance Central.  Here it goes...The 3 previously mentioned items, bacon and cheese quesadilla, cheeseburger wrapped in a tortilla, wrapped in bacon and yes, deep fried, bacon fritters, bacon wrapped hot dogs and just plain bacon.  That's not so bad, right?  The next one will bring out even more bacon ridiculousness.  Well here are my recipes below.  As they say on Yo Gabba Gabba, "try it, you'll like it, try it, you'll like it."

Start with some thick cut bacon. Put it on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees until done.  You can also soak the skewers for at least 30 put the raw bacon on it and then bake. I baked mine first but next time I would skewer and then cook.  I lost a few pieces cooking it first because the bacon would break.

Spread with Marshmallow Fluff

Put graham crackers in a bag and crush with a bottle or rolling pin.

Sprinkle graham crackers onto Marshmallow Fluff (use parchment or wax paper to put it  on for easy removal).

Melt semi-sweet chocolate morsels in double boiler and spoon over fluff and crackers.

This is what it should look like.

While chocolate is still warm sprinkle with more graham cracker crumbles and put in refrigerator to set and chill.

I used a silicone brush to paint the dark chocolate onto the bacon and then sprinkled with sea salt on one and maple sugar crystals on the other.  Put in fridge to set and chill.

This is the what they look like after coming out of the "frig" and sitting on their platter for the drive to Becky's house.

Time to sample!!

Delish!!  Becky, the bacon addict, is the one holding the baby.

Deep fried bacon wrapped cheeseburger...make a cheeseburger, wrap it in a whole wheat tortilla, pin with toothpicks and wrap two slices of raw bacon around it.  Deep fry until bacon is crisp and the oil should be about 350 - 365 degrees.

Make your favorite pancake batter and add tons of chopped bacon, grab a tablespoon and drop into hot oil until browned.  Dip in hot maple syrup!

Just Bacon!!

These are the items I used so you know what to look for.  Now go grab a pack of bacon and have yourself a good time!


  1. Sweet Baby Jesus! That was a delicious night! You are so amazingly talented!