Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bacon!!!

The internet has some new found obsession with bacon, I think the bacon explosion may have given the movement momentum.  Neatorama even has a bacon section in their store

In the South it's always an obsession.  We use it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  We even use it for our vegetables and the bacon grease is as valuable as the bacon itself. 

The other day on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives I saw two things I love melded into one.  Bacon infused bourbon.  Oh yes, tis true....it exists.  Not only that but you can make your own!

Basically you cook 4 or 5 strips of bacon and drain the fat off to cool to near room temperature.  Then take a 750ml bottle of bourbon, pour the bacon grease in and let it sit.  I've seen times for as little as a few hours and as much as 48, so you make the call.  Then you put it in an ice bath or in the freezer to let the fat rise to the top and solidify.  Strain off the fat and viola, Bacon-Boubon.  Wow!

Here's an article from New York Magazine which includes the recipe from PDT


What's your favorite thing to do with bacon or some other smoked/cured meat?  Do you have recipes to share?  Post any and all in the comments!

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4 comments:

Amber Goodwin said...

Have you ever seen the you tube clip of the little boy on the show "wife swap" that is screaming at the new mom. "Bacon is good for me!" If not, you should check it out! Worth a good chuckle!

And, by George, when you make this bacon infused bourbon, I better get a call and you better be ready to share!

Drew said...

"Bacon is good for me!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T_obaO46Bo

Funny stuff. Thanks Amber.

I'll be infusing some bourbon in the near future fo' sho and I may share.

Amber Goodwin said...

Forgot to tell you my favorite thing to do with Bacon....

Take wiennies, cut them into 4 peices, wrap a peice of very slightly cooked (still very limp) bacon around each piece, stick a toothpick through to hold it in place, throw them all in a crock pot, pour a bag of brown sugar over them and let it all melt and simmer for a while! Gooooood stuff!

Jenny Marini said...

If you love chocolate and bacon you should try them together! It's sweet, salty and crispy! Check it out on our website, www.mariniscandies.com