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The Bacon Explosion…Mmmm, Bacon.

06 Feb
The Fruit of Life
The Fruit of Life

God Bless the caveman who figured out how to cut wild boar fat into small strips and cook it over the campfire.  Without it, we would not have the carniverous goodness that is quickly making a comeback.

One of the compatibility criteria that both Mr. D and I considered when looking for a mate was the common adoration of bacon.  I was quite concerned to find that Mr. D was a fitness freak.  However, he has one, pathetic food vice.  That, which is BACON.

Thank goodness, as I have a definite aff-FECK-shun for pork bellies.  But, even this Bacon Conessieur was taken aback on my first vacation with “the family” when we showed up for the breakfast buffet.  The equivalent of a 4-H prize hog was scarfed up in the matter of ten minutes. 

“My kind of people”, I remember thinking.

For Cajuns, bacon is revered right up there with such culinary shangra la as crawfish, onions, garlic and beer.  Through the years, we’ve enjoyed bacon-wrapped Oysters, Shrimp, Scallops, Redfish, Asparagus, Brussel Sprouts, and String Beans, among others.

Many of the specialty meat providers in South Louisiana have made “bacon-wrapped”, a staple of their offering.  Recently, bacon-wrapped boneless chicken breasts have made the “gotta get it” list.  

No doubt, some forward-thinking Cajun tried this:

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But nothing prepared me for the bacon rapture of the Bacon Explosion, as extolled by the NY Times.  If this is not pork per-FECK-shun, I don’t know what is.

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YouTube has plenty of examples, but I think this one  is my favorite. 

Weeee, doggy. 

Can’t wait to break out this recipe.  But, perhaps in the true Cajun tradition, I will put a little twist to it by substituting BOUDIN for the italian sausage. 

For now, I’m off to make some BLTs for supper.

  Piggies, The Beatles

 

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8 responses to “The Bacon Explosion…Mmmm, Bacon.

  1. huckleberryfriend

    February 6, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    And I thought you were talking about Congress and those lovely ladies from Maine.

     
  2. music maven

    February 6, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    BWAHAHAHA! I suppose there’s some freudian correlation, but I was just really craving some bacon.

    I want to invent the bacon fragranced candle. I think I could retire on that one.

     
  3. wompuss

    February 7, 2009 at 7:45 am

    I have achieved nirvana…..

     
  4. music maven

    February 7, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Womp to the puss!!! Great to “see” you!! Hope all is well, darlin’.

     
  5. shrewspeaks

    February 8, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    I am frightened.

    WOMP! We were just talking good things about yourself the other day. How are all things wompyness?

     
  6. marymagdalene

    February 8, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    When I saw this, I was not sure if there was going to be a discussion about “The Bacon Brothers”, a music duo featuring Kevin Bacon and his brother, of whom I have forgotten his name…

     
  7. huckleberryfriend

    February 10, 2009 at 9:23 am

    MM – I just saw a new (to me) concoction. A turducken wrapped in bacon – a turbaconducken. http://nycfoodguy.com/2008/11/27/nyc-food-guy-says-happy-thanksgiving-eat-turbaconducken/

     
  8. Bacon Explosion

    May 5, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Einfach einzigartig der Bacon Explosion!

     

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