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I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« on: December 04, 2010, 12:16:03 PM »
 I made THE BEST side dish last night, with bacon. I could have rolled naked in a large pan of the stuff.

1# bacon, fried, and chunked
1# potatos, shreadded
1# sharp cheddar, shreadded
8 eggs beaten
salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder to your taste


Mix it all up in a bowl, put in a baking dish, and bake at 350* for an hour.  It was AWESOME!!!

   Next time, I'm going to add some butter, and go 50/50 sharp cheddar, and havarti.
 
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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 12:43:01 PM »
This is what I had with lunch today:

Two strips thick center-cut bacon chopped
Two slices yellow onion diced
One package of pre washed fresh spinach
Salt and pepper to taste
Large skillet on med-low heat

Render bacon until crispy and remove from skillet. Drain all but a 2 tsp of the fat and add onions and saute until translucent. Add spinach, s&p and bacon and wilt. This takes all of 30 seconds turning with tongs.

Remove from pan and serve. I used the mixture to top roasted pork sandwiches. Yummy.

Yes. Let's talk bacon, again.
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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 12:50:31 PM »
I love bacon as much as the next guy, but only from happy pigs. Look in to how most is produced and see how much you like it then. My .02

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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 12:53:53 PM »
I love bacon as much as the next guy, but only from happy pigs. Look in to how most is produced and see how much you like it then. My .02


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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010, 01:18:03 PM »
I love bacon as much as the next guy, but only from happy pigs. Look in to how most is produced and see how much you like it then. My .02


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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2010, 01:27:45 PM »
Don't get me wrong here, I eat meat every day. Just mindful of where it comes from.
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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2010, 01:30:40 PM »
CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!!  ;D
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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2010, 01:33:56 PM »
Oh man, right there with ya on the free range. A little more money but worth it. The animals live better lives and you can taste it when it comes to an end.

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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2010, 09:03:58 AM »
My arteries clog up just looking at that recipe, Weaze! ;)
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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2010, 09:12:05 AM »
That's not a recipe!  That's a medical prescription for low blood pressure!   ;D

Last night I made up a mezze platter (cheese, crackers, olives, pickles, ajvar, cucumber, etc) with some cured/smoked beef bacon...like slanina, not really cooked, but cured and smoked.  It was fantastic (I prefer to to slanina!). 


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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2010, 10:46:56 AM »
I made THE BEST side dish last night, with bacon. I could have rolled naked in a large pan of the stuff.

1# bacon, fried, and chunked
1# potatos, shreadded
1# sharp cheddar, shreadded
8 eggs beaten
salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder to your taste


Mix it all up in a bowl, put in a baking dish, and bake at 350* for an hour.  It was AWESOME!!!
That used to be one of my standard work recipes when I was stuck at drilling rigs for days at a time.  I didn't get to drink beer with it though.
I had an employee who made a slightly different meal like this.
Take 2 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage and make a patty.  Start frying it, in the meantime put a roll of Pillsbury biscuits in the oven on a round pie plate.  When the biscuits and sausage are done, place the sausage patty on top of the biscuits.  Fry one dozen eggs sunny side up in the sausage grease.  Place the eggs on top of the sausage, cover with green chile and grated cheese and bake just long enough to melt the cheese.
Then sit there and eat the entire pile in 10 minutes.  Sadly this guy died of a heart attack around age 50.  This is a true story, I watched him do it twice, then I learned to not show up at his rig until halfway between breakfast and lunch.

   Next time, I'm going to add some butter, and go 50/50 sharp cheddar, and havarti.
 
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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2010, 08:18:17 PM »
I made THE BEST side dish last night, with bacon. I could have rolled naked in a large pan of the stuff.

1# bacon, fried, and chunked
1# potatos, shreadded
1# sharp cheddar, shreadded
8 eggs beaten
salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder to your taste


Mix it all up in a bowl, put in a baking dish, and bake at 350* for an hour.  It was AWESOME!!!

   Next time, I'm going to add some butter, and go 50/50 sharp cheddar, and havarti.
 

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But if it were me I'd use fresh garlic, onions and bell peppers sweated down a bit.

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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2010, 09:10:06 PM »


Yowza!  You gotta die of something!  Go out happy!!


One of mu buddies out here is an older guy, 70 something. Coolest guy I ever met. His motto is "Eat what you want, and die when you should. "  ;D
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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2010, 10:03:32 PM »
Don't get me wrong here, I eat meat every day. Just mindful of where it comes from.

Yup, I always get mine from Costco.

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Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2010, 03:21:58 AM »
Had this while in Brussels:



It's a Veal meatlof studded with loads of lardons, which are matchstick-cut thick slices of bacon. They were EVERYWHERE. The sauce is a roux from the bacon fat which uses Orval instead of milk.
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