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National Bacon Day

donmdonm Posts: 8,358 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

I, for one, love bacon. With eggs, without eggs, in a BLT, in a burger, even in a quiche when feeling fancy. For health reasons, I've taken to turkey bacon but it's definitely not the same. Some times I just need the real thing.

In case anyone overindulges in bacon today, it's also National Bicarbonate Of Soda Day. I can think of a few coaches who may be imbibing some of this today. Some rough bowl games.

Comments

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    For real. Wife just cooked whole pack before leaving on shopping trip. I think I can eat entire pack, but will share with daughter

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,738 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I shall celebrate the day by pairing with venison backstrap.

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,358 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Bankwalker said:
    I shall celebrate the day by pairing with venison backstrap.

    ooh, very nice.

  • ColumboColumbo Posts: 193 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I just saw a chef on TV who had prepared chocolate covered bacon with powdered sugar.

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,358 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Columbo said:
    I just saw a chef on TV who had prepared chocolate covered bacon with powdered sugar.

    That's some serious cookin' there.

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Columbo said:
    I just saw a chef on TV who had prepared chocolate covered bacon with powdered sugar.

    I have tried that at a wedding reception minus the powdered sugar. Was good. Thought it was bbqed bacon though

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 12,156 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    This seems like a deliberate slap in the face to sausage, especially the little hot link variety.....that is all.

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,358 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @WCDawg said:
    This seems like a deliberate slap in the face to sausage, especially the little hot link variety.....that is all.

    size matters.

  • DirtDawgDirtDawg Posts: 334 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I cook it on the grill over indirect heat when I can. The family loves it.

    Also, every day should be bacon day.

  • Casanova_FlatulenceCasanova_Flatulence Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'm celebrating today with some Whole Foods thick cut Black Forrest bacon. It's really good!

  • CatfishCatfish Posts: 848 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Wife has been doing Keto for about a year now. Lots of real bacon. We like bacon. I also use bacon with venison recipes, try fresh tenderloin with an additional 50% by weight chopped bacon or country ham and a good sweet onion, cook low and slow. Mmmmm.

  • Dawgsince76Dawgsince76 Posts: 361 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Ill have to get into some of my bacon infused bourbon this evening

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 2,804 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Wooohoooo bros. Love this day! Going to grill ups some bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños I’m honor of this day

  • allywallyw Posts: 271 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

  • DirtDawgDirtDawg Posts: 334 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @allyw said:
    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

    I can never get the bacon done enough without cooking the shrimp too much. What's the secret?

  • allywallyw Posts: 271 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Not sure, @DirtDawg.

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 2,804 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @DirtDawg said:

    @allyw said:
    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

    I can never get the bacon done enough without cooking the shrimp too much. What's the secret?

    Cook the shrimp somewhat first and then wrap finish on a high heat

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,738 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @JRT812 said:

    @DirtDawg said:

    @allyw said:
    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

    I can never get the bacon done enough without cooking the shrimp too much. What's the secret?

    Cook the shrimp somewhat first and then wrap finish on a high heat

    Opposite. Pre-cook the bacon.

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,358 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Bankwalker said:

    @JRT812 said:

    @DirtDawg said:

    @allyw said:
    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

    I can never get the bacon done enough without cooking the shrimp too much. What's the secret?

    Cook the shrimp somewhat first and then wrap finish on a high heat

    Opposite. Pre-cook the bacon.

    Have never cooked this dish but I'd go with option # 2 - pe-cook the bacon and let it finish with the shrimp.

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 2,804 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Bankwalker said:

    @JRT812 said:

    @DirtDawg said:

    @allyw said:
    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

    I can never get the bacon done enough without cooking the shrimp too much. What's the secret?

    Cook the shrimp somewhat first and then wrap finish on a high heat

    Opposite. Pre-cook the bacon.

    Guess whatever works to get the end result that is desired

  • CatfishCatfish Posts: 848 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @donm said:

    @Bankwalker said:

    @JRT812 said:

    @DirtDawg said:

    @allyw said:
    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

    I can never get the bacon done enough without cooking the shrimp too much. What's the secret?

    Cook the shrimp somewhat first and then wrap finish on a high heat

    Opposite. Pre-cook the bacon.

    Have never cooked this dish but I'd go with option # 2 - pe-cook the bacon and let it finish with the shrimp.

    Also, use the largest shrimp you can find. Chill them and then wrap with pre warmed/cooked 🥓 just before grilling/broiling. Mmmmm.

  • DirtDawgDirtDawg Posts: 334 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @Catfish said:

    @donm said:

    @Bankwalker said:

    @JRT812 said:

    @DirtDawg said:

    @allyw said:
    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

    I can never get the bacon done enough without cooking the shrimp too much. What's the secret?

    Cook the shrimp somewhat first and then wrap finish on a high heat

    Opposite. Pre-cook the bacon.

    Have never cooked this dish but I'd go with option # 2 - pe-cook the bacon and let it finish with the shrimp.

    Also, use the largest shrimp you can find. Chill them and then wrap with pre warmed/cooked 🥓 just before grilling/broiling. Mmmmm.

    I'll give this a shot as soon as possible. Thanks!

  • allywallyw Posts: 271 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @DirtDawg you have to report back on how well it works!

  • DirtDawgDirtDawg Posts: 334 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @allyw I've actually had good luck using prosciutto ham instead of bacon.

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