Name one thing that really is better wrapped in bacon. : LUSENET : like sands : One Thread

Do you have an "everything's better wrapped in bacon" recipe?

Not that it really matters, since I'm a vegetarian...

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000


"Juicy" Carrot Sticks

--------- 1 bag of pre-sliced carrot sticks,

1lb package of bacon

1 box toothpicks ---------

1. Fry bacon to soggy consistency

2. Wrap carrot sticks with bacon

3. Hold in place with toothpick

Serves 20,

note: Provide heavily spiked punch or lots of Old Milwaukee Beer prior to serving

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Bacon is indeed the "meat of the gods," the most wondrous and delicate of all the meats, and surely the head of the table at the meat family christmas. I'm so glad Jenny has asked because I have spent years researching this very subject. I am not alone either, just ask any of the thousands of people who belong to the bacon of the month club. Bacon is the cured lining of a pig's stomach, an unlikely place for such a delicacy to be harvested, but a paradise against the odds - a paradise of taste. Pigs will eat just about anything, including garbage (most people know this just from watching cartoons), maybe that's what makes it taste so good and be so chewy. That's probably a big reason why bacon is so wonderful - it's so chewy that you get to experience that wonderful taste for so much longer than any of the other meat family members. I probably have a bacon dream about once a week, where I can almost smell the breakfast meats cooking upon waking in my bed. My mom used to cook extra thick slices of bacon and eggs when she wanted us up early on a weekend and canadian bacon for eggs bennedict when she wanted to do something a little out of the ordinary and special. But that's just part of the bacon story for me. The bacon stirs up many emotions for me, most (but not all) of them are pleasant, I look forward to hearing your experiences, I'm glad I could share.

Try this recipe at home;

Bacon Bowl

Take a stack (1 package) of ritz brand crackers and crumble into a mixing bowl. Stir in a half stick of unsalted butter. Take a crescent shaped 12" bake pan and coat with half the mixture (about 1/4"). Carefully layer into the pan a package of bacon (preferably thick cut country bacon), making sure to cover the entire surface of the pan. Sprinkle 1 12 oz. package of velveeta shredded cheese, again making sure to cover the entire surface of the pan. Now spread the remaining ritz cracker mixture on top of the cheese.

The Rest Is Up to You!

The bacon bowl serves as a great base for just about any type of food. Possibilities and popular favourites are sausge and ham casserole, or ham and veal if you want more meat variety, If you prefer a lighter main course to accompany the bacon base consider a vegetable meat medley.

It's been great chatting !

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Note that the drive-thru menu at Jack-In-The-Box reminds you of your option to "add bacon to any item" for a nominal fee. To fully appreciate how much everything is wrapped in bacon, order the Large Oreo Shake, extra bacon.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

My dad used to make little tubs of pate lined with bacon... yum.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Now now now...! I love grilling a small filet mignon wrapped in bacon... and i love eating handfuls of bacon bits from the jar...

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Two words: water chestnuts.

It's a family Christmas thing. Water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, then covered in brown sugar (and other stuff I'm forgetting) and baked. Damn fine stuff.


-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

It has to be said.................. bacon..................... wrapped in bacon. (an old family recipe)

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Hot Dogs. Grilled. Wrapped in bacon. You can even stuff them, yes, that's right---with cheese. A summer kid's treat.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

i know somthing that is better with not wrapped in bacon...but just let it be known that watching "the dukes of hazard" is a very positive and rewarding experience while gorging yourself on floppy greasy bacon...i find it double the fun when all the lights are out and im basking in the warm glow of the television...just watchin those duke boys outsmart ole boss hog and chowing the physique bacon provides in second to none

P.s. the residue left over from cooking a healthy pound of bacon makes for a hummdinger of a hair gel.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000


wraped in bacon and baked... smothered with a mayo/barbeque sauce... oh god they are awesome.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

OK, here is your mission. Try to find a food that does not go well with either bacon OR peanut butter. (Not both, that would be gross) The rules are it must be a food you would normally eat. It should not be a drink and you need to enjoy eating peanut butter and bacon(not together, see above). You have your mission, good luck. Apologies to the vegitarians. . .

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Jason, how about pickles? Nasty with peanut butter, nasty wrapped in bacon...

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Your mom is WAY BETTER wrapped in bacon.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Yo, Godzilla, my mom reads this, and you DON'T want to piss her off. She's a former elementary school principal!

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Hey, I'm just tryin' to take a position on the original premise- that everything tastes better wrapped in bacon. It does. Now, I may have used an extreme example there, for that I apologize, but sometimes you have to make your point dramatically if you want it to be heard. I would eat almost anything if it where wrapped in bacon: squash (which I hate), PVC pipe, my own lung, a baby deer- you name it. Bacon is outstanding. Hey, you asked.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Well, I was at a tiki bar, and we got this cheezy appetizer dish that was shaped like a volcano, and had a can of sterno in the middle or something. In any case, one of the appetizers on the plate was chunks of liver wrapped in bacon. Now I'm typically not a big fan of liver, but liver wrapped with bacon? Sure. I'm sure that if you wrap anything with enough bacon, it will impart the wonderfully salty taste of bacon to it, and with even more bacon, you can completely mask the flavor of the underlying substrate.
It's like when you have to give pills to pets, so you conceal them in food. My brother was sick a while ago, and screaming because he's too old for childrens medicine, but too young to swallow pills, which was the only cold medicine we had in the house. Had my parents wrapped the pills in bacon, I'm sure they would have gone down fine, but instead they just gave him pill after pill, that he would try to swallow, and then eventually spit out.
Hmmmm, I guess pills wrapped in bacon isn't really a very good recipe though. But if we continue on that line of thought, illicit drugs wrapped in bacon? I'm sure that a tray of hash brownies wrapped in bacon would get rid of the munchies before they even had a chance to take hold.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

You'd think that... I said that bacon makes everything taste better. It's doesn't necessarily solve all problems. That's what alcohol is for. After all, "Alcohol is the source of, and answer to all of life's problems," to quote Homer (Simpson, not that blabble mouth Greek). Therefor: bacon makes everything taste better, while alcohol creates and resolves all problems. Thus alcohol is the Prime Mover. Q.E.D.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Everything is better when wrapped in bacon, and breaded and deep-fried, too! :-)

In all seriousness, the best meatloaf I've ever had was a recipe from Cook's Illustrated which was - you guessed it - wrapped in bacon.


-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

To digress onto a path already indicated, pickles and peanut butter DO go together. Many years ago, from refrigerator leftovers, I invented for my visiting mother a lunchtime treat: a sandwich of peanut butter, mayonnaise, and sliced dill pickles on whole wheat. She did not complain. As a matter of fact, she said nothing, and never mentioned it thereafter. I thought it was delicious, and have since repeated it when no other ingredients were available.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

There was only one way to eat bacon growing up in my family. Wrapped in whipped butter. It seems more than a little unneccesary now, but at the time I loved it. As for pickles and bacon together, is any hamburger complete without the two?

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Did you ever make "Bacon Boats"? They are truly delicious and a lot of fun for families or individuals to make. And it's easy! You need:

2 Lbs. Bacon 1/2 lb. Marzipan cheese 1 lb. Ricotta cheese Low-salt Saltines

Cook the bacon until it's crispy. Let it cool. Now, using the Marzipan cheese as a caulking material, use the "planks" of bacon to consruct 5 weatherly vessels. Fun tip: Some people like to make a mast out of a toothpick and a leaf of cabbage. Next get a large bowl and fill it with the Ricotta. Now set sail for fine and fun dining! The combination of the Marzipan, Bacon and Ricotta is truly excellent, and the low-sodium Saltines refresh the palate between bites.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

OK, here's another one for the "tastes bad with peanut butter or pickles" challenge: lemon sorbet!

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Gee, I think the evidence is in. Everything 'is' better wrapped in bacon. Even Jesus, probably.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

...heh...I've seen that ad on TV too --- it made me laugh outloud --- it sounded like something I'd expect to see on the Simpsons [repleat with Homer going "Mmmmm, Baa-acon..."]

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Oh yeah. A BLT with hambergur dill chips. mmmmmm mmmmmm. The lemon sorbet is actually quite good with a sweet creamy peanut butter like Jif. Just as there are different types of wine, peanut butter comes in many shapes and sizes. Try it. Scoop some sorbet in aspoon and put a little sweet PB on the tip. Yummy.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

Jesus wrapped in bacon?!?!?!?!? Would that be Corpus Crispy?

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

You know, if those guys at the airport would only offer their holy books wrapped in bacon...hmmmm! I smell patents!

I never really liked bacon all that much, actually, but I think it looks cool. Whenever I go to Denny's with someone, I look at their bacon and it looks so good, I have to try some. But I never like it; I guess I just have to remind myself...

On the next Jerry Springer: Reverse Vampire KKK Incestuous Lesbians wrapped in bacon. Maybe the theory really is correct...

Nope. But I could see writing a thesis on it...

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

My arteries are clogging just reading the recipes in these posts! Oh, hell...I'll just make a BLT when I get home.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

I didn't read if anyone wrote about having a glass for drinks made out of bacon? That would give even water an interesting slant.

And for Jen, you can get soy/tofu bacon and rap your vegetarian food in that!

-- Anonymous, April 08, 2000

There's a hotdog stand in LA named "Pinks." I use to frequent that place to get the Bacon-Burrito-Dog. Flour tortilla, 2 grilled hotdogs, 2 slices of bacon, chili, cheese, all rolled up like a burrito. They are sooooo gooooood!!

-- Anonymous, April 08, 2000

Bacon Gum. Imagine the possibilities. Would it be made by Jimmy Dean or Bubblicious?

-- Anonymous, April 09, 2000

I think the very idea of soy/tofu bacon is deeply wrong.

-- Anonymous, April 16, 2000

"Baggis," a dish served on the chilly winter days from October to May in my family's hamlet by Loch Leverett. Gather together: 1 Sheep's stomach, fresh 4 dry quarts of barley, hulled 2 cups leeks, chopped 1 cup of local root vegetable or tuber 1/2 cup peppercorns 1 cup mutton fat, softened Spices and other ingredients to taste or by war-clan, and as space will allow 2 pounds bacon, cut in traditional "blindfold" strips Lightly fry the bacon and set aside, pouring off the fat to be used later. After lightly rinsing the inside of the stomach, melt half the fat and pour inside (through entry hole -- seal dorsal "devil's end"). Using a funnel, pour in the leeks, peppercorns, half the barley, and spices. Send wife outside with stomach, to swing it around (grasp by esophagus stump and keep bairns out of swing radii) and coat the inside of the organ with ingredients through centrifugal force. Pour in the bacon and swing again in counter direction. Pour in rest of mutton fat, vegetables, and remaining barley, and boil the stomach for 3+ hours. When ready, can be served "in the round," so that each feaster may cut off steaming cross-section wedges according to heartiness of appetite; with a proper fat/barley ratio, each slice will hold together like meatloaf or your finest continental quiche! Garnish with congealed bacon fat. As the elder says: "Eahded up, soan!"

-- Anonymous, April 26, 2000

Yes. Has anyone tried stuffing a turkey with ricotta cheese, mushrooms, olives, fully cooked sausage, fully cooked ham, crispy bacon, ranch or Italion flavored bread crumbs/croutons, and in this gooey mixture add a slight amount of liquid smoke, soy sauce, and a couple of raw eggs, green onions, red onions, chives, and for a slight twist which I have not tried yet, but I am going to on my next go'round. A honey mustard sauce. Now stuff all of this into all available cavities on your prized fowl, Yes, you dont have to start out in the big leagues with a turkey. You can practice with smaller types, game hens for example. Thats where I started. OK back to the recipe, now skewer the openings shut with metal skewers or tie them closed with a needle and thread. Next, for a big bird ,you'll want a couple of pounds of bacon brought to room tempreature so that it is pliable. Take the bacon and wrap it around the wings first starting from the body of the bird and going out. Next, repeat for drumsticks (legs). Now start laying bacon over the top of your bird (breast side up of course) Starting at the lower end of your bird and working your way to the top. I used to use toothpicks but now after going to enough garage sales, I use metal skewers to help hold some of the pieces of bacon in place. That way no one eats them and they don't get burned. OK you're just about ready to introduce this concoction to heat. Sprinkle some of your favorite seasoning salts and cracked peppers over all of that bacon wrapped bird. OK I mentioned heat, I have never done this in an conventional oven, only on a preheated charcoal bar-b-que with smoke chips. Pick your own flavor. I like hickory or mequite. (Remember to soak the chips in water first, then drain) I use warm water as I usually forget this step until it's too late. You are going to want a drip pan to go underneath your masterpiece to catch all of the drippings. And a metal baster equipped with a needle so you can draw up all of these succulent bacon and seasoning drippings. And then ever so gently, inject those juices under the skin of your prized fare. Juices can also be used for basting purposes. Well, good luck and enjoy. :)~

-- Anonymous, May 22, 2002


-- Anonymous, July 24, 2002


-- Anonymous, October 30, 2002

Pitted prunes stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon & grilled till crisp. Yum! Now if only someone can tell me if they're called ANGELS On Horseback, or DEVILS on Horseback? Can never ever, even if my life depended on it, remember!!!

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2002

Moderation questions? read the FAQ