I had some leftovers I needed to be rid of. Naturally I decided to get rid of it alongside some bacon. Looking over my ingredients, I saw a flartbread, a marinara sauce, and a sausage - and I knew I needed to whip up some improvised pizza.
What I used (feel free to substitute/improvise)
- 2 pitas, Greek-style (pocketless)
- A couple spoonfuls of Ragu
- 4 slices of kielbasa sausage
- 2 slices of bacon
- A handful of scallions, chopped
- A sprinkle of parmesan cheese (However, I would recommend a different cheese, like mozzarella)
- A pinch of garlic
1. Fry bacon and kielbasa in a pan or skillet to preferred doneness.
2. Fry pitas on one side, in the bacon grease, for about 1 minute.
3. Flip pitas over. Spread Ragu on top of pitas while the bottoms cook.
4. Sprinkle cheese on top of Ragu. Add bacon and kelbasa.
5. Fry scallions for 30 seconds in greasiest corner of the pan, then spread on pitas.
6. Sprinkle more cheese, as well as a pinch of garlic, on each pita.
7. Wait until cheese has melted (if applicable), then turn off heat and serve.
Delicious! I was impressed with this one. I believe any flatbread + tomato sauce + meat + cheese coimbination will yield similarly magnificent results. The bacon is not the highlight of the dish, and indeed isn't wholly necessary, but the grease allows for a sizzling preparation that can never go wrong.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
My first experiment was to combine bacon with bananas. The result is a dish that I have dubbed "Baconana".
What you need
- Bananas, peeled
- 2 strips of bacon per banana (maple bacon preferred)
- Skillet, griddle, or frying pan
1. Lightly fry bacon on one side.
2. Wrap bacon around bananas, uncooked side facing out. One banana should be large enough for 2 pieces of bacon. If you like, cut bananas in half first.
3. Fry bacon-wrapped bananas to taste.
Delicious. Bacon makes bananas good. Makes a good breakfast side dish for pancakes, or a good dessert. Warning: Greasy.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Bacon! Who doesn't love bacon? That's a good question. Let me think...
- Health nuts
- Pork phobics
- Sad, soulless husks of people, the kind of people who hate music and would shudder at the sound of a baby's laughter
But there is a better question I should be asking. How many foods TASTE BAD WITH BACON?
That's the list. I can't think of any foods. I am going to have to make this an official hypothesis:
No food cannot be made delicious, or more delicious, by either frying it with, or (in the case it cannot be fried) eating it with, bacon.
My mission, therefore, is as follows:
Test a number of different foods for bacon compatability. Exclude no seemingly inappropriate option. Document all progress.
Foods to test:
- Brussels sprouts (done)
- Bananas (done)
- Ice cream
- Random leftovers (ongoing)
I need more ideas for foods, so feel free to suggest some. In the meantime, expect updates detailing my various bacon creations!