August 19th, 2016


Bacon Candy

Okay, this insanity has evolved well enough that it's worth posting.

Mara turned me on to Slow-Cooked Bacon a few years ago, and I've extolled its virtues before -- I call it "Bacon Candy", and often keep some in the fridge for snacking and ingredients.

But a couple of months ago, I woke up one morning with the combined flavors of bacon and Korean Hot Sauce in my mouth, and had a sudden epiphany. Slow-cooked bacon is *basically* jerky, and most people don't make jerky plain -- they add flavors! So what flavors would work on bacon?

I've been experimenting for a couple of months now: I've been through four experimental batches, with a wide variety of flavorings, experimenting with time and temp (which turns out to be critical for these flavored versions). I'm still experimenting actively, but am finally getting to the point where I have half a dozen variants that are working pretty well. So I added the concept of "Variations" to my Querki Recipes Space, and have written up the master recipe, with the Variations that are working reasonably well at the bottom.

Obviously this is trafe-tastic, so not relevant to anybody keeping kosher, but the bacon fans in the audience may want to check it out...