Posts Tagged 'snack'

And the winner is….BACON!

This has been a good week for bacon. First the announcement of the Bacon Scented Bacon Print Tuxedo and now this…the winner of the first ever Serious Eats Sweet Tweaks contest involves none other than bacon.

Behold…Bacon Carmel Popcorn

The contest was to use an existing carmel popcorn recipe and tweak it by using it as a topping or other component in a desert. The entries were voted on by users and wouldn’t you know…bacon prevails! The winning recipe involves a candied bacon topped with the delicious caramel popcorn once again proving that sweet and savory is the way to go.

Sandwhich sushi and other sushi dreams.

I was watching Conan O Brien the other night when domestic guru Martha Stewart herself came on. Now Im not usually much into her cooking, its a bit luncheon-on-the-estate-lawn for my taste, but she did mention a nifty little snack that reminded me of an idea Ive long had (I’ll get to that later in the blog).

behold, Sandwich Sushi!

The basic idea is to flatten a piece of bread and spread some sort of condiment inside and roll it up into a bite sized treat for kids (or adults like me who love bite sized finger foods). I imagine this would be great with peanut butter and celery or apples for a sweeter treat or hummus, sprouts and lemon chicken for something a bit more adult.

Now what this reminded me of was my dream that I have long had yet often been made fun of for…this dream is to one day open an all sushi roll inspired restraint. Of course it would have to have a horribly punny name like Way to Roll or Point of Nori Turn. But anyways, this place would sell only food rolled up like sushi and it would be awesome. Imagine, a Curry Roll having yellow curry potatoes and cauliflower wrapped in naan with a chutney dipping sauce…or chicken mole wrapped in a think home made corn tortilla. Of course the physics of wrapping foods and getting them to stay would take a while to master, but with much time and patience like a ninja, I could succeed.

I did once try making a Breakfast Sushi which was almost a success. I say almost because had I used wider strips of bacon, it wouldve been perfect. What I did was scramble some eggs and home fry some rosemary potatoes. Then I baked the bacon on a baking sheet in the oven (so that it would lay flat) until it was still soft, but cooked through. I spread the eggs an the bacon strips and placed a julienne potato in each, sprinkled a little cheese inside, rolled it up and set it to bake for a few more minutes. I then served it with a spicy hot ketchup sauce. Im going to continue experimenting with this recipe until I perfect it (next time Im going to fry the eggs with rice so they stick better). Once I have, you can be sure I’ll post up instructions.

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