Bacon Madness

Thanks to random net surfing, I’ve recently stumbled across some unexpected bacon products. The first is deep fried bacon, simply the thought of this mortifies me….. For $6 (US), it’s now possible to acquire deep fried bacon as an appetiser. Rashers of bacon, dipped in egg wash, dusted with flour and deep fried in vegetable oil….served with a suspicious looking white “gravy”.

Now don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against deep fried food. I really enjoy the crunch of a good hot chip/calamari ring /spring roll, or the barely there crispness of freshly cooked tempura batter. I even appreciate that as a cooking technique, while being energy dense, deep frying offers a method of keeping food moist while adding another dimension to texture and flavour.

Of course there are many things deep fried that I never would have thought of frying - I’ve eaten a deep fried Mars Bar (I quite liked it lol) and my Scottish friends once told me that back home it’s possible to get deep fried pizzas, but still, the idea of deep fried bacon doesn’t appeal to me…



Don’t be fooled by the shirt

A quote from the chef: “Just hearing about it makes your heart skip a beat”. An understatement, at best… Yes I could easily get started on the dangerous effects of this appetiser on the human cardiovascular system……

The second item is the world’s first bacon flavoured chocolate bar – Mo’s Bacon Bar. Apparently a hit with the British palate, the option of having chunks of smoked applewood bacon and salt in your milk chocolate is so appealing that the entire supply in the UK was sold out within the first 48 hrs….

I recall a Simpsons episode (yes this ramble is Deep), where Homer can’t comprehend that an assortment of meats (bacon, pork, ham, hot dog) come from the same animal “Oooo a Magical Animal”, and am reminded that pig meat, is indeed versatile.

I guess I really can’t pass judgment until I’ve personally tried it… To be honest I’ve eaten much weirder things before and if the opportunity presented, I’d definitely be up for at least a nibble. That being said, I won’t be going out of my way to find them.

7 comments:

Karen said...

I'd be happy to give deep-fried bacon a try! Not sure about bacon chocolate but I love bacon with maple syrup so yeah I'll give that a try too! Oh and pigs are magical :)

Reemski said...

I'm very curious about the chocolate!

FFichiban said...

Haha yeah if you look at supersizedmeals.com you will find baconized everything like the latest one is the turbaconducken ;)

haha I would give it a go and the white gravy looks like ranch sauce or something.

I read about the chocolate a while back and wanted to try hee hee yummm

Howard said...

I've had bacon flavour lollipops before! I actually quite liked it, went well with the Syrup lol

chocolatesuze said...

heh ive made deep-fried pizza before... soooo tasty and heart clogging haha i wouldnt mind trying the bacon chocolate i reckon itd be like eating salted caramels- salty sweet

Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

Mmmm bacon....

I've give them both a go. Artery clogging but oh so tasty :)

Hayley said...

Some other bacon-y products (some consumable, some not):

Bacon vodka: http://www.infusionsofgrandeur.net/2008/07/iiiits-bacon.html

Bacon bandaids: http://fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=2331&cat=311

Bacon dental floss: http://fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=3756&cat=311

Bacon mania!

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