Bacon: A Love Story

By Heather Lauer

“[A] paean to pork.”

Boston Herald

 

A love letter to the “best meat ever,” Bacon, by unabashed bacon fanatic Heather Lauer, is a wondrous number of bacon bits—filled with enjoyable evidence, recipes, historical past, and smoked porcine worship. The Memphis advertisement Appeal says, “If you can also make it to the tip of this booklet with out yearning only a flavor of the savory stuff, then you’re most likely the world’s most powerful vegetarian.” Adoring, wonderful, and informative—sizzling with Lauer’s infectious ardour for her mouthwatering subject—Bacon is the subsequent smartest thing to bacon wrapped in bacon.

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Listed below are a number of extra recipes to get your early morning motor working. EGG CASSEROLE Egg Casserole performs an important position at Lauer family members gatherings. The author’s mom has been getting ready it for Christmas breakfast for many years, or even notwithstanding the writer isn't really a morning individual, the scent of frying bacon and Egg Casserole baking within the oven are the one issues that get her away from bed on Christmas morning. Egg Casserole particularly doesn’t want something to make it higher, yet bacon does upload a complete new point of pleasure to the event, if that’s even attainable. Egg Casserole is heavily that scrumptious, so be ready to slide right into a foodstuff coma after your 3rd serving and sleep your approach via to dinner. put on pants with an elastic waistband. You’ve been warned. SERVES four to six four tablespoons (½ stick) salted butter, melted, plus additional for the baking dish 6 slices sourdough bread, crust got rid of and cubed ½ pound Velveeta cheese, cubed three huge eggs, crushed 2 cups milk ½ teaspoon dry mustard Pinch of salt Pinch of pepper 10 slices bacon, lower into ½-inch items Butter an 8-inch sq. baking dish. Layer the bread and cheese within the baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk jointly the eggs, milk, melted butter, dry mustard, salt, and pepper. Pour the aggregate over the bread and cheese. disguise with plastic wrap and refrigerate in a single day. the subsequent morning, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Sprinkle the bacon excessive. Bake exposed for 1 hour. Serve whereas scorching and gooey. BACON BISCUITS This recipe is from Chef Greggory Hill, previously of the eating place David Greggory in Washington, DC. those biscuits will be eaten simply as they're, or according to Chef Hill’s suggestion, sliced open and packed with a number of strips of bacon. MAKES eight to ten BISCUITS 1/4 pound bacon, reduce into 1/2-inch items 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for the paintings floor half teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt half teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon energetic dry yeast 1 teaspoon flooring black pepper eight tablespoons (1 stick) butter, minimize into small cube and chilled 1/4 cup chilly water 1 cup buttermilk Nonstick cooking spray position a forged iron or different heavy skillet over medium warmth. cook dinner the bacon slowly, stirring sometimes to avoid sticking. as soon as the fats is rendered and the bacon is crispy, eliminate the bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel–lined plate. move the drippings to a box and reserve. Sift the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda right into a huge bowl. Stir within the yeast and black pepper. With a fork, mix within the butter and six tablespoons of the drippings until eventually the combination seems like coarse meal. Stir within the chilly water and buttermilk simply until eventually combined. Fold within the bacon. disguise the bowl with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and make allowance to upward thrust at room temperature for forty five mins to one hour. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. frivolously spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. flip the dough out of the bowl onto a flippantly floured paintings floor.

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