Thursday, June 21, 2012
I need to talk to you. It's important. See that little jar of brown stuff up there? It is a revelation.
I know, when I saw it on a menu recently, I too thought, "What the hell???".
And so I ordered the bruschetta as well as the slider that it accompanied just to get to the bottom of this "bacon jam" mystery.
And I think I figured it out.
It's diabolically simple.
A perfect blend of caramelized onion and bacon.
Forget my last post about eating healthy. That carrot cake could have benefitted from a little
bacon jam, I'm sure.
But a better plan is to toast up some baguette, slather some of this on and maybe top with some chopped tomato.
Or better yet, make yourself a mini slider and you will realize that bacon jam is much friendlier than having to wrestle with those two slices of bacon that normally sit upon your burger. There will be no trying to ration a little bit of bacon for each bite of burger because, I tell you, bacon jam is a revelation.
It's as easy as this:
Onions. Maui Sweet onions if you're lucky, as I was to have my Chef friend gift me with two bags of. Slice them, chop some bacon, toss 'em together with some salt & pepper and let them do their thing slowly and relaxedly until they are brown and lovely. And make a lot. Like the whole pack of bacon and a ton of onions, because it's that good. Then right at the end, perhaps you should throw in a dash of brown sugar just for fun.
Let them cool a bit and then chop them up all together. It almost becomes tapenade-ish.
And then you really should build yourself (as my chef friend says with his Moroccan accent):
Oh. Yeah. Baby.
Posted by H at 9:18 PM