some holiday things to discuss:
1. fried spuds! latke overdose.
2. darling father busting out jager shots at hannukkah dinner.
it's a rare day when i wear a dress. not that i don't want to be a dress wearing being. i put that dress on, look in the mirror, look like a fool, and then change back into my go-to pants and loopy scarf.
BUt but!..i got a dress, a lovely present it is. and dammit i am going to wear this dress. and people are going to call me out on looking girlie and want to pat me on the head.
4. christmas eve dinner at mb post. a kick butt meal. i strongly advise you eat here one fine day. butterscotch roasted carrots! bacon cheddar biscuits with maple butter! spooning truffle honey into my face!
mb post, you do porky things some major justice.
and now i can't seem to get bacon off the brain. i should make something that will allow me to put bacon in everything and on everything.
let's play the game good jew bad jew. tomorrow i will be good jew.
but today, Bacon. Jam.
put it on biscuits and breads. in your healthy bowls of vegetables. on scallops. in your cereal.
put it on really everything.
your toes? alright fine, you fetish weirdo. no judgements in the presence of bacon.
if you want any man to love and appreciate you extra today, present him with a jar of this bacon crack.
here you see it slathered on warm baguette with arugula and slices of pear.
ooh yes. gimme you.
one fingerful of bacon jam and i'm glad to play the role of bad jew for the rest of time.
adapted ever so slightly from spoonforkbacon. i think they're blog just totally rocks it.
1 lb applewood smoked bacon
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 tbsp light brown sugar
1 shallot, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves
1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp ancho chili powder
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup sweet bourbon or brandy, i used a little of both
2/3 cup strong brewed coffee
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp adobo sauce, from chipotles in adobo
1 tbsp sriracha
salt and pepper to taste
fry up bacon on medium high heat for 6-8 minutes. remove with slotted spoons and set aside.
drain all but 1 tbsp bacon fat from the pot, add butter and melt. add onion, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. add shallot, garlic, and spices and saute for an additional 3-5 minutes. season with pepper. return the bacon to the pot and stir.
pour the bourbon/brandy into the bacon mixture and cook the liquid down for about 3-4 minutes.
add the remaining ingredients, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for around 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
remove mixture from heat and allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
skim off any fat/grease that has formed at the top and discard. pour the mixture into a food processor and process until desired consistency is achieved.