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Chris Baron
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Hi,
i didn't want to be off topic in the Omnivores Dilemma thread, so i post this here.

There are a lot bacon topics in the americaan internet/blogosphere recently.
People praise bacon, make weird things out of bacon. Bacon scented, bacon what not.
What's that hype? That can't be normal.

Or is it?
Or is it viral marketing of the American Bacon Association?
Or is there more about it? Like a hidden kind racism, that deliberately excludes members of religions who don't eat pork?

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Chris Baron
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Ok i'm ready now with my topic. I hit the sumbit button too early.
Looks nice, Bear. I like bacon, but what's all the fuss about it?
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Internet meme: bacon don't need no reason.
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Or is it maybe that people with their strange food taboos and allergies nerved so many people that it feels liberating to glorify bacon?
Oops. Crossposting. Again.
Richard Golebiowski
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Last night we had grilled albacore wrapped in bacon. Yum!
Today, maybe hot dogs!
Chris Baron
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Ok, so bacon just is. And it's good this way.

This spanish dish is bacon at its best:

[Courtesy: http://www.spanien.org]
Bacon-wrapped dates filled with an almond. Fan-tas-tic!

Janeice DelVecchio
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I made Bacon Rice Krispy Treats.

People made fun of them.... then took a bite. Four batches.... demolished.

Bacon is like meat candy.


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Chris Baron
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How do you baconize the Rice Krispies, Janeice?
Is it the breakfast "cereal" or do you make them yourself?
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Ahhh.....

http://ridiculousfoodsociety.blogspot.com/2008/11/bacon-rice-krispies-treats.html
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Cue Homer Simpson: Mmm, unexplained bacon.

Chris Baron wrote:Bacon-wrapped dates filled with an almond. Fan-tas-tic!

I agree, even without the almond.
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Thanks,
go for maximum crispospitude and crisposity

Lol, but
I used exactly the directions that come on the box.

Which box The Kellogs box?
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Yes, you mix in crushed really crispy bacon into the krispies before adding the marshmallow melty mix. Then you mold into the pan and wait for it to set up.

You will need more bacon than you think.



BTW, the Cheesecake Factory has bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese. Holy Crap.
Chris Baron
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Oh oh, marshmallow melty mix, Cheesecake Factory. Thanks, but you are overcharging me, i'm from Germany
Ok, marshmallow melty mix. I'm going to find out myself what that is and if it is available here.
Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese, you say? Holy Crap!!
Suddently i wonder how pear, goat cheese and bacon might taste...
cb
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The marshmallowy melty mix you make when you prepare the rice krispy treats..... I think it's marshmallow and butter and vanilla extract.... some people add stuff like peanut butter but I like the classic treats.

The recipe is on the side of the box of Rice Krispies. I can get it for you if you need it.

Chris Baron
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Janeice DelVecchio wrote:The marshmallowy melty mix you make when you prepare the rice krispy treats..... I think it's marshmallow and butter and vanilla extract.... some people add stuff like peanut butter but I like the classic treats.

The recipe is on the side of the box of Rice Krispies. I can get it for you if you need it.

That would be great, because i bet it's not on the German Box. I never heard of anything made from rice krispies, execpt the product you get from adding milk to them.
But really only if it is not too much hassle for you.

Thanks cb
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Chris Baron wrote:Suddently i wonder how pear, goat cheese and bacon might taste...

I'd venture divine.
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The combination should be great. I fantasized already how to get a neat canapé done with the bacon wrapping nice and crispy. But i haven't come to a conclusion yet. Maybe with mini pears or a bacon cone, somehow *meditate*
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One thing I've discovered with "wrapped with bacon" things... if you just wrap raw bacon around something, the bacon usually doesn't crisp up well. So I par-cook the bacon in the microwave until it's almost cooked, but still flexible. Then I wrap and bake whatever...
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Chris Baron wrote:
That would be great, because i bet it's not on the German Box. I never heard of anything made from rice krispies, execpt the product you get from adding milk to them.
But really only if it is not too much hassle for you.


Blaspheme!!!

You need to promise to make these.

Sorry, but I don't know metric conversions for cooking. I'm a stupid american.

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons butter or margarine. (use butter)
1 package (10ounces) regular marshmallows or 4 cups mini marshmallows (use fresh marshmallows!!!)
6 cups rice krispies (use the real ones, not knockoffs)

Directions:
Melt butter in a pan that can accommodate all ingredients
once butter is melted, add marshmallows and melt those too.
Once everything is melty, ooey, gooey, and sticky, remove from heat.
Mix rice krispies in. Time is a factor. The marshmallows will start to set up pretty quickly.
Press the sticky mess into a greased (well greased) pan (like a cake or brownie pan). Let it cool down. Kellogs says at least 15 minutes.

Best served at room temperature. You can keep em in a container on the counter for 2 days. You can freeze, but do yourself a favor and separate them with wax or parchment paper.

You can add lots of things to the rice krispies. M&Ms, chocolate bits, ummm... bacon, anything you might wanna mix in. Look on the interwebs for ideas.
Folks sometimes add chocolate or peanut butter to the marshmallows when they melt the stuff together.
You can drizzle chocolate, butterscotch, or other stuff on the top.

here's a link to one of my favorite cooking sites with pics and all:
http://www.cookingforengineers.com/recipe/104/Kelloggs-Rice-Krispies-Treats
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Internet meme: bacon don't need no reason.

I disagree. Humans have evolved to really crave two components/ingredients that are essential for health: Salt and Fat. Without them, we die.

Bacon delivers all salt and all fat with nearly nothing else. No balance of protein against fat/salt. It has very little starch, fiber, no vegetables, etc. Its the ideal food for what we want.
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Like I said, bacon don't need no reason! It's bacon!
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Re: Rice Krispie treats - it's usually about 40 standard size marshmallows - about 1 cubic inch. I once made home-made marshmallows and used those in my Rice Krispie treats. They were divine. oh, and I could have quoted that recipe from memory - who needs the stinkin' box? lol...

Re: Bacon.

We went to IHOP (a pancake breakfast restaurant). My daughter got the "Funny Face" pancakes, where they make a smiley face out of whipped cream on the pancakes. I don't remember why, but I scooped up a dollop of whipped cream on the end of my crispy bacon, and thought I had discovered manna from heaven. The combination of the salty bacon and sweet whipped cream was simply the most amazing thing I have ever eaten.


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I think overripe avocadoes taste a little like bacon. Does anyone else agree?
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One thing I've discovered with "wrapped with bacon" things... if you just wrap raw bacon around something, the bacon usually doesn't crisp up well. So I par-cook the bacon in the microwave until it's almost cooked, but still flexible. Then I wrap and bake whatever...


I'll have to try that next time I wrap something in bacon.
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Michael Matola wrote:I think overripe avocadoes taste a little like bacon. Does anyone else agree?


I never noticed that, but I do like bacon, avocado, and tomato sandwiches.
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Janeice DelVecchio wrote:
Blaspheme!!!

You need to promise to make these.

Sorry, but I don't know metric conversions for cooking. I'm a stupid american.

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons butter or margarine. (use butter)
1 package (10ounces) regular marshmallows or 4 cups mini marshmallows (use fresh marshmallows!!!)
6 cups rice krispies (use the real ones, not knockoffs)

Thanks a lot Janeice!
I think i have everything. 300g Rocky Mountain Marshmellow, Rice Krispies and Danish Bacon.
Today it's too late for experimental cooking but i'll let you know how it went
cb
Chris Baron
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Voilà,
my first Bacon Rice Krispies Treats. The borders are straight now. I had to eat the edges. How did that look?
They taste fantastic. Much less sweet than worried, super crunchy, nice bacon taste.
And surprisingly, a little hot. Maybe that comes from the Danish bacon.
Thanks for the recipe, Janeice, i'll definitively make them again soon!

Ps: if all those greenies knew that their müsli bars where made from marshmellows and rice krispies



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That looks bad, but I'm sure it tastes great!
Saturday, we are having a bacon themed house dinner. I'm making the Bacon Rice Krispy treats!
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