Sunday, May 29, 2016


Serves: 8

3 slices bacon
½ cup flour
salt and pepper
2 teaspoon herbes de provence
1½ - 2 lbs. chicken thighs with skin
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
2 shallots, thinly sliced
½ cup dry white wine
1 cup chicken stock
dried or fresh parsley for topping

BACON: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat a large ovenproof Dutch oven or cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Cut the bacon into small pieces and fry for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside, leaving the hot bacon grease in the pan (turn down the heat while prepping the chicken).

CHICKEN: Mix the flour with salt and pepper and the herbes de provence. Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour mixture and transfer to the hot pan. Pan-fry the chicken for a few minutes on each side, until golden brown (but not cooked through). Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside on plate.

SHALLOTS: Add the shallots to the pan with the olive oil. Saute for 5-10 minutes, until softened and fragrant and golden brown. Add the wine slowly, stirring to get all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken stock and let everything cook until it reduces slightly, about 5-10 minutes.

BAKE: Add the chicken and bacon back to the pan and bake for 40 minutes, stopping ever 10 or 15 minutes to baste the chicken with the pan sauce. Remove from oven when the chicken skin is crispy and the chicken is fully cooked. Skim the oil off the top of the sauce if you want (see notes) and serve with bread to soak it all up.

bacon recipe source: Lindsay Ostrom, Pinch of Yum (@pinchofyum), February 9, 2015

Saturday, May 28, 2016


Servings: 6

10 medium ears of corn, shucked
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 ounces lean bacon, finely diced (1/2 cup)
1 celery rib, finely diced
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1/2 cup finely diced yellow bell pepper
3 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Kosher salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup sour cream
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus cilantro leaves, for garnish
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Freshly ground white pepper

Set a box grater in a wide, shallow bowl and coarsely grate 6 ears of corn; you should have 2 cups of grated corn. Cut the kernels from the remaining 4 ears; you should have 2 cups of kernels.

In a large saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the bacon, celery, onion and yellow pepper, cover and cook over low heat, stirring a few times, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the grated corn, the milk and 1 cup of the heavy cream and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to moderately low and simmer, stirring often, until the soup is thickened, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and the cayenne pepper and keep warm.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil until shimmering. Add the corn kernels to the skillet and cook over moderately high heat, stirring a few times, until they are lightly browned, about 7 minutes. Season with salt. Stir the cooked corn kernels into the soup and keep warm.

In a blender, whip the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream to soft peaks, about 20 seconds. Add the sour cream, jalapeño, chopped cilantro and lemon juice and blend until thick. Season with salt and white pepper.

Ladle the soup into bowls, top with spoonfuls of jalapeño crema and cilantro leaves and serve at once.

bacon recipe source: Wolfgang Puck, Food & Wine, August 2007

Friday, May 27, 2016


 8 servings

6 slices bacon

1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

1/2 cup sugar

5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

4 assorted apples (such as McIntosh and Granny Smith)

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 large egg, beaten

Maple syrup, for brushing

Make the crust: Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until golden but still soft, about 6 minutes; remove to paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the drippings in a small bowl; refrigerate until cold, about 15 minutes.

Pulse 2 slices of the bacon in a food processor until finely ground. Add 1 1/2 cups flour and 2 tablespoons sugar and pulse to combine. Add the chilled bacon drippings and pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture looks like coarse meal with some pea-size pieces. Drizzle in 4 tablespoons cold water and pulse until the dough just comes together. Turn out onto a piece of plastic wrap; use the plastic to help form the dough into a disk. Wrap and chill until firm, at least 1 hour.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the dough into a 13-inch round between 2 sheets of lightly floured parchment. Peel off the top sheet of parchment, then invert the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Peel off the sheet of parchment. Refrigerate the dough until ready to use.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Make the filling: Peel the apples and slice 1/4 inch thick. Toss with the lemon juice, cinnamon, 3 tablespoons sugar and the remaining 1 tablespoon flour in a large bowl. Arrange the apples in the center of the dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold the edge of the dough over the filling, pleating as needed. Cut the remaining 4 slices bacon into bite-size pieces and sprinkle over the filling.

Brush the crust with the egg and sprinkle the remaining 3 tablespoons sugar over the whole galette. Bake until the apples are tender and the crust is golden brown, about 50 minutes. (Tent loosely with foil if the filling gets too brown.) Remove from the oven and brush the filling with maple syrup while still hot. Transfer to a rack to cool slightly before serving.

bacon recipe source: Food Network Kitchen/Food Network Magazine

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Serves 4

cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
4 mahi-mahi fillets (or other meaty fish, such as swordfish), skin on, each about 8 ounces, 1 inch thick
vegetable oil for brushing cooking grate
8 slices bread, each 1/2 -inch thick
4 romaine lettuce leaves
8 slices tomato

Prepare a charcoal fire, medium hot.

In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, onion, lime juice, paprika and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Cook bacon until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to paper towels and drain.

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, chili powder and garlic. Brush this mixture on the flesh side on the fillets. Lightly brush the cooking grate with vegetable oil. Place the fillets, flesh side down, directly over medium heat and grill, turning once, until flesh is opaque, 10 to 13 minutes. Remove skin before serving.

When the fish is almost cooked, grill the bread directly over medium heat, until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes a side. Evenly spread one side of the bread with the refrigerated mayonnaise mixture.

To build each sandwich, start with a slice of toasted bread, a lettuce leaf, two tomato slices, 2 half slices of bacon, the fillet, then the other slice of toasted bread.

bacon recipe source: Rob Kasper, "Gone fishing for a good grilled sandwich," The Baltimore Sun, September 12, 1999; Weber's Art of the Grill: Recipes for Outdoor Living, by Jamie Purviance (Chronicle Books, 1999)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Serves 6

2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves of minced garlic
2 tablespoons of flour of your choice
1 cup milk (can use heavy cream for thicker sauce)
8 ounces shredded white cheddar
4 slices bacon diced and cooked
4 ounces diced jalapeños
1 pound hominy

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In medium size saucepan melt the butter. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.

Stir in the flour stirring constantly until combined keeping the burner on low heat. This will create a thick paste. Continue stirring for 3 minutes.

Add in the milk or cream, whisking to combine, increase to medium heat. Stir frequently for 4-5 minutes until thick.

Add in the cheese slowly while stirring. Reduce to low heat. Stir until the cheese is melted.

Add the hominy into the saucepan to mix with the sauce. Add in the diced jalapeño and diced cooked bacon. Transfer to quart size baking dish. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes.

Serve warm and enjoy!

bacon recipe source: Serene, House of Yumm (@houseofyumm), February 19, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


2 servings

½ pack mizuna
1 clove garlic
1 or 2 slices bacon
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ teaspoon soup stock granules☆
salt to taste☆
a pinch of black pepper☆

Roughly cut the mizuna. Spread vegetable oil in a pan, add minced garlic and fry the roughly cut bacon until crispy. Add the mizuna and fry. Adjust the flavor with the ingredients marked ☆, and it's done. You don't have to use salt. If you want to use more, please do so.

bacon recipe source: Washoku.Guide (@washokuguide)

Monday, May 23, 2016


Yield: Serves 6-8

4 ounces bacon, ½-inch-diced (4-5 slices)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for toasting the bread and serving
3 cups (½-inch) diced peeled butternut squash (about 1 pound)
2 cups (½-inch) diced carrots (4 carrots)
2 cups (½-inch) diced celery (3 stalks)
1 and 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (about 1 medium)
1 and ½ tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
1 pound kale, stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped
26 ounces canned chopped tomatoes
6 to 8 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1 and 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus additional as needed (depending upon the saltiness of the stock)
1 and 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups cooked whole wheat small pasta, such as elbow (about 1 cup dry)
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
Baguette, cut into 1/2 inch thick diagonal slices

In a large, heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium low, cook bacon, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 6 minutes. Remove from pan and place in between two paper towels set atop a dinner plate. Blot lightly and set aside. Drain most of the excess fat from the Dutch oven. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, squash, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Sauté over medium heat, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 8-10 minutes. Add the kale in batches as it fits in the pot, stirring so that it cooks down. Once kale has lightly wilted, add the tomatoes, 6 cups chicken stock, bay leaf, salt, pepper, and thyme. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to directions. Drain and set aside.

Once soup has simmered and the vegetables are soft, discard the bay leaf. Add the beans, cooked pasta, and reserved bacon and heat through. The soup should be fairly thick, but add additional chicken stock as needed. Serve hot drizzled with olive oil and topped with Parmesan cheese.

To toast baguette: Place rack in upper third of oven and preheat to 425 degrees F. Brush both sides of each baguette slice with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Cook until golden and toasted, about 6 minutes. Serve warm with soup.

bacon recipe source: Erin Clarke, Well Plated (@WellPlated), October 17, 2013

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Servings: 4 to 6

6 jarred hot cherry peppers— halved through the stem, seeded, drained and patted dry
1/3 cup cream cheese, softened
12 thin bacon slices (6 ounces)

Preheat the oven to 350°. Stuff each cherry pepper half with a heaping teaspoon of cream cheese and wrap with a slice of bacon; secure with a toothpick.

Arrange the stuffed peppers in a large ovenproof skillet and cook over moderate heat, turning, until the bacon is browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for about 5 minutes, until the bacon is crisp and the cream cheese is hot. Serve the stuffed cherry peppers warm.

bacon recipe source: Colby Garrelts, Food & Wine, May 2013

Saturday, May 21, 2016


Serves: 30

1 lb andouille sausage
1 lb thin sliced maple flavored bacon
1 ½ cups dark brown sugar, packed
3 Tbs stone ground mustard
3 Tbs sherry vinegar, or any type of wine vinegar
¼ C maple syrup
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
2 tsp black pepper
Garnish: black cracked pepper, parsley or chives

Preheat oven to 375. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and top with baking rack that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick spray (the Aluminum foil and spray are a MUST – this is a messy recipe).

Cut the Andouille sausage down the middle lengthwise. Then cut each half into 1 inch pieces. Cut the 1 lb of bacon into 3rds. Wrap one bacon around each piece of sausage and secure with a toothpick. Set these aside while you make the glaze.

In a small saucepan, combine all the other ingredients (except the garnish). Heat over low heat and stir constantly until sugar is dissolved. Keep sauced warmed on stove top. Set aside ¼ cup of the glaze for the final glaze application.

Brush each bacon wrapped sausage with the glaze and set on the baking sheet/rack. Bake for a total of 40 minutes, remove the pan from the oven every 15 minutes and baste with the glaze. On removing from the oven, use a spoon and drizzle a small amount of the glaze that you set aside onto each bacon wrapped sausage bite. (don’t use the basting brush you had already been using as it has probably touched the raw bacon you started out with and this application will not be going back in the oven). Serve immediately.

bacon recipe source: Wendi Spraker, Loaves and Dishes (@loavesanddishes), January 4, 2015

Friday, May 20, 2016


Serving size: 4

5 oz. thickly sliced bacon, chopped into 1 inch pieces

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon of fresh sage, finely chopped

17 oz. of beef ravioli
Kosher Salt

Pepper, preferably freshly ground

Olive Oil

2 tablespoons Shaved Parmesan

1 tablespoon Parsley

Add 6 quarts of water, about 2 Tbs. of salt, and 2 Tbs. of olive oil to a pot.

Bring the pot of water to a boil.

While the water is heating up, sauté the bacon in a medium-size pan over medium heat.
 Tip: This recipe works best if the bacon is not crispy!

Add the butter to the pan and let it melt until it begins to foam.

Add the sage leaves to the pan and lower the heat to the lowest setting.
 Tip: use low heat when cooking with butter because it cooks quickly and can burn.

When the pot of water is boiling, lower the heat until the water is just simmering.
 Tip: Unlike other pastas, ravioli should never be cooked in boiling water.

Add the beef ravioli to the simmering water and cook for five minutes.
 Tip: The ravioli is ready when it begins to float and the pasta has turned a light beige color. It is best to try it to see if it is ready.

Drain the ravioli and add them to the pan with the bacon and butter sauce.

Coat the ravioli with the sauce and sprinkle with some salt and pepper, to taste.

Add 1 tablespoon of parmesan.

Serve the ravioli and top each plate with the left over parmesan and parsley. This can be modified to taste.

bacon recipe source: Michelle Loret de Mola, Northwestern University, Spoon University, March 31, 2012

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Makes 6 servings

2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into about 1.5 inch disks

3/4 cups (about 1/2 onion), chopped finely

2 strips bacon, chopped finely

3 Tbsp heavy cream

1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste


1 egg


tonkatsu sauce

Bring the potatoes to a boil in a medium pot. Boil until soft, about 5–6 mins. Test doneness by inserting a chopstick in the center.

Meanwhile, saute the bacon and onion in a small skillet over medium heat until the onions are translucent, about 5 mins.

Drain well and transfer the potatoes to a bowl. Mash the potatoes or use a potato ricer while still hot. Quickly add the onion and bacon and mix. Next, add the cream, salt, and pepper and mix.

Set up, each in a separate bowl, the flour, egg, and panko. Shape the potato mixture into small round ovals (how big and how many is up to you). Coat each lightly with the flour, then egg, then generously with the panko.

Heat a pot with oil for deep frying over medium heat. Fry at 350ºF until golden brown. Let drain on a paper towel serve with tonkatsu sauce.

bacon recipe source: Azusa, Humble Bean (@HumbleBean), March 2013

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Yields: 1 serving

2 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon mirin
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon bacon bits
1 tablespoon shredded cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon oil

Crack eggs and mix with sugar, mirin, soy sauce and salt. Once whisked, add the bacon and cheese.

Heat the frying pan on a medium high heat. Once hot, use a paper towel to spread a little oil out on on the pan.

Carefully pour about 1/4th of the egg mixture into the pan. Once it starts to set, roll it over to the side of the pan. Use paper towel to spread a little more oil to the pan.

Pour another fourth of the egg mixture in the pan, touching up against the cooked egg. Once it sets, roll it over the side again.

Keep continuing this process until you've used all the egg. Transfer to a cutting board to cool, then slice into pieces.

bacon recipe source: Otaku Food

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


serves 4

6 leeks (2 1/4 lb.), white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise
1 lb. cremini mushrooms, halved if large
4 oz. bacon, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
6 sage leaves
2 lemons, halved
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 tsp. kosher salt
4 6-oz. skinless hake fillets
Chopped chives, optional, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 425ºF.

Combine the leeks, mushrooms, bacon, garlic, sage, lemons, 2 tablespoons of the oil, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt on a baking sheet and toss to coat. Roast until the leeks are softened, 20 minutes. Rub the fish with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Arrange the fish on top of the vegetables and roast until the vegetables are tender, the bacon is crisp, and the fish is cooked through, about 15 minutes more.

Divide the vegetables, fish, and lemon halves (for squeezing) on 4 plates and garnish with chives if desired. 

bacon recipe source: Kay Chun, Real Simple (@RealSimple), March 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016


serves 4

5 pieces bacon, chopped
2 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
8 oz. curly spinach, stemmed (8 packed cups)
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar
2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds, plus more for garnish
4 cups cooked brown rice, warm
1 avocado, thinly sliced
4 radishes, thinly sliced
4 large fried eggs

Cook the bacon and scallions in a large skillet over medium until the bacon is crispy, 5 minutes. Add the spinach, salt, and pepper and cook just until wilted, about 1 minute.

Whisk the oil, vinegar, and sesame seeds in a small bowl.

Divide the brown rice, spinach mixture, avocado, and radishes in the bowls. Top with the eggs and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds. Drizzle with the sesame dressing and serve warm, with more dressing on the side.

bacon recipe source: Kay Chun, Real Simple (@RealSimple), March 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Yield: 2 servings for lunch or 4 servings as a side

1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 head butter lettuce, separated into leaves

2 thin slices bacon, cooked until crisp and broken into bite-size pieces

2 hard-boiled eggs, halved and lightly salted and peppered

1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped

1 1/2 ounces Roquefort or other blue cheese, crumbled

Whisk to combine the vinegar, oil, chives and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl.

Toss the lettuce with the dressing in a large salad bowl. Divide the lettuce between 2 large bowls or plates. Divide the bacon, eggs, nuts and cheese between the 2 plates, layering them in that order.

bacon recipe source: Valerie Bertinelli

, "Best Girls' Night In," Valerie's Home Cooking; adapted from One Dish at a Time: Delicious Recipes from My Italian-American Childhood and Beyond by Valerie Bertinelli (Rodale, 2012).

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Serves 1

For the bacon and potato rösti
1 tbsp olive oil
200g/7oz smoked bacon, fat removed, chopped
½ baking potato, peeled and grated

For the fried egg
1 tbsp olive oil
1 free-range egg
sprinkling freshly ground black pepper

For the bacon and potato rösti, heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the bacon pieces for 5-6 minutes, or until crisp and golden-brown.

Put the grated potato into a clean tea towel and bring the edges of the tea towels together to form a parcel. Wring the grated potato in the tea towel until as much moisture as possible has been extracted.

Add the grated potato to the frying pan with the bacon, and mix well to combine.

Press the potato mixture down into the pan with a spatula or fish slice. Fry over a medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side, until golden-brown and crisp on both sides.

For the fried egg, heat the oil in a frying pan over a high heat, add the egg and fry until it has just set. Sprinkle the freshly ground black pepper over the egg. 

bacon recipe source: Lesley Waters, Ready Steady Cook, BBC Food

Friday, May 13, 2016


yields 4 sandwiches

12 slices (rustic) bread
8 rashers bacon, trimmed of fat
light, spray olive oil
2 large chicken breasts, skinned and flattened with a meat hammer
1 tsp herbs, mixed, dried
200 g canned sweetcorn (corn kernels), drained and rinsed
small bunch rocket
1 red onion, finely sliced into rings

Heat a griddle pan over a high heat and grill the bread on both sides.

Set it aside and keep warm.

Grill the bacon in the griddle pan until lightly browned then set aside and keep warm.

Spray the pan lightly with oil and cook the chicken breasts for 3 minutes on each side.

Add the herbs to the pan and baste the meat with the juices.

To assemble the sandwich, slice each chicken breast in half.

Lay one piece of chicken on a slice of toasted bread, spoon over some sweetcorn, add another slice of bread then the bacon, rocket, onion and finally another slice of bread.

Secure with cocktail sticks and serve immediately.

bacon recipe source: Fine Dining Lovers (@FineDiningLover)

Thursday, May 12, 2016


Servings: 8

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
Pinch of crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
1 teaspoon sugar
Kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper
One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes  
1 pound thick-cut bacon
12 large eggs, slightly beaten
8 eight-inch corn or flour tortillas
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese (about 2 cups) 
Minced green onions
sour cream

Preheat oven to 350º. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil. Cook the onion over moderate heat until soft and translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic, jalapeño, chili powder, cumin, crushed red pepper, paprika, oregano, sugar, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes and remove from heat. Blend in a food processor or blender until smooth. Return it to heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

In a large skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat until brown and crisp, about 7 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a cutting board and chop into 1-inch pieces. Reserve the fat.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the reserved bacon fat (or olive oil, if desired) over moderate heat. Pour the eggs into the frying pan and cook, stirring with a rubber spatula until small curds form, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet and season with salt and pepper.

Wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and warm them in a microwave oven until soft and pliable, about 1 minute.

Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Arrange the tortillas on a work surface. Spoon a heaping 1/4 cup of the egg mixture, 2 tablespoons of the cheese and 2 tablespoons of the chopped bacon onto each tortilla. Roll up the tortillas and arrange them in the baking dish. Top evenly with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle the top of the enchiladas with the remaining cheese. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve warm with sour cream and minced green onions. 

bacon recipe source: Molly Yeh, Food & Wine, November 2014

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


4 servings, 1 cup each

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 jicama, peeled, cut into thin matchlike sticks
1 carrot, cut into thin matchlike sticks
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

Mix mayo, lime juice and pepper until blended. Combine remaining ingredients except bacon in large bowl. Add mayo mixture; mix lightly. Refrigerate 1 hour. Stir in bacon just before serving.

bacon recipe source: Kraft Foods, Kraft Foods Global, Inc., Three Lakes Drive, Northfield, Illinois 60093, June 30, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Serves: 1-2

For the quick pickles:
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon sugar
Half of 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
Half of 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into half moons

For the Tostilocos:
1 small bag (3.7 oz) salsa verde flavored chips
1 heaping tablespoon tamarind candies, plus more to taste
1 heaping tablespoon Japanese peanuts, plus more to taste
3 slices of bacon (cooked through but still pliable), thinly sliced
Quarter of 1 small jicama, peeled and sliced into thin sticks
Lime wedges, for serving
Chamoy, for serving
Hot sauce, for serving (like Tapatio)
Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving

To make the quick pickles, add lime juice, oregano, salt, and sugar to a small bowl, whisking to
combine. Add sliced onion and cucumber, tossing in the pickling liquid. Let sit for 1–3 hours at room temperature, tossing every 20 minutes for the first hour. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Arrange a layer of chips on a large plate. Scatter some of the pickled onion and cucumber, candies, peanuts, bacon and jicama over top. Add another layer of chips and toppings. Dress the entire plate with freshly squeezed lime juice, chamoy and hot sauce to taste. Finish with a sprinkling of chopped fresh cilantro.

To enjoy these Tostilocos on the go, open the bag of chips by slitting through one of the long sides. Add toppings and flavorings directly to the bag. Be sure to bring some extra napkins!

bacon recipe source: Brandon Matzek, Kitchen Konfidence (@brandiego), September 10, 2013