Sunday, April 24, 2011


serves ten

300-400 gram piece of streaky smoked or unsmoked unsliced bacon
vegetable or corn oil for deep frying
100-150 grams of crab apple or apple sauce

Put the piece of bacon in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil then drain off the water and add some fresh cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for about an hour or so until the meat is very tender. Either leave to cool in the liquid or remove and leave to cool on a plate. Once cool cut the bacon into 2cm cubes. Preheat about 8cm of oil to 160-180C in a large thick-bottomed saucepan or electric deep fat fryer. Deep fry the bacon cubons for 3-4 minutes, turning the pieces with a slotted spoon while they are cooking, until crisp then transfer on to some kitchen paper. Spoon blobs of apple sauce on to a serving dish, skewer the bacon cubons and place on the apple.

bacon recipe courtesy of: The Independent, Independent Print Limited, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5HF, December 4, 2010

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