I keep seeing this food combination lately, on the Food Network and I think the Travel Channel. Fancy chocolate bars filled with shredded bacon, and strips of bacon covered in chocolate. At first glance I thought it looked kind of gross, but food lover than I am I had to investigate further!
Mike has been craving a classic grilled cheese with bacon and tomato, and both times he's ordered it they were disappointments. Both diner/deli's served him a sandwich that was toasted bread, the cheese inside was barely melted to blend the insides together. So I made them for dinner last night, a bit of a splurge. I made up for it with today's lunch, a Morning Star Farms spicy black bean burger on a whole wheat roll, with leftover grilled veggie salad.
But back to the bacon. I just happened (wink) to make a pan of brownies yesterday, so I took a small bite with a bite of bacon......and it was really good. The bacon adds a deeper flavor to the chocolate, and if possible, made the brownie chewier. I'm a sucker for a salty/sweet combo, my favorite is pretzels dipped in whipped cream, so count me in as a chocolate bacon fan.
Every christmas I make a shortbread cookie that has potato chips as an ingredient, but now I'm thinking of other possibilites......chocolate chip bacon cookies anyone?