Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Economy's Tanking; Let's Eat Bacon!

Yesterday I was watching the Dow take a nosedive, and I somehow managed to OD on bacon. When faced with adversity, my usual recreational drug of choice is, like many women, a pint of Ben & Jerry's. However when faced with economic crisis, it seems there are those who buck up and continue to bring home the bacon. And then there are those of us who lose our nerve and eat all the bacon at once. What can I say? All this politicking makes me hungry. I am opposed to pork barrel spending. But I am completely in favor of pork belly cooking.

Recipe for a side of BS:

  • 2 cups brussels sprouts, quartered
  • 1 cup pork belly, diced
  • 1 cup pearl onions
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Sauté all the ingredients over medium heat in the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the BS and onions have caramelized around the edges, and the pork belly has cooked through.

I was reading AOL Food this morning - brussels sprouts were ranked #8 on their "most hated foods" list. Funny, most of the foods that made the list are up there with my very favorites. And many of the foods, when combined in a dish with bacon, are especially delightful. It's all in the preparation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In light of the discussion on CNN all day yesterday, I think a recipe for BS is just the thing.