Thursday, December 4, 2008

What's Shakin', Bacon?

Last weekend we went to see my favorite comedian, Jim Gaffigan, perform live. One of the things I like best about him is how much he loves food. Most of his material revolves around food and eating, and his famous bit about Hot Pockets launched him into fame. We also share similar thoughts on salad.

On his new tour, he had a lot to say about one of my favorite foods: bacon!

"...When you cook bacon, you know you're getting something great because it sounds like a round of applause is coming from the stove - sssssssssss, ahhhhhhh!"

"...Salad with bacon bits always turns into a treasure hunt to find the bacon."

"...Would you like to join our religion?" "Sure, sounds good." "You can't eat bacon." "Oh? Nevermind."

Recipe for Veronica's Favorite Bacon Sandwich:
  • 6 strips of thick-cut bacon
  • 1/2 avocado, thin slices
  • 1/2 mango, thin slices
  • 1 leaf of lettuce
  • 2 slices of good bread
  • 2-3 tbsp of chili-lime mayonnaise (recipe below)

Cook the bacon in a skillet until crispy. Prepare the chili-lime sauce, spread on both slices of bread, and stack your sandwich!

Recipe for Chili-Lime Mayonnaise:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • A few drops of Sriracha (Thai chili sauce)
  • Zest of 1 lime

Whisk the yolks (a mixer helps) with the lemon juice, lime juice and salt. Whisk in the oil a few drops at a time and continue to whisk until thick. After about 1/3 of the oil has been added, start to whisk it in more steadily. Make sure all your oil is getting absorbed. Stir in a few drops of the Sriracha and lime zest. The sauce will keep in the fridge for two days.

1 comment:

Nina said...

"Good morning, you are about to call in sick! HHOOOTTT POOCCKKETTT"