Bacon Party…

Those are two words I find hard to resist. I was invited last night to an annual bacon party. The dishes were judged on a variety of qualities including presentation and — I believe — overall deliciousness.

There were a surprisingly large number of bacon-based desserts, including two kinds of bacon caramel corn and an astonishing three kinds of bacon rice krispy treats.

The most beautiful dish in my opinion was the elegant bacon maple buttercream filled macarons, pictured at right.

The most original was my friend Melissa’s bacon-infused bourbon-based Old Fashioneds.

As for the most delicious, I was happiest when eating the old stand by 1970s delight — bacon-wrapped water chestnuts.

My contribution was a gratin of root vegetables caramelized in bacon fat. It looked alarming and didn’t turn out to be as finger-friendly as I had hoped. (My gratin is that plate of dark amorphous stuff in front of the macarons, above.) Plus, although my dish contained almost an entire pound of bacon fat, it was out of step with the indulgent tone of the other entries.

These wee bacon and beef sliders on donut hole buns (on the top of this photo) for example.

Overall, a good time was had by all, including Melissa, who looks good even “au cochon”!

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6 Responses to Bacon Party…

  1. Nada says:

    Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Love the bacon…but alas on the diet. Phooey.

  2. Nada says:

    I did not remember the bacon diet. I would have gone hog wild on that.

  3. Steve says:

    Bacon is always good if cooked crisp. I hate half cooked bacon. I’m not big on fatty meat. enjoyed the post.

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