Thursday, February 9, 2012

Chocolate Covered Bacon - Ultimate Gluttony

This past weekend's Superbowl really called for something special, with our very own G-Men in the game (and victorious!).  I spent the entire game (and post celebration) at my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's house, where they hosted the ultimate Superbowl shin-dig, with more food that anyone can even dream about, and a full table of decadent desserts.

I made my own contributions as well, with this slightly wacky yet fitting idea of chocolate covered bacon, inspired by people's general bacon mania.

There really wasn't much to it except for choosing really great quality uncured bacon and some delicious dark chocolate for the coating.  I cooked the bacon on 475 for about 15 minutes and then let it cool completely.  While this was happening, I heated up the dark chocolate until it was completely melted and then painted it onto the bacon with a small wooden spoon (you can also use a pastry brush).  Making sure to leave a little piece of bacon au naturale, it provided a nice handle to grip this thing and take a perfect bite.  I then put it into a fridge to cool for about an hour, and served it cold. was good.  The onslaught of smoky and salty goodness from the bacon, complemented the dark chocolate exterior shell.  Each bite was revolutionary, and by the nearly empty plate in just minutes, I think my guests too were in agreement.

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