I think I need to clear something up. It appears that some of you may be confused. I received the following comment on my post about mango wrapped thai shrimp: “Just add bacon and I'm hooked.” Well duh! Bacon makes everything better, EVERYTHING! Do I really need to put a disclaimer at the bottom on my posts stating: “This would be better with bacon.” I thought that was assumed. I also thought it was obvious that bacon is even better when you make it yourself, (Ruhlman’s Charcuterie can help you with that). So with those two important points in mind, I bring you BACON BRITTLE!!! It’s the best of both worlds, salty and sweet and chockfull of homemade bacon. Don’t you dare turn your nose up at it either because one taste and you’ll be converted. I brought this platter of bacon brittle to a dinner party and people were hesitant at first to try it, (I didn’t tell them what it was, they just looked at it warily). Then one brave soul took a bite and her eyes lit up as she exclaimed “Bacon brittle!” She had never had it before and I was thrilled that she knew immediately what it was and even more thrilled that she loved it. Once the ice was broken the others grabbed a piece as well and I know I managed to sway more than a few of them over to the bacon side.
I would love to take credit for Bacon Brittle, but I can’t. I learned about it from one of my favourite bloggers, Danielle of Habeas Brulee who wrote a little round up linking to food posts she’s enjoyed recently. Among those links was one for Bacon Toffee made by Off the Bone. Pure genius! I renamed it to Bacon Brittle because I like alliterations, but I followed their recipe exactly. I’m constantly printing out recipes that I see on other blogs with good intentions of trying them out, but more often than not they get filed into my big blue binder never to be seen again. Not this time. I started making Bacon Brittle seconds after reading the recipe. I felt compelled to make it, especially because I had just finished making some more homemade bacon, (once you start, you can’t stop). I went right into the kitchen and got to work. A couple hours later I was chewing contently on a piece of fresh Bacon Brittle, followed by another and another and another... You know you want to make it. Don’t fight the urge. Your taste buds will thank you.
"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon." -Doug Larson