Monday, July 6, 2009

Smoky Sweet Salty Spicy Rich and Decadent Piggy Love

Pig Candy in the Making x 3

I have nearly perfected the taste of love/happiness (non-vegetarian variety). After two years of trial and error so yummy I didn't care, I have taken humble organic smoked bacon, organic brown sugar and spices and transformed them into such deliciousness, words can never truly describe the euphoria involved when devouring/consuming/stuffing your happy mouth, but as an example, Sweetie-pie took about 20 minutes to lick the foil that had remnants of caramelized pig fat and sugar hardened onto it and he nearly growled when I tried to pry it from his hands. I'm telling you this stuff really appeals to the primal child in all of us.

After I candied the bacon, I took the rendered fat, the sugar/spices the bacon marinated in for two days, and the little bits too small to make into candy pieces and reduced them into a luscious caramel that I then poured into candy molds and refrigerated.

Due to the strong addictive nature of this magical porky goodness (like there will be nothing left after tomorrow and that's a lot of piggy), I only make this 2 to 3 times a year to prevent early heart attacks.

Today as I was in the kitchen, this came to mind:

Homer: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Lisa, honey, are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Ham?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad! Those all come from the same animal!
Homer: [Chuckles] Yeah, right Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.

Until next time... Miss Absinthe


Food, she thought. said...

I made candied bacon a few months back and served with chocolate pudding. It was heavenly.

Tina Tarnoff said...

I'm a vegetarian, but this description made my mouth water!

drollgirl said...

dare i ask for the recipe?!?!?!? ohmylord, i know i would want to devour every morsel!

Miss Absinthe said...

Tina (and any other vegetarians)! Could you do something like this with tempeh? I would love to have a veggie version!

Miss Absinthe said...

FoodST: I have a few different dessert-applications in mind and will let you all know the next time I risk od'ing on porky goodness.