Saturday, February 13, 2010

Twisted Bacon and This Week in the Kitchen

Some weeks we cook a lot and other weeks we eat leftovers and snacks.  This week flew by and I am wondering where it went. ?!?  Much of it was spent resuming my art blog along with going to doctor's appointments and getting the car serviced, etc. But I do have some things to share.

Last Sunday seems like a long time ago, but it was Super Bowl Sunday so Tom made Frito Pie again (click to see his 2009 post) to take to a party.  It was hit as usual.  FYI -- I have added a search feature to the blog so you can look recipes/topics from the past.  Look for it in the upper right hand corner on the main page.

The same day I made muffins and stuck them in the freezer.  I made Pumpkin Ginger muffins and Buckwheat Date mini-muffins, which I will post soon.  Both are good recipes.

Tom also experimented with making twisted bacon!  While on vacation, he loved the bacon at La Te Da's in Key West, so he asked our waiter how they made it.  "Dip it in pepper and brown sugar, twist it and bake it in the oven for 20 minutes on a rack," was the response. 

At La Te Da's, they used applewood smoked bacon, so we tracked some down at Wegman's.  It was uncured and already peppered.

Tom dipped his bacon in brown sugar and maple syrup, then twisted it and put in the oven at 400 degrees.

For a first attempt it tasted great!  Almost like dessert.

Next time it will be a good idea to line the pan with foil . The twists came apart --- perhaps the bacon was a little too thick.  You must have to twist it tighter and cook it a little longer.  The La Te Da twisted bacon looked more like a cheese straw.  

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