BLT sneak peek!!!

Last night we had friends over for dinner and whilst we are not quite ready to hit the ground running with the BLT challenge (September 12th people!!!) because the pancetta is still not ready, there is quite a bit of bacon in the freezer that I hadn’t yet tasted…

So we fried up some slices…

And served it on a single lettuce leaf (local, of course!) with a single (local) tomato:

Ans a squirt of Hellman’s Dijonnaise (ok, not local or homemade but darn good in a pinch!!!)

Verdict? Two bacon loving guests inhaled theirs… True, it is a bit salty but in small quantities for a salad these chunks were absolutely delicious. I think we’ll be slicing it a bit thinner for future breakfasts though….

Thanks Neil!

10 Responses to BLT sneak peek!!!

  1. Anonymous August 22, 2009 at 18:22 #

    ….my mouth is watering….

  2. penny aka jeroxie August 22, 2009 at 23:13 #

    Oh YUM!!! Reminds me that I need breakfast now. I love the smell of bacon with eggs. So comforting.

  3. Conor @ HoldtheBeef August 23, 2009 at 02:32 #

    Ooh the excitement is building! Don't go too crazy and make yourself sick of BLT before the day big, now!

  4. doggybloggy August 23, 2009 at 02:57 #


  5. Geoff M August 23, 2009 at 03:36 #

    The bacon looks to have a crust… is that just the pic or did it really? And I can never look at bacon or bacon and eggs without being reminded of the guy in a diner somewhere in the US (I can't remember where) where, when I ordered eggs & bacon on toast, he yelled out to the short order cook "Adam and Eve on a raft". Apparently if Eve is topless, the eggs are sunnyside up.

  6. Anonymous August 23, 2009 at 04:57 #

    You mean not all the guests inhaled theirs right away – abominable!!! George's sacrifice was not in vain though…

  7. eatlivetravelwrite August 23, 2009 at 11:35 #

    Anonymous1 – and so it should be!

    Penny – an egg on that would have been perfect, yes!

    Conor – don't worry – that's my first taste of the bacon! The arugula is being grown by friends, the tomatoes are not ready yet and I haven't started the bread experiments yet so no fear of getting sick of it all.. Plus, there's the PANCETTA!!!

    Geoff M – only in the States, huh? And that's how Neil likes his bacon cooked – crispy… Actually it's the little bit of fat that I allowed to be kept on for serving..

    Anonymous 2 – well, we all ate it pretty fast (it was a small serve)

  8. Anonymous August 23, 2009 at 13:14 #

    Mmmmm, my mouth is watering! See you guys on the 12th! Sarah

  9. eatlivetravelwrite August 23, 2009 at 13:17 #

    Hey Sarah – looking forward to it!

  10. Neil C. Phillips August 24, 2009 at 14:25 #

    Lean bacon is a travesty, unless it's the back of the pig (i.e. "Canadian" bacon, otherwise known as back bacon). Generally you need the fat to bring out the flavour.

    Mardi DID chide me in that I should have cut off more of the fat…but leaving it on meant you can decide when cooking. Besides, I have a nice little tub in the fridge of bacon lard, which we'll use for cooking something else (tbd) to appear on this post.

    There's two more sides of this in the freezer, PLUS the two pancettas (Basque and regular).

    In fact, I think they are ready…we might need to bring them down and have a taste test this weekend. Cleo thinks they're ready, at any rate.

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