The Pepper.ph Beastly Bacon Burger

By Mikka Wee/October 15, 2012

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Last week, we announced that we were holding our first-ever Pepper.ph Burger Week this week (Dwight even made an adorable poster for it). And since an overwhelming number of entries flooded the comments section, it was sheer torture to read Wagyu, Bacon, Angus, etcetcetc without my tummy giving off a little grumble.

Even after lunch, I’d still find myself drooling over the dream burger ideas posted in the website. This made me reach out for a bag of crisps (or any snack for that matter) impulsively, just to compensate for my yearning. Ackkk. Or maybe, I am just a glutton in denial. See, my knees get pretty weak at the thought of greasy, fatty food…more so when piled together into a tower of joy, waiting to be devoured. Oh mannnn. This is why diets and I never get along.

Also, while skimming through the entries, we thought  of joining in the same contest we were holding (hehe). So we, too, created our very own Pepper.ph dream burger: The Bacon Beast!

It does not contain any legit burger patty because we thought it would be more fun to simply throw in some of our favorite foods such as thick slabs of Tyrolian Bacon that we fried in butter, Caramelized Scallops that were fried in the same butter as the bacon, Asparagus Spears that were cooked in the same deadly butter and bacon fat duo, and we topped it off with Hollandaise sauce—which is also made with butter. Yum. Health freaks are probably horrified by now. I imagine them cringe with wide eyes and flaring nostrils. (I bet you did that to see what it looks like.)

Do not let the photo above fool you, and trust me when I say that there is way more to this photo than my seemingly “dainty” handling of the Bacon Beast. From what I recall, this was probably the start of my piggery—at least a good minute prior to my Hollandaise-stained face with bacon oil dripping down to my chin. I apologize for my lack of poise and my blatant expose. But that is the truth when it comes to me enjoying my food. Demure will cease to exist in my dictionary. Burp.

Other burger recipes that’ll make you drool as much as the Bacon Beastly Burger:

1. Keith’s Kaldereta Burger with Keso de Bola
2. Barby’s Conyo Crabby Patty with Lemon-Miso Butter and Dill Sauce
3. Liana’s One-Bun Shroomburger with Enoki Mushrooms, Mozzarella,Emmental Cheese, and Japanese Roasted Sesame Dressing
4. Birdie & Nikki’s Deadly Lechoncharon Burger 

Enjoy!

The Pepper.ph Bacon Beast Burger

Total Time: 20 minutes / Yield: 1 burger

Ingredients

  • 1 slab Tyrolian bacon, cut into pieces
  • 3 large scallops
  • Asparagus spears
  • As much butter as you want (we used three tabelspoons for this recipe)
  • 1 pack Hollandaise sauce
  • Whole wheat bun

Procedure

  1. Pat Tyrolian bacon and scallops dry with paper towels. Toast the whole wheat bun.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over a medium flame.
  3. Add a bit of oil in the pan and melt the butter.
  4. Add Tyrolian bacon. Fry until outer part becomes crisp and golden brown. Set aside.
  5. Add scallops, frying each side for 1 and a half minutes. Set aside.
  6. Add asparagus spears. Cook until slightly charred, then set aside.
  7. Slice whole wheat bun in half. Pile bacon, scallops, and asparagus.
  8. Drizzle with Hollandaise before adding the top bun.

Mikka Wee

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Mikka Wee is a happy little hobbit who loves to eat, but is allergic to exercise. Armed with a heart for travel, she likes to go on random adventures and book spontaneous flights. If she's not hunting for the next seat sale, Mikka likes to read, write in her blog, cuddle with her dog Rocket, and make sandcastles on the beach. See More.

  • http://twitter.com/phoebefication Phoebe Punla

    SCALLOPS! BACON! Shall try this out as soon as sembreak hits!

    • Mikka Wee

      Why wait for sembreak when you can do it now? YOLOOOO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/annemarichelle.carullo Anne Marichelle Panganiban Car

    another bacon sandwich that i should try ….. forget the calorie count!!!!!!

    • Mikka Wee

      What’s a calorie count? That doesn’t exist in our world. Hahahaha.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Keith.Cdric Keith Quisora

    God knows how much cholesterol has gone through the making of that burger :D

    • Mikka Wee

      Much more inside my system. Hi Keith! :D

  • Ems

    where can i buy Tyrolian bacon? and another off topic, raspberries? XD

    • Mikka Wee

      You can buy Tyrolian Bacon at Santis! They have a wide selection of bacon there so take your pick! Another favorite of ours is their Picnic Bacon. :)

      Raspberries…you can buy them also in Santis. Or Rustan’s grocery.

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      Sometimes Unimart or Cash and Carry would have raspberries but it depends on the season. The brand is Dricolis.:)

  • Malcolm

    This is brilliant.

    • Mikka Wee

      Oh, just you wait! Stay tuned. The following days will be irresistibly delicious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sergia.susana Sergia Susana

    Wow, I can just imagine how that must bring out the inner “bacon beast” in any demure lady. The butter content alone is divine. @.@ (Perhaps even in the sense that it could send you to heaven…literally.) For some reason, I imagine eating this with a nice poached egg on top. I suppose it’s one of those things that make you thankful you’re young enough not to worry about things like statin dosages and such. :))

    • Mikka Wee

      Oh mannnn. It’s past midnight and I’m thinking about runny yolk with those scallops and hollandaise and asparagus and bacon and I……I cannot continue my reply to your comment. I’ll probably just end up binging from our fridge. :( BRB

  • Trish

    Oh. Dear. Lord.

  • Vinnie

    Orgasm… orgasm… orgasm… Please God is this a sign from the heavens? Is it by divine revelation that this utterly delectable piece came to life? Oh. My. God. It is just… beautiful… blissful… melt in your mouth goodness! aaargh!

  • bananae

    I’ve tried something similar from Umami Burger in Sanfo. Looks good! Drooling now.

  • Aldin Emil Marte de Leon

    This is the only sinful food that you (and a priest) can eat on Good Friday with an immediate absolution and indulgence. Things like this give me reason to live =))