Here’s A Bacon That Is Worth Every CalorieSeptember 8, 2015
There’s really something about homemade products that make them so much better than anything processed and store-bought. That’s why we’re loving Man Eat Meat’s bacon, which is home-smoked and made of premium ingredients. It may just be Casey Concepcion’s hobby (the guy’s a violist by day for the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra), but he’s already making maple whiskey and peppercorn garlic bacon that beats a lot of other stuff out there. It might be because their bacon is smoked the old-fashioned way through a process of dry-curing and applewood-smoking, giving it a seriously rich and smoky taste.
We candied our peppercorn garlic bacon to use on top of Nutella champorado, which was quite a flavor trip. Even coated with candied sugar, the bacon still emanated that savory, garlicky taste, making it the proverbial cherry on top to a chocolate-y sundae. But if you haven’t jumped on the bacon-as-dessert bandwagon, you can make a killer BLT, a naughty grilled cheese, or throw it together with egg and rice.
Since it’s made at home and in small batches, you know exactly what you’re getting from it and are assured none of the weird, artificial stuff you might get from factory-processed meat. There’s no reason for you not to try these slabs.
Nutella Champorado and Candied Bacon
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Ingredients: Candied Bacon
- 6 strips bacon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
Procedure: Candied Bacon
- In a large pan, fry the bacon in a single layer.
- When the bacon is beginning to brown and is hallway cooked, evenly sprinkle the sugar.
- Once the sugar is melted, continue cooking and flipping the bacon until every strip is coated.
- Once the bacon is fully cooked and the sugar is dark, remove the candied bacon from the heat and set aside on a plate.
Ingredients: Nutella Champorado
- 8 cups water
- 4 pcs tablea
- 2 cups sticky rice
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup Nutella
Procedure: Nutella Champorado
- In a large pot, bring the water to a boil.
- Add in the tablea and stir until dissolved.
- Add in the rice and bring the mixture to a boil again.
- Turn the heat down to medium, and stir constantly until the rice is cooked and the mixture is thick.
- Add in the sugar and Nutella, and stir until completely dissolved.
- Portion into bowls and serve with candied bacon.
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Casey Concepcion / Man Eat Meat
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