Archive for September 30th, 2008

Recycling Night

It’s a late work night and I don’t have any original material to vomit forth so I’m recycling.

All righty then, I posted this two nights ago, from The Dude, but I buried it under a tonne of my bullsh*t.  Not so here.  Constant Readers (wherever you are), I give you…

Bacon Mayonnaise!!!

I’m sure if I hadn’t buried it there would have been comments.  It is one of those things where you have to just accept that it is not good for you and that you choose to enjoy it anyway (like smoking except I’ve never heard of second-hand bacon fat killing innocent bystanders):

Bacon Mayonnaise

Author’s note: Is it possible to improve upon a classic BLT? I think so, by adding another layer of flavor with my bacon mayonnaise. The recipe makes about enough for four sandwiches. It’s best to use it all up as the bacon fat will turn it solid in the refrigerator.

Makes about 1/2 cup/125 ml

1 egg yolk

3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup/125 ml liquid bacon

Combine the egg yolk, mustard, and lemon juice in the small bowl of a food processor or in a blender and process to mix. Season with salt and pepper. Have the bacon fat liquid, but not hot. With the machine running, gradually add the bacon fat until the mixture starts to stiffen and emulsify, about two minutes. Once it starts to emulsify, you can add the fat more quickly. If the mayonnaise is too thick, just blend in one teaspoon of boiling water to thin it. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

You put this on a bumper hitch or a dead skunk and they are going to taste good. Creamy heart-clogging gold, I tell you.

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