BACONFEST 2010 cook off ideas?

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I just heard about this event and wondered if anyone had bacon recipe ideas for the bacon dish competition.

Here are the rules:
* A cured pork product has to be featured (except for the best use of bacon grease category)
* The dish should serve small portions for 30-40
* Entries have to be on the table by 8:30

Categories:
* Best use of bacon grease
* Best savory dish
* Best sweet dish
* Most pork/bacon used in a dish
* Best reinterpretation of a traditional recipe
* Most exotic cured pork product used
* Most creatively paired ingredient

Dishes will be judged on the use of ingredient, taste, presentation, and originality. To enter each dish must have a recipe card and the origin of the cured pork or bacon must be noted.

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Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Thursday, 21 January 2010 18:18 (eleven years ago) link

I am loving guanciale so much right now (unsmoked pork jowl bacon cured in spices and wine), I would do something with that.

Jaq, Thursday, 21 January 2010 18:25 (eleven years ago) link

how could this not be awesome? except for the heart attack victims of course

thatwillultimatelyresultingalaxy-galaxymergersonacosmictimescale (jdchurchill), Thursday, 21 January 2010 18:26 (eleven years ago) link

I am really looking forward to it. I made bacon vodka once for a kick ass bloody mary.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:23 (eleven years ago) link

uh

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:30 (eleven years ago) link

why would you ruin bacon by putting it in a bloody mary

Vajazzle My Nazzle (HI DERE), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:38 (eleven years ago) link

isn't the internet-bacon fad over by now?

iatee, Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:39 (eleven years ago) link

(don't mind me, I just hate bloody marys)

Vajazzle My Nazzle (HI DERE), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:40 (eleven years ago) link

people still like bacon, for some reason xpost

harbl, Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:40 (eleven years ago) link

Dan, have you ever had a Bloody Bull?

Mit der Kattzheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Michael White), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:40 (eleven years ago) link

well, this is an actual event irl. i think baconfest will be great regardless of internet fad.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:41 (eleven years ago) link

I'm thinking about a hollandaise made with bacon grease instead of butter.

Jaq, Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:41 (eleven years ago) link

No. Does it involve tomato juice in any way, shape or form? If it does, that's kind of a massive no-go for me.

Vajazzle My Nazzle (HI DERE), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:41 (eleven years ago) link

i mean, my love for the taste of bacon was never about what was popular, iirc.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:42 (eleven years ago) link

people still like bacon, for some reason xpost

right, but there's a difference between liking bacon and drinking a bacon bloody mary

iatee, Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:42 (eleven years ago) link

It seems a bloody bull is sort of the same concept. It is made with beef bouillon, which seems grosser than bacon infused vodka because it would be more overpowering. The bacon vodka is subtle in flavor and I am betting the beef bouillon is pretty strong. I would try it, of course. I am not hating on meat flavors in a tomato based drink.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:46 (eleven years ago) link

Yes, it does, Dan. Fwiw, I am not a tomato juice hater and rather a gazpacho fan, but I never get my bloody anythings on the rocks; I always get them strained so no ice cubes can't melt and make it watery.

Mit der Kattzheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Michael White), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:47 (eleven years ago) link

Nijoli, it's actually not so very strong a flavor and its quite restorative if you like that sort of thing.

Mit der Kattzheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Michael White), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:48 (eleven years ago) link

I like that sort of thing.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:48 (eleven years ago) link

Most pork/bacon used in a dish

i mean to say

dumb mick name follows (darraghmac), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:48 (eleven years ago) link

I'm thinking about a hollandaise made with bacon grease instead of butter.

― Jaq, Thursday, January 21, 2010 8:41 PM

Wow! I found a tarragon/bacon hollandaise recipe that sounds like something I want to try.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:56 (eleven years ago) link

Bacon's great and all but just give me some pork belly or maybe, some guancia.

Mit der Kattzheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Michael White), Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:58 (eleven years ago) link

what happened to you, 77

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 21 January 2010 21:01 (eleven years ago) link

Most pork/bacon used in a dish

i assume this is quantity used in total and not % of dish that is bacon because couldn't you just serve bacon and say 'hey my dish is ALL pork!'?

gpady80 (tehresa), Thursday, 21 January 2010 21:19 (eleven years ago) link

looking forward to * Best use of bacon grease

gimme dat becky_lucas (Curt1s Stephens), Thursday, 21 January 2010 21:41 (eleven years ago) link

Roast pig stuffed with sausage and bacon and wrapped in bacon.

Except for Entries have to be on the table by 8:30
When do you have to start the cooking?

Jaq, Thursday, 21 January 2010 21:42 (eleven years ago) link

candied bacon fudge, which my friend made recently, can be delish

I'm FINNISH!!!! (s1ocki), Thursday, 21 January 2010 21:57 (eleven years ago) link

ya best use of bacon grease would be my category fer sher.

I'm FINNISH!!!! (s1ocki), Thursday, 21 January 2010 21:58 (eleven years ago) link

The best dessert I have ever had in my long dessert-eating life was a petite granny smith apple pie topped with a tiny scoop of creme fraiche and a thick slice of candied, crushed pecan coated bacon.

Candied bacon fudge sounds wonderful.

Jaq, Thursday, 21 January 2010 22:07 (eleven years ago) link

Roast pig stuffed with sausage and bacon and wrapped in bacon.

Except for Entries have to be on the table by 8:30
When do you have to start the cooking?

― Jaq, Thursday, January 21, 2010 9:42 PM

The 'Swine and Dine' event is at night - starts at 8pm and food judging is at 8:30pm.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Thursday, 21 January 2010 22:09 (eleven years ago) link

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looking forward to * Best use of bacon grease

― gimme dat becky_lucas (Curt1s Stephens)

me, too! i hope lots of people enter so there is a ton of stuff to try. they should put one of those blood pressure check stations at the exit door.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Thursday, 21 January 2010 22:12 (eleven years ago) link


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