The Bacon Bomb (as seen in the Irish Times)

The Irish Times asked me to feature the recipe as part of their Food Month and here is the result!

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/recipes/feeling-delicate-try-a-bacon-bomb-1.1992697

There is this sexy poet. And he sent me a recipe. A recipe wrapped in bacon, about bacon made of bacon. Did I mention the bacon? So I started plotting and twisting and looking up bacon porn on the internet. Let me tell you there are a lot of bacon freaks out there!

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I mean who wants to be bacon? Clearly a lot of people. Those products were quite bad but then, there was this terror. The internet nearly imploded. I mean cats and bacon. It’s the end of the world. Even the cat doesn’t look impressed.

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So I got sick a bit and then I ploughed through with my baconning. Here’s how it went.

Buy 3 packets of streaky bacon. Two shall be unsmoked and just one will be smoked. Put some baking parchment on a tray (oven at 180 C) and place 5 plain streaky rashers plain across and 5 down. Like a tasty salty crossword. And then a couple of random ones just because bacon.

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In a bowl take about a pound of sausage meat (I used some herby garlicky romanian sausages from the local butcher but toulouse sausage will do just fine too) and mix it with a good tablespoon of piri piri chilli and a bunch of scallions finely diced.

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Mould it in a dome or whatever shape you fancy and lay it on the bacon.

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Wrap the bacon around it and top it with the smokey streaky rashers. Sexy or what?

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Place it in the oven for 30 min and it should look like this:

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You would, wouldn’t you? Sausage on bacon, wrapped in bacon. Gowan. I served it with potato mash and it was lovely.

Left overs will make a fine sandwich and I’m fairly sure one of these days I’m going to try and make a sausage roll out of it! Now pork forth and make this! You know you want to!

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