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October 15, 2006 2:20 PM   Subscribe

"Hey, you got your bacon in my caramel!" "Oh yeah? You got your caramel on my bacon!" Two great tastes that taste great together. (via Fark)
posted by mr_crash_davis (61 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Mmm, instant vomiting and heart failure all together!
posted by imperium at 2:25 PM on October 15, 2006


That's disgusting.
posted by caddis at 2:26 PM on October 15, 2006


A first-hand account of cooking and tasting.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:28 PM on October 15, 2006


I bet it's good crumbled on vanilla ice cream.
posted by owhydididoit at 2:35 PM on October 15, 2006


Well, it sounds gross, and looks grosser, for sure.
However, when you're having pancakes and bacon, there's nothing better than maple syrup on the bacon.
So, it's the same kind of idea, I guess...sweet with salty/savoury.
No?
posted by chococat at 2:37 PM on October 15, 2006


ulp
posted by Kwine at 2:38 PM on October 15, 2006


Only yesterday, I accidentally discovered that strawberry jam and garlic are damned good together.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 2:39 PM on October 15, 2006


It's like something out of the Simpsons
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 2:40 PM on October 15, 2006


I was looking at this thing (which was linked from boingboing yesterday) and I was thinking 'this is great, but these obscene combinations of dessert and fish, steak, pizza etc are just photoshops. Where's the real sausage and ice cream split?'

Thank you for finding something similar enough to satisfy that hunger for all time.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 2:45 PM on October 15, 2006


I once accidentally put garlic butter on a piece of toast with grape jelly.
It was gross.

Back before I decided I didn't want to die of a heart attack at age 30, I used to cook bacon and eggs just about every morning. I'd cook the bacon in the pan, then scramble the eggs in the same pan with the left over bacon fat and grease. So good, so heartclogging.
posted by papakwanz at 2:45 PM on October 15, 2006


never heard of strawberry jam and garlic. bout the only odd thing we do with jam in TN. is to put in on a country ham biscuit. on post: the closest thing to this i have heard of was something my roommate wanted to make involving chocolate coverd bacon. i don't think he ever did make any though.
posted by nola at 2:47 PM on October 15, 2006


Just last week a friend insisted that we try bacon on vanilla ice cream. It is pretty delicious, I'll admit, but I'm a sucker for salt.

I also LOVE fried chicken strips on waffles with tons of syrup, so ymmv.
posted by ztdavis at 2:50 PM on October 15, 2006


Sometimes I buy black-peppered, maple-cured bacon.

I've made baked brown sugar glazed bacon.

Umm good....
posted by maggieb at 2:53 PM on October 15, 2006


The great Christina's Ice Cream in Cambridge, MA makes ice cream with chunks of turkey, stuffing, and cranberries every Thanksgiving. I wish I could say it is surprisingly delicious, but in fact it is nasty.
posted by escabeche at 2:54 PM on October 15, 2006


things that sound gross but are not:

chocolate covered salty pretzels
cranberry and pepper jelly on crackers
strawberries with pepper
french fries with mayonnaise
chicken in mole sauce (mole contains non-sweet chocolate)
posted by seawallrunner at 2:56 PM on October 15, 2006


You're all forgetting the delicious insanity of the Monte Cristo.
posted by StopMakingSense at 3:02 PM on October 15, 2006


I just threw up in my mouth a little.
posted by Rhomboid at 3:07 PM on October 15, 2006


ditch the almonds and you got something there. I've had caramel pork w/black pepper at a place on Doyers Street (thanks Wino & gaspode) and it was delicious.
posted by jonmc at 3:16 PM on October 15, 2006


i know several people who swear by peanut butter and bacon sandwiches, preferably made with a hamburger roll and nothing else. i love peanut butter and i love bacon, but the thought of putting the two together gives me the jibblies.

caramel bacon, though, i would actually try. then i would get the jibblies.
posted by the painkiller at 3:25 PM on October 15, 2006


You're all forgetting the delicious insanity of the Monte Cristo.

If I ever have to chose my method of execution it will be by eating enough of those things to kill me. Probably take about three.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 3:29 PM on October 15, 2006


Lemme get this straight: this is caramel with bacon, but flavored with maple syrup OR bourbon?!?

Extra Maker's Mark in my salt pork candy, please! Hoooooweee! Maple syrup is totally inappropriate.

I was in fact, raised on homemade strawberry preserves and bacon on toast.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:32 PM on October 15, 2006


Chocolate covered bacon

Chocolate coated lard

Am I the only person in the world who drowns breakfast sausage and crispy bacon (and hashbrowns and scrambled eggs) with (maple) syrup?
posted by porpoise at 3:35 PM on October 15, 2006


I've made apple pie with a bacon streusel, and I think the "this isn't bad... I'll finish my piece later" sentiment is right on. Bacon + dessert isn't really a bad combination... but it tastes unnecessary and is hard to really tuck into.
posted by rxrfrx at 3:38 PM on October 15, 2006


My daughter was watching a cooking show yesterday while visiting her grandfather in the hospital. They showed a sauce made with caramel, mixed with balsamic vinegar, poured over vanilla ice cream. I can't even imagine.
posted by annieb at 3:43 PM on October 15, 2006


Sounds like a great side dish for the Luther .
posted by JDC8 at 3:48 PM on October 15, 2006


BTW, I am so not a maple syrup/bacon guy. I was however a M&Ms/popcorn guy (when my health permitted) and am still a salty fries/chocolate shake/malt guy.
posted by Samizdata at 3:55 PM on October 15, 2006


Another strange combination that's very good is peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. Just make a PB sandwich and dot it with butter pickle slices. When eating, you can't really taste the pickles, but the peanut butter tastes better. It's just... more peanutty.

I have not tried adding jelly. I have no idea how that would taste.
posted by Malor at 4:00 PM on October 15, 2006


i know several people who swear by peanut butter and bacon sandwiches

I've eaten peanut butter and bacon sandwiches since I was a kid ( I'm 46), and I still love them. If you haven't tried it, you should. The bacon needs to be crispy, in case you're wondering.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 4:02 PM on October 15, 2006


annieb:

a quality balsamic vinegar is fairly sweet and you could even drink it. Think of it like lemon juice, not vinegar.
posted by empath at 4:12 PM on October 15, 2006


I've eaten peanut butter and bacon sandwiches since I was a kid ( I'm 46), and I still love them.

I assume you're typing your post from a laptop as you sit on the toilet.

(I love PB & Bacon sandwiches, too, but they go through you like a bushpig through a salamander)
posted by jonmc at 4:22 PM on October 15, 2006


more things that sound gross but are not:

Balsamic vinegar poured over fresh strawberries. add a bit of sugar to taste
posted by seawallrunner at 4:25 PM on October 15, 2006


I once poured melted chocolate all over a slice of pizza. It tasted like chocolate, but had pizza texture. I washed it down by drinking the chocolate along with a can of Sprite. Swim practice was not much fun that day.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 4:30 PM on October 15, 2006


Then there's eating a nice dark chocolate while drinking beer, which is something I first experienced in Belgium, where they do that sort of thing. It's great!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:35 PM on October 15, 2006


I put loads of ground chili pepper on my popcorn, not quite as "wrong" as some of those other combos but it's all I got.
posted by Iron Rat at 4:41 PM on October 15, 2006


or peanut butter, banana, honey, and mayonnaise sandwiches. my father can't get enough of those.

i love bacon with maple syrup on it, but that looks like way too much sugar with way too little bacon. i think i'd much rather try the bacon dipped in chocolate or something where the bacon wasn't as drowned out.
posted by mosessis at 4:45 PM on October 15, 2006


Is there nothing bacon can't do?
posted by oflinkey at 5:04 PM on October 15, 2006


I've made this, and it was completely awesome. The recipe linked in the FPP is a little more "candy" than "pig" though - I'll have to try it and see if I like it.
posted by deadmessenger at 5:08 PM on October 15, 2006


Bacon apparently is the Universal Consort.
And don't forget about fresh ground pepper on melon!
posted by rob511 at 5:12 PM on October 15, 2006


And don't forget about fresh ground pepper on melon!

Or salt & pepper (if you're adventurous, add a little cayenne) on a slightly underripe mango. Mmmmm.
posted by deadmessenger at 5:14 PM on October 15, 2006


Mmmm. Nut's and gum, together at last!
posted by internal at 5:16 PM on October 15, 2006


bacon killed my baby.
posted by Bear at 5:31 PM on October 15, 2006


All your caramel are belong to me, you can keep the bacon.
posted by caddis at 5:47 PM on October 15, 2006


I think I'm the only person in the world who can't STAND peanut butter with jelly. I like them both individually, but together...they just cancel out the niceness of each.

For some reason, this post is making me crave chips and dip. Which obviously go together perfectly, as they rhyme.

Damn that 24 hour grocery store across the street.
posted by Hildegarde at 6:17 PM on October 15, 2006


It's like something out of the Simpsons

...like hamburger earmuffs!
posted by evilcolonel at 6:35 PM on October 15, 2006


What is it with peanut butter and marshmallow sandwiches? I swear, some people will eat anything
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! at 6:48 PM on October 15, 2006


Snickers omlette.
posted by hortense at 6:53 PM on October 15, 2006


A really high quality balsamic vinegar is not only sweet and non-vinegary in flavor, it's syrupy enough that it can be used as an ice cream topping all by itself. I never believed it until a friend brought a bottle back from Italy and made me try a spoonful. It was so good that adding caramel would be pointless.
posted by rhiannon at 7:03 PM on October 15, 2006


I had a side of smoked oysters (from a can) on slices of sweet oranges, for breakfast today.
It was delish
posted by growabrain at 7:26 PM on October 15, 2006


Pomegranite syrup goes great on vanilla ice cream.
posted by Citizen Premier at 8:12 PM on October 15, 2006


This is totally something that would take off in Quebec...right along with poutine and spaghetti and barbecue sauce.
posted by jimmythefish at 8:16 PM on October 15, 2006


Step #9: Suppress gag reflex

In all honesty, though, I bet it's pretty tasty, but then again, I was brought up on cheese grits and fish-sticks for breakfast. Plus, I love a good coke-and-milk. (which I only first tried a few months ago after learning about it from McSweeney's, of all places.)

Still, it doesn't compare to my childhood favortie hommade-concoction, Coke and Cranberry. Seriously. Try it right now. Equal parts. You've never had it so good.
posted by Navelgazer at 8:47 PM on October 15, 2006


Did all of y'all get pregnant when I wasn't looking? Cause the only time I've ever seen such weird food requests is when you get a bunch of pregnant women together. Full disclosure: my really weird food craving: potato pancakes with anchovies, cream cheese and dark chocolate.
posted by dejah420 at 8:58 PM on October 15, 2006


Navelgazer- Is that Coke as in Coca-Cola or...
posted by Cranberry at 10:06 PM on October 15, 2006


My intoxication has only been unfortunately heightened by this vomit-inducing thread.
posted by nonmerci at 10:15 PM on October 15, 2006


PS: Chocolate and ice cream are sacred foods! They are not to be mixed with such atrocities.
posted by nonmerci at 10:17 PM on October 15, 2006


Courtesy of the other good website, here's a crack page of tastes that, surprisingly, go well together.

Black pepper really does have fruity notes—more so if it's recently ground—that go with melons and berries and such very nicely indeed.
posted by eritain at 12:11 AM on October 16, 2006


chococat: when you're having pancakes and bacon, there's nothing better than maple syrup on the bacon.

Amen. Bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs...even if there's no pancakes I gotsta have my maple syrup with breakfast.

Also, a treat I ate as a kid (which I learned from my Grandpa) was bacon and jelly sanwiches. Delish! The point is, back does go good with the sweet. This looks pretty hardcore, but I'd like to try it.
posted by zardoz at 1:18 AM on October 16, 2006


Pomegranite syrup goes great on vanilla ice cream.

This bears repeating. It tastes like a Red Slush Puppy float. This was yesterday's breakfast.
posted by rxrfrx at 3:49 AM on October 16, 2006


Know what sounds gross and is? A bacon martini.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:01 AM on October 16, 2006


I, too, love syrup on my crispy bacon, and applesauce on sausages.
posted by debralee at 11:23 AM on October 16, 2006


I would kill every last one of you right now for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich.
posted by tristeza at 7:51 PM on October 16, 2006


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