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Introducing...Colored Bacon. (via the treasure trove that is Bacon Today.) posted by StrikeTheViol (41 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
This will revolutionize bacon art!
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 8:31 PM on June 15, 2010


Enough with the bacon! It's pickles now you fuckers. Pickles. Get with the program.
posted by nola at 8:35 PM on June 15, 2010 [10 favorites]


nahhh they can keep it
posted by Danila at 8:38 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


When they do White, I'll buy some...
posted by HuronBob at 8:40 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


If someone served this to me I would punch them in the dick.
posted by sanko at 8:40 PM on June 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


This is wrong, and I protest it in the strongest possible terms.

Cease and desist, Blasphemers.
posted by Skygazer at 8:42 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Ever had trouble getting your kids to eat their meat?"

Interesting that the colour is heat resistant. Wonder if it changes the flavour profile? I'm a bacon purist, so I'll pass on the artificial colouring. Heck, I don't even want nitrates (which add a little reddish colour) in my bacon.
posted by porpoise at 8:44 PM on June 15, 2010


God, why?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:45 PM on June 15, 2010




Noooooooooooooo thank you.
posted by oinopaponton at 8:49 PM on June 15, 2010


Enough with the bacon! It's pickles now you fuckers. Pickles. Get with the program.

a big skillet full of butter-browned potatoes, scrambled eggs and [insert favorite] cheese mixed in. add bacon strips = joy. add pickles = horrible barfing followed by not eating breakfast or lunch or maybe dinner that day.
posted by ninjew at 8:49 PM on June 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Very cool. And thanks for linking to my first Great Bacon Odyssey post (the "Wired on Bacon" link). Now I need to figure out how to procure or produce colored bacon so I can write about it. Hmm.
posted by cerebus19 at 8:50 PM on June 15, 2010


Fuck bacon and the horse it rode in on, which came from an outlying farm due to new laws passed prohibiting animal slaughter on the streets of London, some time in the mid-14th century.
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:51 PM on June 15, 2010


The preferred term is 'bacon of color'.
posted by poe at 8:54 PM on June 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


So, tugid dahlia... we have England to thank for the wonderfulness of Bacon...?

And... pigs can NOT ride horses....
posted by HuronBob at 8:55 PM on June 15, 2010


I do not want it, Sam I Am.
posted by yhbc at 8:57 PM on June 15, 2010


It's so much fun to make fleshy jokes out of creatures that are demonstrably smarter than dogs! Just toss that blue bacon in the waste bin when you're done waving it around like a gimp!
posted by Burhanistan at 8:59 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Pennsylvania Dutch communities make pickled bacon, so you can both be happy or/and miserable.
posted by boo_radley at 9:00 PM on June 15, 2010


Pickled bacon sounds like an abomination unto God.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:06 PM on June 15, 2010


Unless the bacon comes from pigs of color, it doesn't count.
posted by ZeusHumms at 9:12 PM on June 15, 2010


You should try baconed pickle. Guh!
posted by turgid dahlia at 9:13 PM on June 15, 2010


In the poor southern US school district I grew up in in the 1970's, we used to get pork rinds with food coloring for lunch once a week. Apparently, they officially counted as kind of meat or source of protein for the purposes of the balanced school meals we were supposed to be getting. As illustrated in the article, you can make geometric arrangements out of them instead of actually eating them.
posted by nangar at 9:19 PM on June 15, 2010


The colors seem unappetizing, but the bacon candy mentioned on the site sounds delicious - if ludicrously overpriced.
posted by umberto at 9:22 PM on June 15, 2010


You're bacon the question.
posted by pmbuko at 9:25 PM on June 15, 2010


Turgid, how far down this rabbit hole do you want to go?
posted by boo_radley at 9:26 PM on June 15, 2010


Never had a problem getting my kids to eat bacon. It's bacon! The problem, really, is that bacon is so delicious that they don't want anything else.
posted by itchylick at 9:54 PM on June 15, 2010


I'm not sure about pickeled bacon, but I can assure you that boiled bacon is lacking something of that delicious bacon-ness of pan-fried bacon.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:58 PM on June 15, 2010


i think boiling in water any creature that didn't formerly reside in water is a recipe for that cooked creature tasting like socks. and lets not talk about sous-vide because that's not the same and it's also annoying.
posted by ninjew at 10:09 PM on June 15, 2010


you've never had corned beef socks I take it
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 10:23 PM on June 15, 2010


It's just food coloring. Bacon, I am disappoint.
posted by Malice at 10:35 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


a big skillet full of butter-browned potatoes, scrambled eggs and [insert favorite] cheese mixed in. add bacon strips = joy.

I demand that you explain further, itemizing ingredients and steps and linking to pictures if available.
posted by Ritchie at 3:29 AM on June 16, 2010


a big skillet full of butter-browned potatoes, scrambled eggs and [insert favorite] cheese mixed in. add bacon strips = joy.

I demand that you explain further, itemizing ingredients and steps and linking to pictures if available.

posted by Ritchie at 6:29 AM on 6/16


and then come make it for me.

posted by ShawnString at 4:00 AM on June 16, 2010


nola: "Enough with the bacon! It's pickles now you fuckers. Pickles. Get with the program."

Meh, it's been done.
Disclaimer: I'm a huge Alton Brown fan, but this is the one recipe I'll never, ever try. Nope. Never.
posted by PontifexPrimus at 4:38 AM on June 16, 2010


Red cholesterol kills you the slowest
posted by digdan at 6:16 AM on June 16, 2010


STOPPLAYINGWITHYOURFOOD!!!!
posted by Trochanter at 6:17 AM on June 16, 2010


As for the bacon candies, if the thought intrigues you, go make some. They are very simple and pretty cheap to make.

I like a 3:1 chocolate to bacon ratio. Since bacon typically is purchased by the pound, I tend to use 3 lbs of chocolate. Cook up the bacon. Chop, crumble, or somehow break it into the size you want. I tend to grill the bacon crispy to get some added smokiness to it. I then run it through the food processor for just a few seconds so I have bacon bits and not bacon flecks. Melt your chocolate. I find dark works best, but use what you like. Mix your bacon crumbles into the melted chocolate. You can also add in some spices if you're interested. Smoked paprika, a hot chile powder, or smoked salt all work well. You can spread it over some parchment paper or even spoon/tap it into candy molds. I tend to use a pig shaped candy mold. Toss in the fridge to let it set and you've now got your own chocolate bacon candies.
posted by onhazier at 6:29 AM on June 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


I have been hooked on the same salad for lunch every day: Crumpled bacon, chopped jalapeno (both pickled and raw) grilled chicken, lettuce, and ranch. I can't seem to stop eating this. Just the thought of NOT having this for lunch today makes me feel deprived. Good thing I have all the ingredients.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:50 AM on June 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


And... pigs can NOT ride horses....

That, sir, is simply untrue.
posted by cerebus19 at 8:52 AM on June 16, 2010


I make bacon crackers a lot. You can substitute parmesan for the brown sugar if you don't like mixing your bacon with sweet.
posted by thekilgore at 9:04 AM on June 16, 2010


Colored bacon is entirely wrong.

The bacon alarm clock, however, is full of win. I want one. And then I want to upgrade it so it cooks three slices of bacon, fries two eggs, and toasts two pieces of bread. In conjunction with an auto-start coffee maker, this should mean breakfast will be ready and waiting by the time I get out of bed.
posted by spitefulcrow at 10:00 AM on June 16, 2010


And I thought it wasn't possible for bacon to be worse than it already is. Down with this ridiculous hipster bacon obsession already! After all, it'll just get your too-cool-for-school, oh-so-ironic moustaches all greasy.

(I've been really craving some pickle and pimiento loaf. /unrelated)
posted by Mael Oui at 9:11 PM on June 16, 2010


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