Saturday, October 15, 2011

"Herbes de Pigvence" Bacon

Let me start by saying that I would never, never, never, ever claim to be able to improve bacon.  Ever.  Bacon is one of those things that is perfect just the way it is.  Like the Sistine Chapel.  Or Nutella.  Or "The Office" before Steve Carell left.

You just don't mess with bacon.  You can't make bacon taste better.

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Except that I think I just did.



Oven-cooked Bacon with Herbes de Provence
(Serves 2.  Cooking method from Danilo Alfaro at About.com - my new hero)

  • 1/2-lb bacon (6 strips) - I used natural bacon, which hadn't been cured with nitrites
  • 1/2 tsp Herbes de Provence, crushed with a mortar and pestle to release aroma

1.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Place the strips of bacon on the sheet and sprinkle with the herbes de Provence.


2.  Place baking sheet in cold oven (this is key).  Set oven for 400 degrees.

3.  After about 17 minutes, check to see if the bacon is done.  You'll know it's done because you'll be crying due to the torture of having to smell the cooking bacon without being able to eat it.  Oh, and it will look like this:


4.  Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb the excess grease.

5.  Serve as desired.  I whipped up a batch of scrambled eggs with Jarlsberg cheese and threw it onto a whole wheat English muffin with a side of orange juice.  TrĂ© yummy indeed.



Eat well.

10 comments:

  1. This is SO interesting~!!! You're right, who would ever think to make changes to bacon? Can't wait to try this!

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  2. Oh, it's so good. I'm a big believer that a little bacon doesn't hurt anyone...well, except the pig...

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  3. M-m-m-m-m....The aroma must be exquisite!

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  4. It is, Gran-B!! It was so difficult not to rip open the oven door and devour the bacon as it cooked!

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  5. Sounds ah-may-zing! I love when people make the bacon with sweet ingredients....bravo for twisting it around and using savory herbs! I bet it was delicious!

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  6. YUM! Have you ever tried Ina Garten's recipe for Maple Roasted Bacon? It's amazing. I can't wait to try this one too.

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  7. No, I haven't, but it sounds wonderful!

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  8. I 2nd what Ann said: UH-MAZING.
    (PS: Did you really call it "herb de pigvence bacon"? Because if you did that makes it taste even better!

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  9. WOW! This looks genius! I am seriously jealous of your breakfast (I'm eating plain greek yogurt.....). Oh and I miss Steve Carell too. ;)

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